Annals of Laboratory Medicine
Annals of Laboratory Medicine ( is published by Korean Society for Laboratory Medicine ( This journal publishes Original Articles, Case Reports, Brief Communications, Letters to the Editor, Review, Editorials, Corrections, and Correspondence about new and important subjects of laboratory medicine related to the etiology, diagnosis and treatment of diseases that are scientific, original, ethical and academically significant.
Ann Lab Med 2018; 38(3): 189~287
Review Article
Characteristics and Immunological Roles of Surface Layer Proteins in Clostridium difficile
Nobuaki Mori, M.D. and Takashi Takahashi, M.D.
Ann Lab Med 2018; 38(3): 189-195   PDF
Original Articles
Clinical Utility of a Diagnostic Approach to Detect Genetic Abnormalities in Multiple Myeloma: A Single Institution Experience
Hyun Ae Jung, M.D., Mi-Ae Jang et al.
Ann Lab Med 2018; 38(3): 196-203   PDF
Prognostic Role of High-sensitivity Cardiac Troponin I and Soluble Suppression of Tumorigenicity-2 in Surgical Intensive Care Unit Patients Undergoing Non-cardiac Surgery
Hyun Suk Yang, M.D., Mina Hur et al.
Ann Lab Med 2018; 38(3): 204-211   PDF
Molecular Epidemiological Features and Antibiotic Susceptibility Patterns of Streptococcus dysgalactiae subsp. equisimilis Isolates from Korea and Japan
Sunjoo Kim, M.D., Jung-Hyun Byun et al.
Ann Lab Med 2018; 38(3): 212-219   PDF
Evaluation of a New Multiplex Real-Time PCR Assay for Detecting Gastroenteritis-Causing Viruses in Stool Samples
Jungwon Hyun, M.D., Dae-Hyun Ko et al.
Ann Lab Med 2018; 38(3): 220-225   PDF
Comparison of Enterococcus faecium Bacteremic Isolates from Hematologic and Non-hematologic Patients: Differences in Antimicrobial Resistance and Molecular Characteristics
Sung-Yeon Cho, M.D., Yeon-Joon Park et al.
Ann Lab Med 2018; 38(3): 226-234   PDF
Same-Day Identification and Antimicrobial Susceptibility Testing of Bacteria in Positive Blood Culture Broths Using Short-Term Incubation on Solid Medium with the MicroFlex LT, Vitek-MS, and Vitek2 Systems
Jihye Ha, M.D., Sung Kuk Hong et al.
Ann Lab Med 2018; 38(3): 235-241   PDF
Spectrum of MNX1 Pathogenic Variants and Associated Clinical Features in Korean Patients with Currarino Syndrome
Seungjun Lee, M.D., Eun Jin Kim et al.
Ann Lab Med 2018; 38(3): 242-248   PDF
Budget Impact of the Accreditation Program for Clinical Laboratories on Colorectal Cancer Screening via Fecal Immunochemical Testing: Results from the National Cancer Screening Program in Korea
Jae Kwan Jun, M.D., Na Young Sung et al.
Ann Lab Med 2018; 38(3): 249-254   PDF
Brief Communications
Evaluation of Stability of Thiopurine Metabolites Using a Validated LC-MS/MS Method
In-Young Yoo, M.D., Kyunghoon Lee et al.
Ann Lab Med 2018; 38(3): 255-260   PDF
Evaluation of the 1B Equation to Estimate Glomerular Filtration Rate in Pediatric Patients with Cancer
Tae-Dong Jeong, M.D., Jaeryuk Kim et al.
Ann Lab Med 2018; 38(3): 261-265   PDF
Seasonal and Temperature-Associated Increase in Community-Onset Acinetobacter baumannii Complex Colonization or Infection
Young Ah Kim, M.D., Jin Ju Kim et al.
Ann Lab Med 2018; 38(3): 266-270   PDF
Prevalence of Escherichia coli Carrying pks Islands in Bacteremia Patients
Eunyoung Lee, B.S. and Yangsoon Lee, M.D. et al.
Ann Lab Med 2018; 38(3): 271-273   PDF
Letter to the Editor
Circulating Microparticles and Coagulation Profiles in Patients with Advanced Stage Solid Tumors
Der Sheng Sun, M.D., Hae Kyung Lee et al.
Ann Lab Med 2018; 38(3): 274-276   PDF
NDM-5 and OXA-48 Co-producing Uropathogenic Escherichia coli Isolate: First Case in Korea
Jinho Jhang, M.D., Hye-young Wang et al.
Ann Lab Med 2018; 38(3): 277-279   PDF
Clinical Significance of Anti-G Alloantibody and Serologic Interpretation Strategies for Patients with an Anti-C+D Pattern: First Report of Anti-G Alloantibody Identification in Korea
Da Young Song, M.D., Dong Woo Shin et al.
Ann Lab Med 2018; 38(3): 280-282   PDF
PITX2-related Axenfeld-Rieger Syndrome with a Novel Pathogenic Variant (c.475_476delCT)
Jong Eun Park, M.D., Eun Jung Lee et al.
Ann Lab Med 2018; 38(3): 283-286   PDF
Increasing Incidence of Listeriosis and Infection associated Clinical Outcomes
Min Hyuk Choi, Yu Jin Park, Myungsook Kim et al.
Ann Lab Med 2018; 38(3): 287-287   PDF