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 2018; 38(6): 495~622
Original Articles
Poor Prognostic Implication of ASXL1 Mutations in Korean Patients With Chronic Myelomonocytic Leukemia
Hyun-Young Kim, M.D., Ki-O Lee et al.
Ann Lab Med 2018; 38(6): 495-502  https://doi.org/10.3343/alm.2018.38.6.495 PDF
Complete Blood Count Reference Intervals and Patterns of Changes Across Pediatric, Adult, and Geriatric Ages in Korea
Eun-Hee Nah, M.D., Suyoung Kim et al.
Ann Lab Med 2018; 38(6): 503-511  https://doi.org/10.3343/alm.2018.38.6.503 PDF
An Automated Draft Report Generator for Peripheral Blood Smear Examinations Based on Complete Blood Count Parameters
Young-gon Kim, M.D., Jung Ah Kwon et al.
Ann Lab Med 2018; 38(6): 512-517  https://doi.org/10.3343/alm.2018.38.6.512 PDF
Removing Lipemia in Serum/Plasma Samples: A Multicenter Study
María-José Castro-Castro, Ph.D., Beatriz Candás-Estébanez et al.
Ann Lab Med 2018; 38(6): 518-523  https://doi.org/10.3343/alm.2018.38.6.518 PDF
Plasma Neutrophil Gelatinase-Associated Lipocalin as a Marker of Tubular Damage in Diabetic Nephropathy
So Young Kim, M.D., Tae-Dong Jeong et al.
Ann Lab Med 2018; 38(6): 524-529  https://doi.org/10.3343/alm.2018.38.6.524 PDF
Clinical Utility and Cross-Reactivity of Insulin and C-Peptide Assays by the Lumipulse G1200 System
Jongwon Oh, M.D., Jae Hyeon Kim et al.
Ann Lab Med 2018; 38(6): 530-537  https://doi.org/10.3343/alm.2018.38.6.530 PDF
Serum Copeptin Levels Predict Clinical Outcomes After Successful Percutaneous Coronary Intervention in Patients With Acute Myocardial Infarction
Hyun-Jung Choi, M.D., Min Chul Kim et al.
Ann Lab Med 2018; 38(6): 538-544  https://doi.org/10.3343/alm.2018.38.6.538 PDF
Differences in Colistin-resistant Acinetobacter baumannii Clinical Isolates Between Patients With and Without Prior Colistin Treatment
Yu Jin Park, M.D., Duck Jin Hong et al.
Ann Lab Med 2018; 38(6): 545-554  https://doi.org/10.3343/alm.2018.38.6.545 PDF
Detection of mcr-1 Plasmids in Enterobacteriaceae Isolates From Human Specimens: Comparison With Those in Escherichia coli Isolates From Livestock in Korea
Eun-Jeong Yoon, R.Ph., Ph.D. et al.
Ann Lab Med 2018; 38(6): 555-562  https://doi.org/10.3343/alm.2018.38.6.555 PDF
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, M.S., Kyung Jong Kim et al.
Ann Lab Med 2018; 38(6): 563-568  https://doi.org/10.3343/alm.2018.38.6.563 PDF
Detection of Rifampicin- and Isoniazid-Resistant Mycobacterium tuberculosis Using the Quantamatrix Multiplexed Assay Platform System
Hye-young Wang, M.S., Young Uh et al.
Ann Lab Med 2018; 38(6): 569-577  https://doi.org/10.3343/alm.2018.38.6.569 PDF
Original Articles
Development of a Rapid Automated Fluorescent Lateral Flow Immunoassay to Detect Hepatitis B Surface Antigen (HBsAg), Antibody to HBsAg, and Antibody to Hepatitis C
Ji Hyeong Ryu, B.S., Minsuk Kwon et al.
Ann Lab Med 2018; 38(6): 578-584  https://doi.org/10.3343/alm.2018.38.6.578 PDF
Weak D Testing is not Required for D- Patients With C-E- Phenotype
Sooin Choi, M.D., Sejong Chun et al.
Ann Lab Med 2018; 38(6): 585-590  https://doi.org/10.3343/alm.2018.38.6.585 PDF
Association of FOXP3 Single Nucleotide Polymorphisms With Clinical Outcomes After Allogenic Hematopoietic Stem Cell Transplantation
Minjeong Nam, M.D., Sue Shin et al.
Ann Lab Med 2018; 38(6): 591-598  https://doi.org/10.3343/alm.2018.38.6.591 PDF
Brief Communication
Frequency of Red Blood Cell Antigens According to Parent Ethnicity in Korea Using Molecular Typing
Kyung-Hwa Shin, M.D., Hyun-Ji Lee et al.
Ann Lab Med 2018; 38(6): 599-603  https://doi.org/10.3343/alm.2018.38.6.599 PDF
Letter to the Editor
First Case of Necrotizing Fasciitis Caused by Skermanella aerolata Infection Mimicking Vibrio Sepsis
Sang Taek Heo, M.D., Ki Tae Kwon et al.
Ann Lab Med 2018; 38(6): 604-606  https://doi.org/10.3343/alm.2018.38.6.604 PDF
The First Case of Chronic Otitis Media due to Kerstersia gyiorum in Korea
Jin-Hong Kim, M.D., Eunyoung Lee et al.
Ann Lab Med 2018; 38(6): 607-609  https://doi.org/10.3343/alm.2018.38.6.607 PDF
Utility of 16S rRNA PCR in the Synovial Fluid for the Diagnosis of Prosthetic Joint Infection
Sujeesh Sebastian, M.Sc., Rajesh Malhotra et al.
Ann Lab Med 2018; 38(6): 610-612  https://doi.org/10.3343/alm.2018.38.6.610 PDF
A Case of Cruoricaptor ignavus Isolated From the Blood of a Patient With Ewing Sarcoma
Jongwon Oh, M.D., In Young Yoo et al.
Ann Lab Med 2018; 38(6): 613-615  https://doi.org/10.3343/alm.2018.38.6.613 PDF
Clinical Features of Multiple Acyl-CoA Dehydrogenase Deficiency With ETFDH Variants in the First Korean Cases
Yoo Jinie Kim, M.D., Jung Min Ko et al.
Ann Lab Med 2018; 38(6): 616-618  https://doi.org/10.3343/alm.2018.38.6.616 PDF
Characterizing Atypical BCL6 Signal Patterns Detected by Digital Fluorescence In Situ Hybridization (FISH) Analysis
Michael Liew, Ph.D., Leslie R. Rowe et al.
Ann Lab Med 2018; 38(6): 619-622  https://doi.org/10.3343/alm.2018.38.6.619 PDF