Annals of Laboratory Medicine
Annals of Laboratory Medicine (http://www.annlabmed.org) is published by the 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 2016; 36(5): 399~504
Original Articles
Correlation of NPM1 Type A Mutation Burden With Clinical Status and Outcomes in Acute Myeloid Leukemia Patients With Mutated NPM1 Type A
Su Yeon Jo, M.D., Sang Hyuk Park et al.
Ann Lab Med 2016; 36(5): 399-404  http://dx.doi.org/10.3343/alm.2016.36.5.399 PDF
Can a Point-of-Care Troponin I Assay be as Good as a Central Laboratory Assay? A MIDAS Investigation
W. Frank Peacock, M.D., Deborah Diercks et al.
Ann Lab Med 2016; 36(5): 405-412  http://dx.doi.org/10.3343/alm.2016.36.5.405 PDF
Performance Evaluation of the Serum Thyroglobulin Assays With Immunochemiluminometric Assay and Immunoradiometric Assay for Differentiated Thyroid Cancer
Yoon Young Cho, M.D., Sejong Chun et al.
Ann Lab Med 2016; 36(5): 413-419  http://dx.doi.org/10.3343/alm.2016.36.5.413 PDF
The Prognostic Value of Serum Levels of Heart-Type Fatty Acid Binding Protein and High Sensitivity C-Reactive Protein in Patients With Increased Levels of Amino-Terminal Pro-B Type Natriuretic Peptide
Ji Hun Jeong, M.D., Yiel Hea Seo et al.
Ann Lab Med 2016; 36(5): 420-426  http://dx.doi.org/10.3343/alm.2016.36.5.420 PDF
Evaluation of Serum Cotinine Cut-Off to Distinguish Smokers From Nonsmokers in the Korean Population
Kiwoong Ko, M.D., Min-Jung Kwon et al.
Ann Lab Med 2016; 36(5): 427-432  http://dx.doi.org/10.3343/alm.2016.36.5.427 PDF
Disk Carbapenemase Test for the Rapid Detection of KPC-, NDM-, and Other Metallo-β-Lactamase-Producing Gram-Negative Bacilli
Hyunsoo Kim, M.D., Ji Yeon Sung et al.
Ann Lab Med 2016; 36(5): 434-440  http://dx.doi.org/10.3343/alm.2016.36.5.434 PDF
Analysis of the Vaginal Microbiome by Next-Generation Sequencing and Evaluation of its Performance as a Clinical Diagnostic Tool in Vaginitis
Ki Ho Hong, M.D., Sung Kuk Hong et al.
Ann Lab Med 2016; 36(5): 441-449  http://dx.doi.org/10.3343/alm.2016.36.5.441 PDF
Analytical and Clinical Validation of Six Commercial Middle East Respiratory Syndrome Coronavirus RNA Detection Kits Based on Real-Time Reverse-Transcription PCR
Mi-Na Kim, M.D., Young Jin Ko et al.
Ann Lab Med 2016; 36(5): 450-456  http://dx.doi.org/10.3343/alm.2016.36.5.450 PDF
Comparative Evaluation of Three Homogenization Methods for Isolating Middle East Respiratory Syndrome Coronavirus Nucleic Acids From Sputum Samples for Real-Time Reverse Transcription PCR
Heungsup Sung, M.D., Dongeun Yong et al.
Ann Lab Med 2016; 36(5): 457-462  http://dx.doi.org/10.3343/alm.2016.36.5.457 PDF
Germline TP53 Mutation and Clinical Characteristics of Korean Patients With Li-Fraumeni Syndrome
Kyoung-Jin Park, M.D., Hyun-Jung Choi et al.
Ann Lab Med 2016; 36(5): 463-468  http://dx.doi.org/10.3343/alm.2016.36.5.463 PDF
Original Articles
Adeno-Associated Virus 2-Mediated Hepatocellular Carcinoma is Very Rare in Korean Patients
Kyoung-Jin Park, M.D., Jongan Lee et al.
Ann Lab Med 2016; 36(5): 469-474  http://dx.doi.org/10.3343/alm.2016.36.5.469 PDF
Frequency and Clinical Characteristics of Intrachromosomal Amplification of Chromosome 21 in Korean Childhood B-lineage Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia
Jieun Kim, M.D., Chuhl Joo Lyu et al.
Ann Lab Med 2016; 36(5): 475-480  http://dx.doi.org/10.3343/alm.2016.36.5.475 PDF
Reference Intervals of Hematology and Clinical Chemistry Analytes for 1-Year-Old Korean Children
Hye Ryun Lee, M.D., Sue Shin et al.
Ann Lab Med 2016; 36(5): 481-488  http://dx.doi.org/10.3343/alm.2016.36.5.481 PDF
Brief Communication
Multiplex Assay of Second-Line Anti-Tuberculosis Drugs in Dried Blood Spots Using Ultra-Performance Liquid Chromatography-Tandem Mass Spectrometry
Kyunghoon Lee, M.D., Sun-Hee Jun et al.
Ann Lab Med 2016; 36(5): 489-493  http://dx.doi.org/10.3343/alm.2016.36.5.489 PDF
Letter to the Editor
Acute Myeloid Leukemia With MLL Rearrangement and CD4+/CD56+ Expression can be Misdiagnosed as Blastic Plasmacytoid Dendritic Cell Neoplasm: Two Case Reports
Ju-Mee Lee, M.D., In-Suk Kim et al.
Ann Lab Med 2016; 36(5): 494-497  http://dx.doi.org/10.3343/alm.2016.36.5.494 PDF
Reply to the Letter to the Editor by Dr. Chirumbolo
Dong Il Won, M.D.
Ann Lab Med 2016; 36(5): 498-498  http://dx.doi.org/10.3343/alm.2016.36.5.498 PDF
Basophil Activation Test for Chronic Urticaria
Salvatore Chirumbolo, Ph.D.
Ann Lab Med 2016; 36(5): 499-500  http://dx.doi.org/10.3343/alm.2016.36.5.499 PDF
MLL-SEPT5 Fusion Transcript in Two de novo Acute Myeloid Leukemia Patients With t(11;22)(q23;q11)
Nana Wang, M.D.*, Xiaojin Wu et al.
Ann Lab Med 2016; 36(5): 501-503  http://dx.doi.org/10.3343/alm.2016.36.5.501 PDF
Erratum
Increase in Anti-Gal IgM Level is Associated With Early Graft Failure in Intraportal Porcine Islet
Xenotransplantation
Hee Jung Kang, Haneulnari Lee, Eun Mi Park et al.
Ann Lab Med 2016; 36(5): 504-504  http://dx.doi.org/10.3343/alm.2016.36.5.504 PDF