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 2019; 39(6): 509~606
Review Article
Current Aspects of Clonal Hematopoiesis: Implications for Clinical Diagnosis
Kristin Karner, M.D., Tracy I. George et al.
Ann Lab Med 2019; 39(6): 509-514 PDF
Korean Society for Genetic Diagnostics Guidelines for Validation of Next-Generation Sequencing-Based Somatic Variant Detection in Hematologic Malignancies
Heyjin Kim, M.D., Jae Won Yun et al.
Ann Lab Med 2019; 39(6): 515-523 PDF
Original Articles
Screening for Gestational Diabetes Mellitus by Measuring Glycated Hemoglobin Can Reduce the Use of the Glucose Challenge Test
Jose-Maria Maesa, Ph.D., Patricia Fernandez-Riejos et al.
Ann Lab Med 2019; 39(6): 524-529 PDF
Application of the Whole Genome-Based Bacterial Identification System, TrueBac ID, Using Clinical Isolates That Were Not Identified With Three Matrix-Assisted Laser Desorption/Ionization Time-of-Flight Mass Spectrometry (MALDI-TOF MS) Systems
Sung-Min Ha, M.Sc., Chang Ki Kim et al.
Ann Lab Med 2019; 39(6): 530-536 PDF
Serotype Distribution and Antimicrobial Resistance of Invasive and Noninvasive Streptococcus pneumoniae Isolates in Korea between 2014 and 2016
Dong-Chul Park, Ph.D., Si Hyun Kim et al.
Ann Lab Med 2019; 39(6): 537-544 PDF
Molecular Genetics of von Willebrand Disease in Korean Patients: Novel Variants and Limited Diagnostic Utility of Multiplex Ligation-Dependent Probe Amplification Analyses
Hee-Jung Kim, M.D., Soon Ki Kim et al.
Ann Lab Med 2019; 39(6): 545-551 PDF
Development of Statistical Software for the Korean Laboratory Accreditation Program Using R Language: LaboStats
Yeongsic Kim, M.D., Hae-il Park et al.
Ann Lab Med 2019; 39(6): 552-560 PDF
Brief Communications
POEMS Syndrome: Bone Marrow, Laboratory, and Clinical Findings in 24 Korean Patients
Hyoeun Shim, M.D., Chang Ahn Seol et al.
Ann Lab Med 2019; 39(6): 561-565 PDF
Comparison of Six Commercial Diagnostic Tests for the Detection of Dengue Virus Non-Structural-1 Antigen and IgM/IgG Antibodies
Hyeyoung Lee, M.D., Ji Hyeong Ryu et al.
Ann Lab Med 2019; 39(6): 566-571 PDF
EDTA Treatment for Overcoming the Prozone Effect and for Predicting C1q Binding in HLA Antibody Testing
Hoon Seok Kim, M.D., Ae-Ran Choi et al.
Ann Lab Med 2019; 39(6): 572-576 PDF
Letter to the Editor
First Case of Transformation of Immunoglobulin Heavy Chain Variable-Mutated Chronic Lymphocytic Leukemia Into Chronic Myeloid Leukemia
Xueya Zhang , M.D. and Xizhe Guo , M.D.
Ann Lab Med 2019; 39(6): 577-579 PDF
Fluoranthene-Induced Cytotoxicity and Direct Effect of Aryl Hydrocarbon Receptor Antagonist on Hematopoietic Stem Cell Differentiation
Seung-Hyun Yang, M.A., Min-Gu Kang et al.
Ann Lab Med 2019; 39(6): 580-583 PDF
Improvement in External Quality Assessment Results for Qualitative Fecal Immunochemical Tests in Korea After Feedback to Manufacturers
Wonmok Lee, M.D., Namhee Ryoo et al.
Ann Lab Med 2019; 39(6): 584-586 PDF
First Case of Aureimonas altamirensis Bacteremia in Korea
Namsu Kim, M.D., Jeong-Hwan Hwang et al.
Ann Lab Med 2019; 39(6): 587-589 PDF
Accuracy of BacT/Alert Virtuo for Measuring Blood Volume for Blood Culture
Seungjun Lee, M.D. and Sunjoo Kim, M.D. et al.
Ann Lab Med 2019; 39(6): 590-592 PDF
First Case of Trueperella bernardiae Bacteremia in an Immunocompromised Patient in Korea
Juhye Roh, M.D., Myungsook Kim et al.
Ann Lab Med 2019; 39(6): 593-595 PDF
First Isolation of Mycobacterium virginiense From a Human Pulmonary Specimen
Jaewan Jung, M.D., In Young Yoo et al.
Ann Lab Med 2019; 39(6): 596-598 PDF
Pitfalls of ABO Genotyping Based on Targeted Single Nucleotide Variant Analysis Due to a Nondeletional O Allele Lacking c.261delG: First Report of ABO*O.09.01 in Korea
Dahae Yang, M.D., Boram Kim et al.
Ann Lab Med 2019; 39(6): 599-601 PDF
First Case in Korea of a Patient With Anti-PP1Pk Antibodies: Successful Blood Management via Acute Normovolemic Hemodilution
Changhee Ha, M.D., Sooin Choi et al.
Ann Lab Med 2019; 39(6): 602-605 PDF
Challenges and Considerations in Sequence Variant Interpretation for Mendelian Disorders
Young-Eun Kim, Chang-Seok Ki, Mi-Ae Jang
Ann Lab Med 2019; 39(6): 606-606 PDF