Posters and Presentations

Each year, the ARUP Institute for Clinical and Experimental Pathology® presents at more than 200 conferences, workshops, annual meetings, and symposiums for several national and international organizations. Recent posters and presentations are listed below.

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Cancer Genomics Consortium (CGC)–Cytogenomics Array Group CNV Database (CAGdb)
Denver, CO, August 3–5, 2015

Paxton C, Rowe LR, South ST—Presentation
Paxton C, Rowe LR, South ST. Validation of a modified OncoScan® protocol for use in a clinical laboratory.

Association of Medical and Laboratory Immunologists (AMLI)
New Orleans, LA, August 14–17, 2015

Taggart B, Jaskowski TD, Tebo AE—Poster
Malohifoou F, Cromar A, Singh J, Taggart B, Jaskowski TD, Tebo AE. A comparison of anti-nuclear antibody detection using three enzyme immunoassays and indirect immunofluorescence antibody tests.

Haven TR, Tebo AE—Poster
Haven TR, Knapp D, Outly TK, Tebo AE. Detection of aquaporin-4 receptor autoantibody in cerebrospinal fluid by recombinant cell immunofluorescence.

Jaskowski TD, Tebo AE—Poster
Jaskowski TD, Mahler M, Albesa R, Zohoury N, Bentow C, Tebo AE. Evaluation of the NOVA Dot for the detection of anti-TH/TO antibodies.

Hill HR—Poster
Peterson LK, Lozier BK, Hill HR. Optimizing the dihydrorhodamine (DHR) neutrophil oxidative burst assay to decrease the number of indeterminate results.

Pavlov IY, Delgado JC—Poster
Pavlov IY, Delgado JC. Reporter-gene assay for measurement of functional activity of infliximab and neutralizing anti-infliximab antibodies: results of two years of clinical laboratory use.

David W. Smith Malformation and Morphogenesis Workshop
St. Michaels, MD, August 14–19, 2015

Swensen J, Vaughn C—Poster
Stevenson DA, Swensen J, Hartung AM, Uriz IE, Lapin M, Carey JC, Yi P, Vaughn C, Dobrowolski SF, Larsen MR, Calhoun A, Andresen BS. HRAS p.G12V mutations in Costello syndrome.

JUNE 2015

European Congress of Clinical Chemistry and Laboratory Medicine
Paris, France, June 21–25, 2015

Frank EL—Poster
Signorelli HN, McCord L, Frank EL. Reference intervals for urinary porphyrins and porphobilinogen derived from an American laboratory database.

Hereditary Hemorrhagic Telangiectasia (HHT)
Captiva, FL, June 11–14, 2015

Wooderchak-Donahue WL, Lewis T, Bayrak-Toydemir P—Poster
Wooderchak-Donahue WL, McDonald J, VanSant-Webb C, Lewis T, Stevenson DA, Bayrak-Toydemir P. Molecular diagnostics in the new era: clinical utility of a next-generation sequencing panel in the diagnosis of HHT.

APRIL 2015

Clinical Immunology Society (CIS)
Houston, TX, April 9–12, 2015

Kumanovics A—Poster 
Kumanovics A, Nee Lee Y, Ujhazi B, Chen K, MacArthur D, Notarangelo LD, Walter JE. Estimated disease incidence of RAG1 mutation by querying the Exome Aggregation Consortium.

Australasian Society of Cytogeneticists and the Molecular Genetics Society of Australasia
Auckland, New Zealand, April 10–12, 2015

South ST—Presentation
South ST. Detection of copy number alterations, ploidy, and loss of heterozygosity across the genome in FFPE specimens—utility for diagnosis and treatment with comparison to FISH-based and as a complement to sequencing assays.

South ST—Presentation
South ST. Discussion of unusual cases—it's never boring to be looking at the whole genome.

European Society of Clinical Microbiology and Infectious Disease (ECCMID)
Copenhagen, Denmark, April 25–28, 2015

Couturier B, Couturier M—Poster
Couturier B, Jensen R, Case K, Heffron M, Gubler E, Couturier M. An analytical evaluation of Parasep stool concentrators compared to conventional methodologies for ova and parasite fecal concentration.

