Annals of Laboratory Medicine
Annals of Laboratory Medicine (http://www.annlabmed.org) is published by Korean Society for Laboratory Medicine (http://www.kslm.org/eng/). 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 2021; 41(2): 129~257
Review Articles
Role of Genetic Variants and Gene Expression in the Susceptibility and Severity of COVID-19
Sarita Choudhary, M.D., Karli Sreenivasulu et al.
Ann Lab Med 2021; 41(2): 129-138  https://doi.org/10.3343/alm.2021.41.2.129 PDF
Sustainability in Healthcare: Perspectives and Reflections Regarding Laboratory Medicine
Aroa Molero, Michele Calabrò, Maguelone Vignes et al.
Ann Lab Med 2021; 41(2): 139-144  https://doi.org/10.3343/alm.2021.41.2.139 PDF
Original Articles
Quantification of Thioguanine in DNA Using Liquid Chromatography-Tandem Mass Spectrometry for Routine Thiopurine Drug Monitoring in Patients With Pediatric Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia
Rihwa Choi, M.D., Mi Ryung Chun et al.
Ann Lab Med 2021; 41(2): 145-154  https://doi.org/10.3343/alm.2021.41.2.145 PDF
Establishment of Pediatric Reference Intervals for Routine Laboratory Tests in Korean Population: A Retrospective Multicenter Analysis
Ji Yeon Sung, M.D., Jong Do Seo et al.
Ann Lab Med 2021; 41(2): 155-170  https://doi.org/10.3343/alm.2021.41.2.155 PDF
Laboratory Diagnostic Methods for Clostridioides difficile Infection: the First Systematic Review and Meta-analysis in Korea
Hae-Sun Chung, M.D., Ph.D. et al.
Ann Lab Med 2021; 41(2): 171-180  https://doi.org/10.3343/alm.2021.41.2.171 PDF
Relationship Between Rotavirus P[6] Infection in Korean Neonates and Histo-Blood Group Antigen: a Single-Center Study
Su-Kyung Lee, M.S., Su Jin Oh et al.
Ann Lab Med 2021; 41(2): 181-189  https://doi.org/10.3343/alm.2021.41.2.181 PDF
Prediction of HLA-DQ in Deceased Donors and its Clinical Significance in Kidney Transplantation
Soo-Kyung Kim, M.D., Ph.D. et al.
Ann Lab Med 2021; 41(2): 190-197  https://doi.org/10.3343/alm.2021.41.2.190 PDF
Targeted Next-Generation Sequencing of Plasma Cell-Free DNA in Korean Patients with Hepatocellular Carcinoma
Hyojin Chae, M.D., Ph.D. et al.
Ann Lab Med 2021; 41(2): 198-206  https://doi.org/10.3343/alm.2021.41.2.198 PDF
Genotypic and Phenotypic Characteristics of Hereditary Leiomyomatosis and Renal Cell Cancer Syndrome in Korean Patients
Ja Young Seo, M.D., Ph.D. et al.
Ann Lab Med 2021; 41(2): 207-213  https://doi.org/10.3343/alm.2021.41.2.207 PDF
Brief Communications
Performance Evaluation of VITEK MS for the Identification of a Wide Spectrum of Clinically Relevant Filamentous Fungi Using a Korean Collection
Ju Hyeon Shin, M.D., Soo Hyun Kim et al.
Ann Lab Med 2021; 41(2): 214-220  https://doi.org/10.3343/alm.2021.41.2.214 PDF
Utility of an Automatic Vision-Based Examination System (AVE-562) for the Detection of Clonorchis sinensis Eggs in Stool
Yu Jeong Lee, M.T., Eun Jeong Won et al.
Ann Lab Med 2021; 41(2): 221-224  https://doi.org/10.3343/alm.2021.41.2.221 PDF
Surveillance of Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) Testing in Clinical Laboratories in Korea
Hee Jae Huh, M.D., Ki Ho Hong et al.
Ann Lab Med 2021; 41(2): 225-229  https://doi.org/10.3343/alm.2021.41.2.225 PDF
Schemes and Performance Evaluation Criteria of Korean Association of External Quality Assessment (KEQAS) for Improving Laboratory Testing
Sollip Kim, M.D., Ph.D. et al.
Ann Lab Med 2021; 41(2): 230-239  https://doi.org/10.3343/alm.2021.41.2.230 PDF
Letter to the Editor
der(1)t(1;1)(p36;q10) as a Rare Variant of 1q Gain in Fanconi Anemia-Associated Myelodysplastic Syndrome
Moeinadin Safavi, M.D. and Mohammad Vasei, M.D.
Ann Lab Med 2021; 41(2): 240-242  https://doi.org/10.3343/alm.2021.41.2.240 PDF
A Case of IgG4-related Disease With Bone Marrow Involvement: Bone Marrow Findings and Flow Cytometric Immunophenotyping of Plasma Cells
Han Joo Kim, M.D., Eunkyoung You et al.
Ann Lab Med 2021; 41(2): 243-246  https://doi.org/10.3343/alm.2021.41.2.243 PDF
A Case of Brain Abscess Caused by the Dematiaceous Mold Neoscytalidium dimidiatum in a Korean Man
Su Yeon Jo, M.D., Shinwon Lee et al.
Ann Lab Med 2021; 41(2): 247-249  https://doi.org/10.3343/alm.2021.41.2.247 PDF
Osteomyelitis Caused by Hypervirulent Klebsiella pneumoniae: The First Korean Case With Family Spread
Chang-Hun Lee, M.D., Jeong Don Chae et al.
Ann Lab Med 2021; 41(2): 250-254  https://doi.org/10.3343/alm.2021.41.2.250 PDF
Development of Crohn’s Disease in a Child With SLC26A3-related Congenital Chloride Diarrhea: Report of the First Case in East Asia and a Novel Missense Variant
Eun Sil Kim, M.D., Ju Sun Song et al.
Ann Lab Med 2021; 41(2): 255-257  https://doi.org/10.3343/alm.2021.41.2.255 PDF