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Peer-Reviewed Research

KIMS, CEDIA, and HS-CEDIA immunoassays are inadequately sensitive for detection of benzodiazepines in urine from patients treated for chronic pain.
Pain Physician 2014; 17(4): 359-66
Darragh A., Snyder ML, Ptolemy AS, Melanson S

Optimizing urine drug testing for monitoring medication compliance in pain management.
Pain Medicine 2013; 14(12): 1813-20
Melanson SE, Ptolemy AS, Wasan AD

Comparison of 3 assays for detection of Chlamydia trachomatis and N. gonorrhoeae in Surepath Pap samples and the role of pre- and postcytology testing
Journal of Clinical Microbiology 2012; 50(4): 1281-4
Chernesky M, Jang D, Portillo E, Smieja M, Kapala J, Doucette C, Sumner J, Ewert R, MacRitchie C, Gilchrist J

APTIMA® Combo 2 Testing Detects Additional Cases of N. gonorrhoeae in Community Settings
Journal of Clinical Microbiology 2011; 49(5): 1970-1
Kapala J, Biers K, Cox M, Kamionka M, Sumner J, Jang D, Chernesky M.
 

Comparative evaluation of AMPLICOR HPV PCR and Linear Array assays on Surepath liquid-based Pap samples for the detection of high-risk HPV genotypes.
Journal of Clinical Virology 2011; 50(3): 201-4
Chernesky M, Jang D, Portillo E, Smieja M, Chong S, Buracond S, Klingel M, El Sebai R, Kapala J, Patel J, Biers K, Harroun N, Doucette C, Sumner J

Validation of the APTIMA Combo 2 Assay for the Detection of Chlamydia trachomatis and Neisseria gonorrhoeae in SurePath Liquid-Based Pap Test Samples Taken With Different Collection Devices [PDF]
Sexually Transmitted Diseases 2009; 36(9): 581-3
Chernesky M, Jang, D, Smieja M, Portillo E,Ewert R, Pritchard C,MacEachern D, Doucette C,MacDonald A, Kapala J, Sumner J, Hill C

Major Depressive Disorder and patient satisfaction in relation to methadone pharmacokinetics and pharmacodynamics in stabilized methadone maintenance patients
Journal of Clinical Psychopharmacology 2009; 29(1): 77-81
Elkader AK, Brands B, Dunn E, Selby P, Sproule BA

Functional testosterone: biochemical assessment of hypogonadism in men – Report from a multidisciplinary workshop hosted by the Ontario Society of Clinical Chemists
Aging Male 2007; 10(4): 211-6
Collier CP, Clark AF, Bain J, Godwin M, Hudson RW, Lepage R, Morales A, Moses G, Tremblay RR, Vandenberghe H

Pap cytopathology and the presence of high-risk human papillomavirus in SurePath™ liquid preservative and Digene cervical sampler specimens
Journal of Virological Methods 2007; 142(1-2): 223-5
Kapala J, Jang D, Patel J, Biers K, Smieja M, Chernesky M
 

Performance evaluation of the latest fully automated hematology analyzers in a large, commercial laboratory setting: a 4-way side-by-side study
Laboratory Hematology, 2005;11(4):285-97
Bourner G, Dhaliwal G, Sumner J
 



Peer-Reviewed Editorials

Therapeutic Drug Monitoring
Advocate, Ontario Society of Medical Technologists 2009; 16(2)
Dunn E
 

Traceability and Uncertainty of Measurement for Medical Laboratories
Quality Management Program-Laboratory Services Newsletter 2009; 1
Moses G, Crawford L



Abstract Presentations

Quantifying Insulin-like Growth Factor-1: Inter-assay Variation Remains an Issue.
Annual Meeting of the American Association of Clinical Chemistry, Chicago, Illinois, USA, A-221 (July 2014)
Li H, Bailey D, Martin L, Randell T, Garen K, Waite G, Ptolemy AS

Comparison of Abbott ARCHITECT third-Generation and Roche Elecsys Anti-HCV Assays in a Community Healthcare Setting.
58th Annual Conference of the Canadian Society of Clinical Chemists, Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island, Canada, 503(42) (June 2014)
Bailey D, Randall T, Dixon M, Waite G, Ptolemy AS

A Direct Comparison of the Ability of Capillary, Agarose Gel and Agarose Gel with Immuno-fixation Electrophoresis to Identify Monoclonal Immunoglobulin Proteins in Human Serum.
58th Annual Conference of the Canadian Society of Clinical Chemists, Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island, Canada, 504(42) (June 2014)
Bailey D, Wong KKM, Nyguyen K, Nguyen N, Waite G, Healey J, Ptolemy AS, Li H

Inappropriate Gel Barrier Formation at Normal Total Protein Concentrations.
Annual Meeting of the American Association of Clinical Chemistry, Houston, Texas, USA (July 2013)
Li H, Healey JR, Rapp M, Keczem LE, Ptolemy AS