Fisher MA—Poster
Stephenson J, Fisher MA, Neil J, Yip P, Cardasis H, Cherkassky A, Ravela S, Ritamo I, Valmu L, Damsbo M, Grist R, Eugen D. Proteomic approach to the detection of penicillin binding protein 2a (PBP2a) in Staphylococcus aureus.

Pan American Society for Clinical Virology (PASCV)
Daytona, FL, April 26–28, 2015

Mallory MA, Hillyard DR—Poster
Mallory MA, Lucic DX, Ebbert MTW, Cloherty GA, Toolsie D, Hillyard DR. Evaluation of the Abbott Realtime HCV Genotype Plus (GT PLUS) Ruo assay with reference to core and NS5B sequencing.

Pyne MT, Hillyard DR—Poster
Pyne MT, Hillyard DR. Validation of a quantitative RT-PCR assay for hepatitis E virus.

Pyne MT, Hillyard DR—Poster 
Pyne MT, Hillyard DR. Validation of the Roche CAP/CTM HIV qualitative assay, version 2.

International Symposium on Myelodysplastic Syndromes (MDS)
Washington, DC, April 29–May 2, 2015

Andersen EF, Salama ME, Sederberg MC, Toydemir RM, Rodgers GM, South ST—Poster
Andersen EF, Salama ME, Sederberg MC, Toydemir RM, Kovacsovics TJ, Parker CJ, Rodgers GM, Shami PJ, Deininger MW, South ST. Evaluating the clinical utility of peripheral blood samples for molecular evaluation of MDS by SNP-A.

MARCH 2015

Endocrine Society (ENDO)
San Diego, CA, March 5–8, 2015

Kushnir MM, Rockwood AL, Strathmann FG, Straseski JA, Meikle AW—Poster
Kushnir MM, Rockwood AL, Strathmann FG, Straseski JA, Meikle AW. High-sensitivity measurement of parathyroid hormone-related protein in plasma using LC-MS/MS.

La'ulu SL, Straseski JA—Poster
La'ulu SL, Straseski JA. Zooming in on the low end: functional sensitivity of automated testosterone immunoassays.

United States and Canadian Academy of Pathology (USCAP)
Boston, MA, March 21–27, 2015

Bronner M, Rowe LR, Salama M—Poster
Jedrzkiewicz J, Bronner M, Downs-Kelly E, Rowe LR, Kohan J, Tai D, Salama M. Digital whole slide imaging and two photon microscopy for liver fibrosis scoring and quantification.

Andersen EF, Paxton CN, South S—Poster
O’Malley DP, Andersen EF, Paxton CN, Louissaint A, Hornick JL, Griffin GK, Fedoriw Y, Kim YS, Weiss LM, South S. Genetic array analysis of follicular dendritic cell sarcoma.

Salama ME, Hussong JW, Bahler DW—Poster
Van Ness M, Hill S, Salama ME, Hussong JW, Bahler DW. Limitations of flow cytometric analysis of CD200 expression In distinguishing chronic lymphocytic leukemia from mantle cell lymphoma.

Rowe LR, Kohan J, Prchal J, Salama ME—Poster
Rowe LR, Etman A, Kohan J, Prchal J, Ho G, Liu DQ, Salama ME. Stain-free detection and quantification of bone marrow fibrosis using two-photon excitation and second harmonic generation microscopy.

American College of Medical Genetics (ACMG)
Salt Lake City, UT, March 24–28, 2015

Sumner K, Damjanovich K, Ha Y, Paul E, Bayrak-Toydemir P, Best DH—Poster
Sumner K, Damjanovich K, Smith B, Nakayama I, Ha Y, Paul E, Morris A, Brown L, Bayrak-Toydemir P, Elliott CG, Best DH. EIF2AK4 gene mutations in patients with a clinical diagnosis of pulmonary arterial hypertension.

