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Disease Diagnosis
Interpretation
Trouble Shooting
ISSUE I    
Jan - Feb 2004

Dengue Fever
Trace Elements
Blood Collection
ISSUE II    
Mar - Apr 2004

Leptospirosis
Creatine Kinase
Non Linear Multipoint Assays
ISSUE III    
May-Jun 2004

HIV/AIDS
Glycohemoglobin
Staining Mycobacteria
ISSUE IV    
Jul-Aug 2004

Rheumatoid Arthritis
Microalbuminuria
Analyte Stability
ISSUE V    
Sep-Oct 2004

Enteric Fever
C-Reactive Protein
ISSUE VI    
Nov-Dec 2004

Syphilis
Fecal Occult Blood
Prothrombin time INR
ISSUE VII    
Jan-Feb 2005

Malaria
Serum Immunoglobins IgG/ IgM/IgA
Quality control For Routine Hemostasis Laboratory
ISSUE VIII    
Mar-Apr 2005

G6PD deficiency
Prostate Specific Antigen
Quality Assurance in Routine Immuno-hematology
ISSUE IX   
May-Jun 2005

Sickle hemoglobinopathies
Cancer Markers
FUO /PUO (Fever of unknown origin)
ISSUE X   
July-Aug 2005

Myocardial Infarction
Cancer Markers (contd)
Universal work precautions for lab personnel (HIV transmission)
ISSUE XI   
Sep-Oct 2005

Viral Hepatitis C
Cancer markers (contd)
Quality control in hematology
ISSUE XII   
Nov-Dec 2005

Hepatitis B
Diagnosis & Classification of diabetes mellitus: new criteria
Principles of Quality Assurance and Standards for Clinical Chemistry
ISSUE XIII   
Jan-Feb 2006

Tuberculosis
Diagnosis & Classification of diabetes mellitus: new criteria (contd)
Principles of Quality Assurance and Standards for Clinical Chemistry (contd)
ISSUE XIV   
Mar-Apr 2006

Pancreatitis
Interpretation of Lipid and Non-Lipid Markers in Cardiovascular disease
Quality assurance in Bacteriology
ISSUE XV   
May-Jun 2006

SLE
Interpretation of Lipid and Non-Lipid Markers in Cardiovascular disease (contd)
Quality assurance in Bacteriology (contd)
ISSUE XVI   
Jul-Aug 2006

Brucellosis
Neo natal screening test
Antigen vs Antibody tests in malaria testing
ISSUE XVII   
Sep-Oct 2006

Infectious Mononucleosis

Neo natal screening test (contd)

Specimen Quality
ISSUE XVIII   
Nov-Dec 2006

Toxoplasmosis
HIV test and issues related to their accuracy
Rapid HIV testing Issues and usage
ISSUE XIX   
Jan-Feb 2007

Bioshields and Accumix
ISSUE XX   
Mar-Apr 2007

Hemolytic disease of the newborn
Cholinesterase
Guidelines for blood grouping and antibody testing in pregnancy
ISSUE XXI   
May-Jun 2007

Multiple myeloma
Diagnosing and staging multiple myeloma- interpreting results
Guidelines for blood grouping and antibody testing in pregnancy ( contd)
ISSUE XXII   
Jul-Aug 2007

DIC
Serum calcium
Guidelines for blood grouping and antibody testing in pregnancy (contd)
ISSUE XXIII   
Sep-Oct 2007

Leprosy
Serum bilirubin/ urinary and fecal urobilinogen
Specimen preparation
ISSUE XXIV  
Nov-Dec 2007

Iron deficiency anemia
Iron indices and ferritin
Specimen preparation (contd)
ISSUE XXV  
Jan-Feb 2008

