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Daria Pašalić
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Department of Medical Chemistry, Biochemistry and Clinical Chemistry
Zagreb University School of Medicine
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10 000 Zagreb, Croatia
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Table of contents

Biochemia Medica 2017;27(1)

 

 

 

Lessons in biostatistics

 

Cristiano Ialongo. The logic of equivalence testing and its use in laboratory medicine. Biochemia Medica 2017;27(1):5-13. https://doi.org/10.11613/BM.2017.001

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Marko Lucijanic, Marko Skelin, Tomo Lucijanic. Survival analysis, more than meets the eye. Biochemia Medica 2017;27(1):14-8. https://doi.org/10.11613/BM.2017.002

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Special issue: External Quality Assessment in Laboratory Medicine

 

Editorial

Barbara De la Salle, Piet Meijer, Annette Thomas, Ana-Maria Simundic. Special issue on External Quality Assessment in Laboratory Medicine – current challenges and future trends. Biochemia Medica 2017;27(1):19-22. https://doi.org/10.11613/BM.2017.003

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Review

Graham R.D. Jones. The role of EQA in harmonization in laboratory medicine – a global effort. Biochemia Medica 2017;27(1):23-9. https://doi.org/10.11613/BM.2017.004

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Anne Stavelin, Xavier Albe, Piet Meijer, Erika Sarkany, Finlay MacKenzie. An overview of the European Organization for External Quality Assurance Providers in Laboratory Medicine (EQALM). Biochemia Medica 2017;27(1):30-6. https://doi.org/10.11613/BM.2017.005

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Wim Coucke, Mohamed Rida Soumali. Demystifying EQA statistics and reports. Biochemia Medica 2017;27(1):37-48. https://doi.org/10.11613/BM.2017.006

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Gunn Berit Berge Kristensen, Piet Meijer. Interpretation of EQA results and EQA-based trouble shooting. Biochemia Medica 2017;27(1):49-62. https://doi.org/10.11613/BM.2017.007

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Barbara De la Salle. Survey material choices in haematology EQA: a confounding factor in automated counting performance assessment. Biochemia Medica 2017;27(1):63-72. https://doi.org/10.11613/BM.2017.008

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Tony Badrick, Stephanie Gay, Euan J. McCaughey, Andrew Georgiou. External Quality Assessment beyond the analytical phase: an Australian perspective. Biochemia Medica 2017;27(1):73-80. https://doi.org/10.11613/BM.2017.009

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Anne Stavelin, Sverre Sandberg. Essential aspects of external quality assurance for point-of-care testing. Biochemia Medica 2017;27(1):81-5. https://doi.org/10.11613/BM.2017.010

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Jasna Lenicek Krleza, Ivana Celap, Jelena Vlasic Tanaskovic. External Quality Assessment in Croatia: problems, challenges, and specific circumstances. Biochemia Medica 2017;27(1):86-92. https://doi.org/10.11613/BM.2017.011

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Marcos Kneip Fleury, Maria Elizabeth Menezes, José Abol Correa. Implementation of the External Quality Assessment Program in Brazil. Biochemia Medica 2017;27(1):93-6. https://doi.org/10.11613/BM.2017.012

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Original papers

Jane Y Carter. External quality assessment in resource–limited countries. Biochemia Medica 2017;27(1):97-109. https://doi.org/10.11613/BM.2017.013

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Stephen Munene, Jackson Songok, Dennis Munene, Jane Carter. Implementing a regional integrated laboratory proficiency testing scheme for peripheral health facilities in East Africa. Biochemia Medica 2017;27(1):110-3. https://doi.org/10.11613/BM.2017.014

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Xiaoyan Zhang, Wei Wang, Falin He, Kun Zhong, Shuai Yuan, Zhiguo Wang. Proficiency testing of maternal serum prenatal screening in second trimester in China, 2015. Biochemia Medica 2017;27(1):114-21. https://doi.org/10.11613/BM.2017.015

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Merica Aralica, Jasna Lenicek Krleza. Evaluating performance in sweat testing in medical biochemistry laboratories in Croatia. Biochemia Medica 2017;27(1):122-30. https://doi.org/10.11613/BM.2017.016

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Nora Nikolac, Jasna Lenicek Krleza, Ana-Maria Simundic. Preanalytical external quality assessment of the Croatian Society of Medical Biochemistry and Laboratory Medicine and CROQALM: finding undetected weak spots. Biochemia Medica 2017;27(1):131-43. https://doi.org/10.11613/BM.2017.017

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Jasna Lenicek Krleza, Adrijana Dorotic, Ana Grzunov. External quality assessment of medical laboratories in Croatia: preliminary evaluation of post-analytical laboratory testing. Biochemia Medica 2017;27(1):144-52. https://doi.org/10.11613/BM.2017.018

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Review

 

Vanja Radišić Biljak, Lorena Honović, Jasminka Matica, Branka Krešić, Sanela Šimić Vojak. The role of laboratory testing in detection and classification of chronic kidney disease: national recommendations. Biochemia Medica 2017;27(1):153-76. https://doi.org/10.11613/BM.2017.019
 

 

Cristiano Ialongo, Sergio Bernardini. Preanalytical investigations of phlebotomy: methodological aspects, pitfalls and recommendations. Biochemia Medica 2017;27(1):177-91. https://doi.org/10.11613/BM.2017.020
 

  

Original papers

 

Stefanie Neubig, Anne Grotevendt, Anders Kallner, Matthias Nauck, Astrid Petersmann. Analytical robustness of nine common assays: frequency of outliers and extreme differences identified by a large number of duplicate measurements.
Biochemia Medica 2017;27(1):192-8. https://doi.org/10.11613/BM.2017.021
 
 
Ana Bronić, Desiree Coen Herak, Sandra Margetić, Marija Milić. Policies and practices in haemostasis testing among laboratories in Croatia: a survey on behalf of a Working Group for Laboratory Coagulation of the Croatian Society of Medical Biochemistry and Laboratory Medicine. Biochemia Medica 2017;27(1):199-216. https://doi.org/10.11613/BM.2017.022
 
 
Dietmar Enko, Harald Mangge, Andreas Münch, Tobias Niedrist, Elisabeth Mahla, Helfried Metzler, Florian Prüller. Pneumatic tube system transport does not alter platelet function in optical and whole blood aggregometry, prothrombin time, activated partial thromboplastin time, platelet count and fibrinogen in patients on anti-platelet drug therapy.
Biochemia Medica 2017;27(1):217-24. https://doi.org/10.11613/BM.2017.023
 
  

Short communication

 

Luis Alfredo Bautista Balbás, Marta Segovia Amaro, Rubén Gómez Rioja, María José Alcaide Martín, Antonio Buño Soto. Stability of plasma electrolytes in Barricor and PST II tubes under different storage conditions. Biochemia Medica 2017;27(1):225-30. https://doi.org/10.11613/BM.2017.024
 

 

Maria Salinas, Maite López-Garrigós, Emilio Flores, Carlos Leiva-Salinas. Big differences in primary care celiac disease serological markers request in Spain. Biochemia Medica 2017;27(1):231-6. https://doi.org/10.11613/BM.2017.025
 

 

Index of authors

 
 
List of reviewers
 
 
Instructions to authors