Wooderchak-Donahue W, Tvrdik T, Bayrak-Toydemir P—Poster
Wooderchak-Donahue W, Stevenson DA, McDonald J, Blei F, Berenstein A, Sorscher M, Tvrdik T, LaGrave D, Grimmer JF, Bayrak-Toydemir P. Expanding the clinical and molecular findings in cases with a RASA1 mutation.

Paxton CN, Perkins SL, South S—Poster
Paxton CN, Bellizzi AM, Alkapalan D, Fedoriw Y, O’Malley DP, Perkins SL, South ST, Andersen EF. Genomic analysis of juvenile xanthogranuloma.

South ST—Poster
Luem N, Hedlund G, Opitz J, Bleyl S, Sonnen J, South ST, Johnson D. Lissencephaly (syndrome) without lissencephaly?

Elsberry D, Welker NC, Brulotte BL, Durtschi JD, Lyon E, Bronner MP
Elsberry D, Welker NC, Brulotte BL, Durtschi JD, Lyon E, Bronner MP. Novel thymidylate synthase germline polymorhphism predicting increased toxicity risk.

Mass Spectrometry: Applications to the Clinical Laboratory (MSACL)
San Diego, CA, March 28–April 1, 2015

Rockwood AL, Kushnir MM—Poster
Bergquist M, Huss F, Fredén F, Hedenstierna G, Hästbacka J, Rockwood AL, Kushnir MM, Bergquist J. Altered adrenal and gonadal steroids biosynthesis in patients with burn injury.

Kushnir MM, Rockwood AL, Strathmann FG, Straseski JA, Meikle AW—Poster
Kushnir MM, Rockwood AL, Strathmann FG, Straseski JA, Meikle AW. High-sensitivity measurement of parathyroid hormone related protein by LC-MS/MS for diagnosing disorders of calcium regulation.

Khot P, Bird B, Fisher MA—Presentation
Khot P, Bird B, Durrant R, Fisher MA. Identification of Nocardia species by MALDI-TOF mass spectrometry.

Saraswat S, Bajaj A, Barker A—Poster
Saraswat S, Bajaj A, Barker A. Identifying the proteome of different mycobacterial species using Orbitrap mass spectrometry.

Marin SJ, McMillin GA, Strathmann FG—Poster
Marin SJ, McMillin GA, Strathmann FG. Is it noroxymorphone or nornaloxone, and why should you care?

Merrigan SD, Johnson-Davis K—Poster
Merrigan SD, Johnson-Davis K. LC-MS/MS method for quantitative analysis of gabapentin and pregabalin in serum or plasma.

Kushnir MM, Rockwood AL—Poster
He L, Kushnir MM, Rockwood AL. Optimization of LC-MS/MS method for thyroglobulin quantitation in human serum.

Ray JA, Rasmussen N, La’ulu S, Rockwood AL, Strathmann FG—Presentation
Ray JA, Sadjadi S, Rasmussen N, La’ulu S, Rockwood AL, Strathmann FG. Recurrent need for a robust method for measuring T3/rT3 by LC-MS/MS: An exercise in madness or a new beginning for a misused marker?

Rule GS, Rockwood AL—Poster
Rule GS, Doyle K, Rockwood AL. Use of 96-well pipetting workstation for liquid-liquid extraction of adrenal steroids.

Rule G, Rockwood AL—Poster
Rule G, Doyle K, Rockwood AL. Validation of a 96-well method for liquid-liquid extraction of pregnenolone and 17-hydroxypregnenolone from human serum and plasma.

Society for Inherited Metabolic Disorders (SIMD)
Salt Lake City, UT, March 28–31, 2015

De Biase I, Liu A, Yuzyuk T, Pasquali M—Poster
De Biase I, Liu A, Yuzyuk T, Pasquali M. Argininosuccinic acid detection by liquid chromatography tandem mass spectrometry: clinical implications.


Sevilla, Spain, February 4–7, 2015

Tardif K, Pyne M, Malmberg E, Lunt T, Schlaberg R—Poster
Tardif K, Pyne M, Malmberg E, Lunt T, Schlaberg R. Cervical cytology specimen stability in Surepath preservative and analytical sensitivity for HPV testing with the COBAS® (Roche) and Hybrid Capture 2® (Qiagen) test.