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Diagnostics Neurology, Quality assurance and quality control, Analytical science

Avoid Mass Spec-ulation: Use References

Analysis of beta-amyloid in the cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) is an increasingly common method for early diagnosis of Alzheimer’s disease (AD), and is seeing use in both clinical and research settings. But just how accurate are these tests? A reference method for harmonizing beta-amyloid measurement, developed by the International Federation of Clinical Chemistry and Laboratory Medicine (IFCC) Scientific Division Working Group on CSF proteins, has now been formally classified as the international standard, in order to address current issues with diagnostic testing.

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Roisin McGuigan

I have an extensive academic background in the life sciences, having studied forensic biology and human medical genetics in my time at Strathclyde and Glasgow Universities. My research, data presentation and bioinformatics skills plus my ‘wet lab’ experience have been a superb grounding for my role as an Associate Editor at Texere Publishing. The job allows me to utilize my hard-learned academic skills and experience in my current position within an exciting and contemporary publishing company.

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