Rheumatic fever
Serum proteins
POCT
ISSUE XXVI  
Mar-Apr 2008

Leishmaniasis
MRSA
Prevention of MRSA
ISSUE XXVII  
May-Jun 2008

Thalassemia
MRSA (contd)
Prevention of MRSA (contd)
ISSUE XXVIII  
Jul-Aug 2008

Ricketssiae
Breast tumor markers
Prevention of MRSA (contd)
ISSUE XXIX  
Sep-Oct 2008

Chikungunya
Seminogram
Sperm counts
ISSUE XXX  
Nov-Dec 2008

Avian (Bird) Flu
Urinary crystals
Laboratory acquired brucellosis
ISSUE XXXI  
Jan-Feb 2009

Hepatitis A
Urinary Crystals (contd)
Glycosylated hemoglobin
ISSUE XXXII  
Mar-Apr 2009

Hepatitis E
Immunoglobin E
Helicobacteria pylori tests
ISSUE XXXIII  
May-Jun 2009

Chylamdia
Amylase-Lipase in Pancreatitis
Phlebectomy- Blood collection
ISSUE XXXIV  
Jul-Aug 2009

Peptic Ulcer
Hepatitis B markers
Phlebectomy- Blood collection ( contd)
Special Issue
September 2009

Malaria RDT’s FAQs
Malaria RDT’s Evaluation Summary
ISSUE XXXV
Sep-Oct 2009

Drug Abuse
Hepatitis B markers (contd)

Phlebectomy- Blood collection
 (contd)

 
ISSUE XXXVI
Nov-Dec 2009

Dyslipidemia
Cluster of differentiation
(CD4) markers
Sterility ( Infection control) Maintenance in relation to Diagnostic laboratories
ISSUE XXXVII
Jan-Feb 2010

Swine Flu
Cystatin C
Malaria RDTs
ISSUE XXXVIII
Mar-Apr 2010
Cervical cancer
Urinary casts
Malaria RDTs (contd.)
ISSUE XXXIX
May-Jun 2010
Type 2, Diabetes Mellitus
Type 2, Diabetes Mellitus, latest clinico diagnostic recommendation
HBA1c measurements
ISSUE XL
Jul-Aug 2010
Haemophilia
CD4 counts, highly active antiretroviral therapy
Proper handling of breast cancer specimens
ISSUE XLI
Sep-Oct 2010
Brucellosis
CD4 counts, highly active antiretroviral therapy (contd)
Quality assurance in urine testing
ISSUE XLII
Nov-Dec 2010
Bacterial infection – culture and sensitivity (Antibiogram)
CD4 counts, highly active antiretroviral therapy (contd)
Need for Quality control in susceptibility testing
ISSUE XLIII
Jan-Feb 2011
Chronic Kidney disease
Breast Lump Aspiration
Genetic testing
ISSUE XLIV
Mar-Apr 2011
Prostate Cancer
Aminoacidurias and inborn errors of metabolism
Large scale lab errors (contd)
ISSUE XLV
May-Jun 2011
Hodgkin's Lymphoma
Aminoacidurias and inborn errors of metabolism (contd)
Large scale lab errors (contd)
ISSUE XLVI
Jul-Aug 2011
Megaloblastic Anaemia
Ferritin
Quality Control In The New Environment: Automated Hematology
ISSUE XLVII
Sep-Oct 2011
Deep Venous Thrombosis And Thrombophlebitis
Urine Calcium: Laboratory Measurement And Clinical Utility
Quality Control In The New Environment: Automated Hematology (contd)
ISSUE XLVIII
Nov-Dec 2011
Gout Alcoholic Liver Disease
Nongynecological Cytology Practice Guidelines
ISSUE XLIX
Jan-Feb 2012
 Hypertension  Lipoproteins
Protocol for managing exposure to blood or potentially infectious body fluids in the laboratory

Issue L
Mar-Apr 2012

Infectious mononucleosis 
Reporting critical values in laboratory practice
Homocysteine

Issue LI
May-June 2012

Scarlet Fever
Interpretation of Laboratory tests in Rheumatic disease
Treating HIV exposure

