Annals of Laboratory Medicine
Annals of Laboratory Medicine ( is published by the 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(1): 1~84
Review Article
Cell-Free DNA in Oncology: Gearing up for Clinic
Bryan C. Ulrich, B.A. and Cloud P. Paweletz, Ph.D.
Ann Lab Med 2018; 38(1): 1-8   PDF
Original Articles
Serum Macrophage Migration Inhibitory Factor as a Biomarker of Active Pulmonary Tuberculosis
Zhong-bo Shang, M.D., Jun Wang et al.
Ann Lab Med 2018; 38(1): 9-16   PDF
Extensively Drug-Resistant Escherichia coli Sequence Type 1642 Carrying an IncX3 Plasmid Containing the blaKPC-2 Gene Associated with Transposon Tn4401a
Seri Jeong, M.D., Jung Ok Kim et al.
Ann Lab Med 2018; 38(1): 17-22   PDF
Comparison of Singleplex Specific IgE Detection Immunoassays: ImmunoCAP Phadia 250 and Immulite 2000 3gAllergy
Kyung Hee Park, M.D., Jongsun Lee et al.
Ann Lab Med 2018; 38(1): 23-31   PDF
Application of Multiplex Ligation-Dependent Probe Amplification Assay for Genotyping Major Blood Group Systems Including DEL Variants in the D-Negative Korean Population
Banseok Kim, M.D., Seung-Tae Lee et al.
Ann Lab Med 2018; 38(1): 32-38   PDF
Urinary YKL-40 as a Candidate Biomarker for Febrile Urinary Tract Infection in Young Children
Hyun Hee Kim, M.D., Mi Hae Chung et al.
Ann Lab Med 2018; 38(1): 39-45   PDF
Brief Communications
Evaluation of Allplex Respiratory Panel 1/2/3 Multiplex Real-Time PCR Assays for the Detection of Respiratory Viruses with Influenza A Virus subtyping
Jaehyeon Lee, M.D., Hye Soo Lee et al.
Ann Lab Med 2018; 38(1): 46-50   PDF
Is It Necessary to Repeat Fecal Occult Blood Tests with Borderline Results for Colorectal Cancer Screening?
Eunyoung Lee, B.S. and Yangsoon Lee, M.D.
Ann Lab Med 2018; 38(1): 51-53   PDF
Application of Multigene Panel Sequencing in Patients with Prolonged Rate-corrected QT Interval and No Pathogenic Variants Detected in KCNQ1, KCNH2, and SCN5A
Soo Hyun Seo, M.D., So Yeon Kim et al.
Ann Lab Med 2018; 38(1): 54-58   PDF
Brief Communications
Chinese Pediatric Reference Intervals for Serum Cortisol on IMMULITE 2000
Ling-Li Wang, M.D., Li-Yue Zhang et al.
Ann Lab Med 2018; 38(1): 59-62   PDF
Letter to the Editor
Molecular and Cytogenetic Studies in a Child with Burkitt Lymphoma and Ataxia-Telangiectasia Syndrome Harboring MYC Overexpression and Partial Trisomy 8
Mariana T. De Souza, M.S., Gabriela Vera-Lozada et al.
Ann Lab Med 2018; 38(1): 63-66   PDF
Effect of Accreditation on the Accuracy of Diagnostic Hematologic Tests: Standard Deviation Index Analysis
Young Ahn Yoon, M.D., Mi-Ae Jang et al.
Ann Lab Med 2018; 38(1): 67-70   PDF
Polymicrobial Anaerobic Bacteremia Caused by Butyricimonas virosa and Brachyspira pilosicoli in a Patient with Peritonitis following Intestinal Perforation
Yoshihiko Ogawa, M.D., Masatoshi Sato et al.
Ann Lab Med 2018; 38(1): 71-73   PDF
A Case of Anti-reticulin Antibody-positivity in Metachronous Double Primary Cancer
Ki-Na Kim, M.D., La-He Jearn et al.
Ann Lab Med 2018; 38(1): 74-76   PDF
Deletion of 20p13 and Duplication of 20p13p12.3 in a Patient with Delayed Speech and Development
Soon Sung Kwon, M.D., Jieun Kim et al.
Ann Lab Med 2018; 38(1): 77-79   PDF
Identification of Homozygous Likely Pathogenic Variant of ALDH3A2 in a Korean Boy with Sjögren–Larsson Syndrome
Je Yeon Kim, M.D., Shin-Hye Kim et al.
Ann Lab Med 2018; 38(1): 80-82   PDF
Intactness of Medical Nonsterile Gloves on Use of Alcohol Disinfectants
Jiyoung Chang, M.D., Tae-Dong Jeong et al.
Ann Lab Med 2018; 38(1): 83-84   PDF