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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Association for Molecular Pathology (AMP)
Charlotte, NC, November 10–12, 2016

Reading NS—Poster
Reading NS, Sirdah MM, Shubair ME, Nelson BE, Al-Kahlout MS, Al-Tayeb JM, Aboud L, Shaban MA, Luzzatto L, Prchal JT. Clinical significance of G6PD variants among Palestinians.

Raney JA, Bastien RRL, Bernard P, Grossmann A, Matynia A, Samowitz WS, Bronner M, Vaughn CP—Poster
Raney JA, Bastien RRL, Pasi A, Wilson A, Geiersbach K, Bernard P, Grossmann A, Matynia A, Samowitz WS, Bronner M, Vaughn CP. Lessons learned in the clinical lab: factors affecting successful library construction of FFPE samples for somatic mutation detection.

Schumacher JA, Szankasi P, Kelley TW, Patel JL—Poster
Schumacher JA, Szankasi P, Frizzell K, Sorrells S, Shen W, Kelley TW, Patel JL. Comparison of real-time quantitative PCR and digital droplet PCR for detection of NPM1 type A transcripts.

Hall AH, Hellwig S, Gligorich K, Bronner M—Poster
Hall AH, Baker DN, Kennedy B, Fuertes C, Hellwig S, Gligorich K, Bronner M. A next-generation sequencing panel for low frequency mutations in circulating tumor DNA.

Margraf RL, Rindler PM, Bastien RRL, Raney R, Vaughn CP, Bernard P, Matynia A, Grossmann A, Bronner M, Samowitz WS—Poster
Margraf RL, Rindler PM, Bastien RRL, Raney R, Vaughn CP, Durtschi JD, Bolia A, Nix D, Gee E, Geiersbach KB, Bernard P, Matynia A, Grossmann A, Bronner M, Samowitz WS. Comprehensive solid tumor panel.

Longhurst MC, Rodgers GM, Andersen EF—Poster
Longhurst MC, Salama S, VanNess M, Kovascovics TJ, Rodgers GM, Shami PJ, Deininger MW, South ST, Andersen EF. Increased sensitivity for detection of genomic abnormalities from plasma cell-free DNA in myelodysplastic syndromes by SNP-array.

Szankasi P, Schumacher JA, Patel JL, Kelley TW—Poster
Brown AF, Parnell T, Szankasi P, Schumacher JA, Shen W, Frizzell K, Sorrells S, Patel JL, Kelley TW. Next-generation sequencing-derived variant allele frequencies underestimate the FLT3-ITD mutation burden: implications for risk stratification.

Paxton CN, Szankasi P, Schumacher JA, Sederberg M, Patel JL, Toydemir R, Kelley TW, Xu X—Poster
Shen W, Paxton CN, Szankasi P, Durtschi J, Schumacher JA, Sederberg M, Frizzell KA, Sorrells SM, Patel JL, Toydemir R, Kelley TW, Xu X. Concurrent detection of genome-wide copy number variants and targeted somatic mutations in hematologic malignancies using next-generation sequencing.

Szankasi P, Schumacher JA, Patel JL, Kelley TW—Poster and Presentation
Szankasi P, Bolia A, Gee EP, Schumacher JA, Patel JL, Kelley TW. Comprehensive detection of balanced translocations in B-cell lymphoproliferative disorders by massively parallel sequencing.

American College of Rheumatology (ACR)
Washington, DC, November 11–16, 2016

Haven TR, Tebo AE—Poster
Haven TR, Hersh AO, Muscal E, Tebo AE. Autoantibody diversity in pediatric patients undergoing evaluation for autoimmune encephalitis: a retrospective investigation.

Peterson LK, Jaskowski TD, Tebo AE—Poster
Peterson LK, Jaskowski TD, Tebo AE. Antibodies to small ubiquitin-like modifier activating enzyme: frequency and characteristics of antibody-positive patients in an unselected cohort.


American Society of Human Genetics (ASHG)
Vancouver, Canada, October 18–22, 2016

Wooderchak-Donahue W, Margraf R, Bayrak-Toydemir P—Poster
Wooderchak-Donahue W, Tu JH, Margraf R, Le J, Bayrak-Toydemir P, Teng JM. Genetic analysis of vascular malformations reveals both germline and somatic mutations.

Sumner KL, Best DH—Poster
Sumner KL, Best DH. Retrospective comparison of traditional single gene testing and massively parallel sequencing-based gene panels in the diagnosis of pulmonary arterial hypertension.

Close DW, Reading NS, Pont-Kingdon G, Vaughn CP, Voelkerding KV, Kumanovics A—Poster
Close DW, Reading NS, Pont-Kingdon G, Vaughn CP, Voelkerding KV, Kumanovics A. Overcoming the challenges of regions of high homology in the clinical genomics laboratory using short-read based next-generation sequencing platforms.

Society of Forensic Toxicologists (SOFT)
Dallas, TX, October 16–21, 2016

Taylor LL, Strathmann F—Poster
Taylor LL, Flint NA, Ma V, Hill BM, Clark CJ, Strathmann FG. Use of an internal hydrolysis indicator for monitoring β-glucuronidase activity.

