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(4): 289~392
Mac-2 Binding Protein Glycosylation Isomer: Emerging Non-Invasive Serum Marker for Liver Fibrosis
Sun Young Cho, M.D. and Mina Hur, M.D.
Ann Lab Med 2018; 38(4): 289-290   PDF
Review Article
Principles of Genetic Counseling in the Era of Next-Generation Sequencing
Mina Yang, M.D. and Jong-Won Kim, M.D.
Ann Lab Med 2018; 38(4): 291-295   PDF
Original Articles
GATA1 Expression in BCR/ABL1-negative Myeloproliferative Neoplasms
Naery Yang, M.D., Sholhui Park et al.
Ann Lab Med 2018; 38(4): 296-305   PDF
Galectin-3 Reflects the Echocardiographic Grades of Left Ventricular Diastolic Dysfunction
Uzair Ansari, M.D., Michael Behnes et al.
Ann Lab Med 2018; 38(4): 306-315   PDF
Determining Genotypic Drug Resistance by Ion Semiconductor Sequencing With the Ion AmpliSeqTM TB Panel in Multidrug-Resistant Mycobacterium tuberculosis Isolates
Joonhong Park, M.D., So Youn Shin et al.
Ann Lab Med 2018; 38(4): 316-323   PDF
Recent Increase in the Incidence of TEM-135 β-Lactamase-harboring Neisseria gonorrhoeae in Korea
John Hoon Rim, M.D., Hyunsoo Kim et al.
Ann Lab Med 2018; 38(4): 324-330   PDF
Usefulness of Enhanced Liver Fibrosis, Glycosylation Isomer of Mac-2 Binding Protein, Galectin-3, and Soluble Suppression of Tumorigenicity 2 for Assessing Liver Fibrosis in Chronic Liver Diseases
Hee-Won Moon, M.D., Mikyoung Park et al.
Ann Lab Med 2018; 38(4): 331-337   PDF
Allergen Microarrays for In Vitro Diagnostics of Allergies: Comparison with ImmunoCAP and AdvanSure
Hyunjin Jeon, M.S., Joo Hyun Jung et al.
Ann Lab Med 2018; 38(4): 338-347   PDF
Diagnosis of Liver Fibrosis With Wisteria floribunda Agglutinin-Positive Mac-2 Binding Protein (WFA-M2BP) Among Chronic Hepatitis B Patients
Dong Wook Jekarl, M.D., Hyunyu Choi et al.
Ann Lab Med 2018; 38(4): 348-354   PDF
Comparison of Four Automated Carcinoembryonic Antigen Immunoassays: ADVIA Centaur XP, ARCHITECT I2000sr, Elecsys E170, and Unicel Dxi800
Joonhong Park, M.D., Seungok Lee et al.
Ann Lab Med 2018; 38(4): 355-361   PDF
Original Articles
Flow-Cytometric Analysis of HNA-2 Expression and Phenotypes Among Thai Blood Donors
Oytip Nathalang, Ph.D., Kanokpol Siriphanthong et al.
Ann Lab Med 2018; 38(4): 362-366   PDF
Brief Communication
Phenotypic and Genomic Characterization of AmpC-Producing Klebsiella pneumoniae From Korea
Mattia Palmieri, M.Sc., Stephane Schicklin et al.
Ann Lab Med 2018; 38(4): 367-370   PDF
Letter to the Editor
Effects of Cold Agglutinin on the Accuracy of Complete Blood Count Results and Optimal Sample Pretreatment Protocols for Eliminating Such Effects
John Hoon Rim, M.D., Myung Hee Chang et al.
Ann Lab Med 2018; 38(4): 371-374   PDF
Necessity of Reticulocyte Calibration for More Accurate and Precise Results
Yong Kwan Lim, M.D., Hyun-Young Chi et al.
Ann Lab Med 2018; 38(4): 375-377   PDF
Rapid Identification of blaIMP-1 and blaIMP-6 by Multiplex Amplification Refractory Mutation System PCR
Akiyo Nakano, M.S., Ryuichi Nakano et al.
Ann Lab Med 2018; 38(4): 378-380   PDF
Multiple Intraabdominal Abscesses Caused by Mycoplasma hominis Infection Following Simultaneous Pancreas-Kidney Transplantation
Yumiko Okumura, B.A., Toshiki Kajihara et al.
Ann Lab Med 2018; 38(4): 381-383   PDF
Prevalence of Plasmid-Mediated Quinolone Resistance Genes Among Escherichia coli in the Gut of Healthy People in Fuzhou, China
Bin Li, Ph.D., Yao Chen et al.
Ann Lab Med 2018; 38(4): 384-386   PDF
Extended Red Blood Cell Genotyping to Investigate Immunohematology Problems
Kyung-Hwa Shin, M.D., Hyun-Ji Lee et al.
Ann Lab Med 2018; 38(4): 387-388   PDF
Mutation Analysis of X-linked Sideroblastic Anemia in a 12-Month-Old Boy by Massively Parallel Sequencing
Hui-Jin Yu, M.D., Young Ju Lee et al.
Ann Lab Med 2018; 38(4): 389-392   PDF