Issue LII
Jul-Aug 2012

Herpes simplex
Interpretation of Laboratory Tests in Rheumatic disease
Quality control of serological assays

Issue LIII
Sep-Oct 2012

Chickenpox
Vitamin D
Blood samples transportation

Issue LIV
Nov-Dec 2012

Recurrent early pregnancy loss
Bone marrow aspiration/Biopsy
Interpreting antiphospholipids antibodies and miscarriages

Issue LV
Jan-Feb 2013

Chronic myeloid leukemia
Leucocyte alkaline phosphatase
Ph chromosome
Issue LVI
March-April 2013
Chikungunya fever
Real time pcr
PCR
Issue LVII
May-June 2013
Colorectal carcinoma
Gastro-intestinal tumour markers
Standard operating procedures for a medical microbiology lab
Issue LVIII
July-Aug 2013
Real Time micro PCR System An Introduction
Issue LIX
Sep-Oct 2013
Gonorrhea
Gastro-intestinal tumour markers(con. From CRUX 57)
Biosafety
Issue LIX
Nov-Dec 2013
Inflammatory bowel disease
Faeces
FOBT
ISSUE LXI
Jan-Feb 2014
SARS (Corona Virus- CoV & Novel Corona Virus -NCoV)
Utilization of the maturation index from a pap smear
FOBT
ISSUE LXII
Mar-Apr 2014
Mycoplasma
Prothrombin time - The importance of National Reference Thromboplastin
Preparing peripheral blood smears
ISSUE LXIII
May-Jun 2014
Acute glomerulonephritis
Cervical cytology- pap's smear
IHC troubleshooting tips
ISSUE LXIV 
Jul-Aug 2014
Chronic glomerulonephritis
Complete Blood Count
H and E staining
ISSUE LXV 
Sep-Oct 2014
Plague
Urine test
The Pap stain
ISSUE LXVI 
Nov-Dec 2014
Ebola virus disease
Routine and microscopic urine examination
Urinalysis
ISSUE LXVII 
Jan-Feb 2015
Vasculitides
Sputum culture
Specimen for submission
ISSUE LXVIII  March-April 2015
Basics of ESR ESR Test methods
ICSH (International Council of Standardization of Hematology) recommendations for measurement of ESR
ISSUE LXIX  May-June 2015
FILARIASIS
Liver Test Interpretation - Approach to the Patient with Liver Disease:
Stool Analysis
ISSUE LXX  July-August 2015
POLYCYTHEMIA VERA
DEVELOPMENT OF BLOOD CELLS SITES OF BLOOD FORMATION
ISSUES FACED WITH AUTOMATED CELL COUNTERS
ISSUE LXXI Sep-Oct 2015
AMEBIASIS
DIARRHEA
STOOL ANALYSIS
ISSUE LXXII Nov-Dec 2015
CHOLERA
Colony Description
Hanging Drop Procedure
ISSUE LXXIII Jan-Feb 2016
NEMATODE INFECTIONS
Gram Stain Procedure
Colour Atlas of Haematological Pathologies
ISSUE LXXIV March-April 2016
VIRAL HEMORRHAGIC FEVERS
WIDAL TEST
PCR Troubleshooting Guide
ISSUE LXXV May-June 2016
TUBERCULOSIS
AFB Smear Microscopy
Steps in Performing AFB Microscopy
ISSUE LXXVI  July-August 2016
HYPOTHYROIDISM
THYROID FUNCTION TESTS
ATYPICAL THYROID PATTERNS
ISSUE LXXVII Sep-Oct 2016
HYPERTHYROIDISM
Thyroid levels in different disease conditions
Problems in the Interpretation of Thyroid Function Tests
ISSUE LXXVIII Nov-Dec 2016
URINARY TRACT INFECTION ( MALES )
URINE CULTURE
URINE CULTURE

 

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