HHT National Patient & Family Conference
Boston, MA, October 28–30, 2016

Wooderchak-Donahue W, Jama M, Bayrak-Toydemir P—Poster
Wooderchak-Donahue W, Chen T, McDonald J, Whitehead K, Jama M, Bayrak-Toydemir P. Identification of new genes and genetic modifiers in HHT.


European Association for Haematopathology (EAH)
Basel, Switzerland, September 3–8, 2016

Reading NS—Presentation
Reading NS. Characterization of the bone marrow microenvironment using NanoString nCounter analysis of formalin-fixed paraffin-embedded specimens from the PMF patients.

National Society of Histotechnology (NSH)
Long Beach, CA, September 16–21, 2016

Tripp SR, Salama ME—Poster
Tripp SR, Rets A, Salama ME. The utility of a monoclonal antibody for immunohistochemical detection of calreticulin mutations in bone marrow biopsies from patients with myeloproliferative neoplasms.

International Clinical Cytometry Society (ICCS)
Bonita Springs, FL, September 30–October 4, 2016

Ravkov E, Heikal N—Poster
Ravkov E, Jolly B, Andreasen J, Heikal N. Platelet glycoprotein expression in whole blood: validation of major test parameters.


Association of Medical Laboratory Immunologists (AMLI)
Pittsburgh, PA, August 14–17, 2016

Haven TR, Tebo AE—Poster
Haven TR, Jackson BR, Tebo AE. The use of prevalence statistics to assess test utilization and rationalize autoantibody panels for the evaluation of paraneoplastic neurologic syndrome and related diseases.

Haven TR, Tebo AE—Poster
Haven TR, Hersh AO, Muscal E, Tebo AE. Retrospective analysis of autoantibody diversity in pediatric patients undergoing evaluation for autoimmune encephalitis.

Jaskowski TD, La’ulu S, Tebo AE—Poster
Jaskowski TD, La’ulu S, Mahler M, Tebo AE. Clinical significance of 3-hydroxy-3-methyl-glutaryl-coenzyme a reductase IgG by ELISA in necrotizing autoimmune myopathy.

Peterson LK, Jaskowski TD, Tebo AE—Poster
Peterson LK, Jaskowski TD, Tebo AE. Detection of SAE antibodies by line immunoblot assay and immunoprecipitation in dermatomyositis.

International Mass Spectrometry Conference (IMSC)
Toronto, CA, August 20–26, 2016

Rule GS, Rockwood AL—Poster
Rule GS, Rockwood AL. Isotope effects in stability of MS analyte/internal standard ratio measurements.

JULY 2016

International Society for Prenatal Diagnosis (ISPD)
Berlin, Germany, July 10–13, 2016

South S, Lamb A—Poster
LaGrave D, Rosenberg J, Pertile M, Flowers N, Marcou CA, Essendrup AA, Hoppman NL, Kearney HM, Kogan J, Fortier A, South S, Lamb A. Odds of being affected given a positive result (OAPR) in cell-free DNA testing for fetal autosomal and sex chromosome aneuploidy: data from four cytogenetic laboratories.

American Association for Clinical Chemistry (AACC)
Philadelphia, PA, July 31–August 4, 2016

Erickson JA, Grenache DG—Poster
Erickson JA, Grenache DG. Validation of a serum S-100B ELISA for measuring S-100B in cerebrospinal fluid.

Lu J, Grenache DG—Poster
Lu J, Grenache DG. Performance characteristics of a urine oxalate reagent system adapted for use with plasma.

Lu J, Grenache DG—Poster
Lu J, Pulsipher B, Grenache DG. A microtiter plate assay for the quantitative measurement of pyruvate in whole blood.

Kushnir MM, Hunsaker JJH, Straseski JA—Poster
Kushnir MM, Hunsaker JJH, Straseski JA. Age and gender related differences in concentrations of parathyroid hormone-related protein measured by LC-MS/MS.

Wyness SP, Hunsaker JJH, Snow TM, Genzen JR—Poster
Wyness SP, Hunsaker JJH, Snow TM, Genzen JR. Evaluation and clinical validation of a handheld digital refractometer for urine specific gravity measurement.

Hunsaker JJH, Wyness SP, Snow TM, Genzen JR—Poster
Hunsaker JJH, Wyness SP, Snow TM, Genzen JR. Clinical validation and identification of non-protein solute interferences for serum total protein measurement by digital refractometry.

Owen WE, Genzen JR—Poster
Owen WE, Pace LK, Greer RW, Genzen JR. Evaluation of automating pH verification prior to urine chemistry testing.

Slawson MH, Johnson-Davis KL—Poster
Wu F, Slawson MH, Johnson-Davis KL. Metabolic patterns of drugs and drug metabolites observed in urine, serum or plasma.

Wyness SP, Straseski JA—Poster
Wyness SP, Straseski JA, Prust L, Nunnelly P, Ruiz RM, Christenson RH. Evaluation of access TSH (3rd IS) assay with comparison to multiple platforms.

