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 2019; 39(1): 1~113
Editorial
Advances in Automated Urinalysis Systems, Flow Cytometry and Digitized Microscopy
Sun Young Cho, M.D. and Mina Hur, M.D.
Ann Lab Med 2019; 39(1): 1-2  https://doi.org/10.3343/alm.2019.39.1.1 PDF
Review Articles
Laboratory Testing in Thyroid Conditions – Pitfalls and Clinical Utility
Shui-Boon Soh, MRCP (UK) and Tar-Choon Aw, FRCPA
Ann Lab Med 2019; 39(1): 3-14  https://doi.org/10.3343/alm.2019.39.1.3 PDF
Progress in Automated Urinalysis
Matthijs Oyaert, M.Sc., and Joris Delanghe et al.
Ann Lab Med 2019; 39(1): 15-22  https://doi.org/10.3343/alm.2019.39.1.15 PDF
Original Articles
Effectiveness of Platelet Function Analyzer-100 for Laboratory Detection of Anti-Platelet Drug-Induced Platelet Dysfunction
Oh Joo Kweon, M.D., Yong Kwan Lim et al.
Ann Lab Med 2019; 39(1): 23-30  https://doi.org/10.3343/alm.2019.39.1.23 PDF
Evaluation of the SD Bioline Strep A Ultra Test in Relation With Number of Colony Forming Units and Color Intensity
Sang Hyuk Ma, M.D., Won-Hee Choi et al.
Ann Lab Med 2019; 39(1): 31-35  https://doi.org/10.3343/alm.2019.39.1.31 PDF
Molecular Epidemiology and Mechanisms of 43 Low-Level Linezolid-Resistant Enterococcus faecalis Strains in Chongqing, China
Ruoyi Hua, M.D., Yun Xia et al.
Ann Lab Med 2019; 39(1): 36-42  https://doi.org/10.3343/alm.2019.39.1.36 PDF
Shorter Incubation Times for Detecting Multi-drug Resistant Bacteria in Patient Samples: Defining Early Imaging Time Points Using Growth Kinetics and Total Laboratory Automation
Irene Burckhardt, M.D., Katharina Last et al.
Ann Lab Med 2019; 39(1): 43-49  https://doi.org/10.3343/alm.2019.39.1.43 PDF
Performance Evaluation of the Automated Fluorescent Immunoassay System Rotavirus Assay in Clinical Samples
Jae-Seok Kim, M.D., Su-Kyung Lee et al.
Ann Lab Med 2019; 39(1): 50-57  https://doi.org/10.3343/alm.2019.39.1.50 PDF
Association of MicroRNA Polymorphisms With Hepatocellular Carcinoma in an Iranian Population
Zhaleh Farokhizadeh, M.Sc, Sahar Dehbidi et al.
Ann Lab Med 2019; 39(1): 58-66  https://doi.org/10.3343/alm.2019.39.1.58 PDF
Performance of Hepatitis B Core-Related Antigen Versus Hepatitis B Surface Antigen and Hepatitis B Virus DNA in Predicting HBeAg-positive and HBeAg-negative Chronic Hepatitis
Zhan-qing Zhang, M.D., Yan-bing Wang et al.
Ann Lab Med 2019; 39(1): 67-75  https://doi.org/10.3343/alm.2019.39.1.67 PDF
Original Articles
Role of Salivary Immune Parameters in Patients With Primary Sjögren’s Syndrome
Yu-Hung Hung, M.Sc., Yung-Hung Lee et al.
Ann Lab Med 2019; 39(1): 76-80  https://doi.org/10.3343/alm.2019.39.1.76 PDF
Prevalence of Hepatitis B Virus (HBV) Among Blood Donors in Eastern Saudi Arabia: Results From a Five-Year Retrospective Study of HBV Seromarkers
Faisal Mousa Alzahrani, Ph.D., Muzaheed et al.
Ann Lab Med 2019; 39(1): 81-85  https://doi.org/10.3343/alm.2019.39.1.81 PDF
Brief Communications
Performance Evaluation of the Beckman Coulter DxN VERIS Hepatitis B Virus (HBV) Assay in Comparison With the Abbott RealTime HBV Assay
Joonhong Park, M.D., Ph.D. et al.
Ann Lab Med 2019; 39(1): 86-90  https://doi.org/10.3343/alm.2019.39.1.86 PDF
Dose Estimation Curves Following In Vitro X-ray Irradiation Using Blood From Four Healthy Korean Individuals
Mi-Ae Jang, M.D., Eun-Ae Han et al.
Ann Lab Med 2019; 39(1): 91-95  https://doi.org/10.3343/alm.2019.39.1.91 PDF
Letter to the Editor
First Case of Plasma Cell Myeloma With Brown Tumor Features Unrelated to Hyperparathyroidism
Heyjin Kim, M.D., Kihyun Kim et al.
Ann Lab Med 2019; 39(1): 96-98  https://doi.org/10.3343/alm.2019.39.1.96 PDF
First Case of Catheter-related Malassezia pachydermatis Fungemia in an Adult
Jaehyeon Lee, M.D., Ph.D. et al.
Ann Lab Med 2019; 39(1): 99-101  https://doi.org/10.3343/alm.2019.39.1.99 PDF
Planned Transfusion of D-Positive Blood Components in an Asia Type DEL Patient: Proposed Modification of the Korean National Guidelines for Blood Transfusion
Sooin Choi, M.D., Sejong Chun et al.
Ann Lab Med 2019; 39(1): 102-104  https://doi.org/10.3343/alm.2019.39.1.102 PDF
Compound Heterozygous Pathogenic Variants of the 15-Hydroxyprostaglandin Dehydrogenase Gene in a Patient With Hypertrophic Osteoarthropathy: First Case in Korea
Mi Ra Ryu, M.D., Ji Hyun Yang et al.
Ann Lab Med 2019; 39(1): 105-108  https://doi.org/10.3343/alm.2019.39.1.105 PDF
A Novel Pathogenic RS1 Variant (c.362delA) in a Korean Patient With Late-onset X-linked Retinoschisis
Eung Suk Lee, M.D., Mi-Ae Jang et al.
Ann Lab Med 2019; 39(1): 109-112  https://doi.org/10.3343/alm.2019.39.1.109 PDF
Erratum
Delamanid, Bedaquiline, and Linezolid Minimum Inhibitory Concentration Distributions and Resistance-related Gene Mutations in Multidrug-resistant and Extensively Drug-resistant Tuberculosis in Korea
Jeong Seong Yang, Kyung Jong Kim, Hongjo Choi et al.
Ann Lab Med 2019; 39(1): 113-113  https://doi.org/10.3343/alm.2019.39.1.113 PDF