Diagnosis of C. trachomatis (CT) and N. gonorrhoeae (GC) in Surepath® L-Pap Samples Using APTIMA Combo 2 and ProbeTec (PT) Assays [PDF]
International Conference on Antimicrobial Agents and Chemotherapy, San Francisco, California, (September 2009)
Chernesky M, Jang D, Smieja M, Feng Y, Kapala J, Harroun N, Doucette C, Sumner J
 

APTIMA Combo 2 Testing Detects Additional Cases of N. gonorrhoeae in Community Settings
International Congress of Chemotherapy and Infection, Toronto, ON (June 2009)
Kapala J, Biers K, Cox M, Kamionka M, Sumner J, Jang D, Chernesky M

Comparison of Group B Streptococcus (GBS) Detection Methods Using a New Pre and Post Broth Inoculated Chromogenic Plate, Direct Broth Agglutination and an Enhanced Blood Agar Plate Method
Canadian Association for Clinical Microbiology and Infectious Diseases 2008 Annual Conference, Toronto, ON, (June 2008)
Kornherr P, Dowhaniuk D, Harrison B, Knight N, Psihramis M, Raymondo D
 

Comparison of Culture Media and Methods Used for the Detection of Group B Streptococcus from Pre-Natal Vaginal/Rectal Specimens [PDF]
Canadian Association for Clinical Microbiology and Infectious Diseases 2008 Annual Conference, Vancouver, BC (June 2008)
Kornherr P, Dowhaniuk D, Harrison B, Knight N, Psihramis M, Raymondo D
 

Testosterone: What to Measure and When
Upstate New York Section, American Association of Clinical Chemistry, Annual Spring Meeting, Niagara Falls, Canada (May 2008)
Moses G

Prevalence of High Risk HPV Genotypes in Ontario Women Determined by AMPLlCOR® HPV PCR and Linear Array of SUREPATH® Pap Samples
Association of Medical Microbiology and Infectious Disease Canada- Canadian Associate of Clinical Microbiology and Infectious Diseases Annual Conference, Vancouver, BC (February 2008)
Chernesky M, Jang D, Portillo E, Smieja M, Chong S, Buracond S, Kapala J, Patel J, Doucette C, Sumner J
 

Detection of Trichomonas vaginalis in Canadian Women Using Transcription Mediated Amplification Analyte Specific Reagents on Self-Collected Vaginal Swabs
17th International Society for Sexually Transmitted Diseases Research Annual Meeting, Seattle, Washington, (July 2007)
Chernesky M, Jang D, Portillo E, Smieja M, Ewert R, MacRitchie C, Lee C, Main C, Kapala J, Patel J
 

Selected Issues in Immunoassays: How to Evaluate Problems and Support Clinically Relevant Decisions
Canadian Laboratory Medicine Congress, Toronto, ON (June 2007)
Moses G, St. Louis P

A Comparative Study of Denim Blue and MRSA-Select Chromogenic Agars for the Detection of MRSA
Canadian Asssociation for Clinical Microbiology and Infectious diseases 2007 Annual Conference, Halifax, NS, (February 2007)
Kornherr P, Raymondo D, Dowhaniuk D, Gagnon M, Shanks R

Creatinine Reference Ranges and Impact on the Application of the NKF eGFR (Clinical Decision Limits in the Primary Care Setting)
Ontario Society of Clinical Chemists Annual Scientific Meeting, Toronto, ON, (November 2006)
Moses G

Detection of Trichomonas vaginalis in Various Transport Systems and Clinical Specimens Using Analyte Specific Reagents in a Transcription Mediated Amplification Test
22nd International Union against Sexually Transmitted Infections-Europe Conference, Versailles, France, ( October 2006)
Jang D, Portillo E, Kapala J, Patel J, Ewert R, MacRitchie C, Lee C, Chernesky M
 

Assessment of the MDRD Estimated Glomerular Filtration Rate (eGRF, ML/MIN/1.73 M2) When Applied to a Large Cross Section of Patients in the Primary Care Setting
50th Annual Conference of the Canadian Society of Clinical Chemists, Victoria, BC (June 2006)
Moses G, Vandenberghe H., Scime M., and Sumner J.

Evaluation of Three Commercial Latex Agglutination Kits for Serogrouping ß-Hemolytic Streptococci
Canadian Association for Clinical Microbiology and Infectious Diseases, Annual conference, Victoria, BC (March 2006)
Kornherr P, Dowhaniuk D, Raymondo D, Foster E
 

Testing for Oncogenic HPV in Pap Liquid Preservative Fluid (Tripath SurePath™) Correlates with Cytopathogy and Digene Sampler Results
14th European Congress of Clinical Microbiology and Infectious Diseases, 2004
Kapala J,  Chernesky M, Patel J, Chong S, Jang D, Biers K, Mahony J

Establishing Reference Values and Assessment of the Revised MDRD for Estimated Glomerular Filtration Rate (EGFR) in the Primary Care Setting
CSCC, 50th Annual Meeting, Victoria, British Columbia, 2006; Clin Biochem. 39: 1106
Moses G, Vandenberghe H, Scime M, Sumner J.

Uncertainty of Measurement in the Canadian Laboratory
2010 Canadian Society of Clinical Chemists Conference; Saskatoon, Saskatchewan; June 2010
Moses G
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