Wyness SP, Straseski JA—Poster
Wyness SP, Denham DS, Eugene JG, Vertus JR, Huldeen A, Hausmann SM, Jones KL, Shin SS, Broyles DL, Straseski JA. Evaluation of the multi-site anti-müllerian hormone (AMH) age-related reference intervals on women with proven natural fertility using the Beckman Coulter Access Immunoassay Systems.

Straseski JA—Poster
Lin DC, Straseski JA. Tanner stage-stratified pediatric reference intervals for dihydrotestosterone.

Melis R , McMillin G—Poster
Leung EKY, Agolini E, Melis R, McMillin G, Friedman PN, Peterson P, Danahey K, O’Donnell PH, Yeo KTJ. Evaluation of the Invader® genotyping and TaqMan™ copy number variation assays for CYP2D6.

La'ulu SL, Straseski JA—Poster and Presentation
La'ulu SL, Lambert-Messerlian G, Palomaki GE, Straseski JA, Eklund EE, Soldin SJ, Haddow JE. Free thyroid hormone measurements in pregnancy: Comparisons of immunoassays and mass spectrometry.

La'ulu SL, Straseski JA—Poster
La'ulu SL, Straseski JA. What’s your favorite color? A comparison of two albumin dye methods and their influence on calculated free testosterone.

JUNE 2016

Academy of Clinical Laboratory Physicians and Scientists (ACLPS)
Birmingham, AL, June 2–4, 2016

Marin SJ, McMillin GA—Poster
Wu F, Marin SJ, Clark CJ, McMillin GA. Stability of 21 cocaine, opioid, and benzodiazepine drug analytes in meconium at three temperatures.

Genzen JR—Poster
Lin DC, Genzen JR. Comparison of breast cancer tumor marker test results: a retrospective analysis of paired CA 15-3 and CA 27.29 testing at a national reference laboratory.

Best H, Grenache D—Presentation
Powers JL, Best H, Grenache D. Genotype-phenotype associations for low glucose-6-phosphate dehydrogenase activity in red blood cells.

American Society for Mass Spectrometry (ASMS)
San Antonio, TX, June 5–9, 2016

Merrigan SD, Slawson M, Johnson-Davis KL—Poster
Merrigan SD, Slawson M, Auger S, Johnson-Davis KL. LDTD-MS/MS method for quantitative analysis of four immunosuppressant drugs in whole blood and cost analysis comparison to LC-MS/MS.

Marin SJ, McMillin GA—Poster
Auger S, Marin SJ, McMillin GA, Birsan A, Lacoursiere J, Picard P. Meconium targeted drug screening in 9 seconds per sample using laser diode thermal desorption mass spectrometry (LDTD-MS/MS).

The Laboratory’s Role in Drug Monitoring for Pain Management (AACC sponsored) Online Conference
June 15, 2016

McMillin G—Presentation
McMillin G. "Collateral damage": drug testing on the smallest of patients (meconium and umbilical cord sampling).

ASM Microbe
Boston, MA, June 16–20, 2016

Fisher MA—Poster
Simmon KE, Fisher MA. A rapid, reference-free tool for simplifying whole genome strain typing.

Lunt T, Sletcha ES, Hanson KE—Poster
Lo E, Lunt T, Sletcha ES, Daly J, Hanson KE, Hemmert A. Identification of bacterial and viral pathogens in previously identified negative cerebrospinal fluid samples using a comprehensive multiplex PCR system.

Khot PD, Slechta ES, Kish-Trier E, Hanson KE—Poster
Khot PD, Slechta ES, Kish-Trier E, Hanson KE. Assessment of the critical components of a pan-fungal PCR assay.

Slechta ES, Lunt T, Barker AP, Hanson KE—Poster
Slechta ES, Powers-Fletcher MV, Lunt T, Barker AP, Hanson KE. Application of MALDI-TOF MS for the identification of filamentous fungi isolated from clinical specimens.

Couturier B, Hymas W, Kalp K, Couturier MR—Poster
Couturier B, Powers-Fletcher M, Hymas W, Kalp K, Couturier MR. Molecular detection of GI pathogens offers greater diagnostic yield versus conventional ordering practices for diarrheal illness in a large academic hospital system.

Couturier B, Couturier MR—Poster
Couturier B, Couturier MR. Compatibility of Alcorfix for giardia and cryptosporidium antigen testing.

Couturier B, Hymas W, Khot PD, Kalp K, Couturier MR—Poster
Couturier B, Powers-Fletcher M, Hymas W, Khot PD, Kalp K, Couturier MR. Multiplex real-time PCR detection for enteropathogenic microsporidia.

American Cytogenetics Conference (ACC)
Sunriver, OR, June 27–30, 2016

Lamb A, Toydemir R—Poster
Herriges J, Arch E, Burgio P, Baldwin E, LaGrave D, Lamb A, Toydemir R. The clinical spectrum associated with Xq25q26 duplications: a report of two novel duplications and review of the literature.

Hong B, Toydemir R—Poster
Hong B, Zunich J, Openshaw A, Toydemir R. Trisomy 12 mosaicism detected by genomic microarray in a newborn child.