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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International Association of Therapeutic Drug Monitoring and Clinical Toxicology (IATDMCT)
Kyoto, Japan, September 24–27, 2017

McMillin GA—Presentation
McMillin GA. Overview of clinical toxicology.

McMillin GA—Presentation
McMillin GA. Biological specimens and approaches to testing designed to identify drug-exposed newborns.

Navigating the New Opioid Prescribing Regulations
Virginia, September 16, 2017

McMillin GA—Presentation
McMillin GA. Facts about drug testing to support chronic pain and addiction management: dispelling common myths and misconceptions.

National Society of Genetic Counselors (NSGC)
Columbus, OH, September 13–16, 2017

Yuzyuk T, De Biase I—Poster
Gasparini J, Ortega A, Yuzyuk T, De Biase I. The perceived self-efficacy of genetic counselors as teachers.

American Society of Histocompatibility and Immunogenetics (ASHI)
San Francisco, CA, September 11–15, 2017

Profaizer T, Delgado JC, Lazar-Molnar E—Poster
Profaizer T, Ellinger L, Krishnakumar S, Kuehn RT, Delgado JC, Lazar-Molnar E. HLA haplotypes associated with DRB1*12 using full gene sequencing analysis by next-generation sequencing.

Society of Forensic Toxicologists (SOFT)/The International Association of Forensic Toxicologists (TIAFT)
Boca Raton, FL, September 9–14, 2017

Taylor LL, Johnson-Davis KL—Poster
Taylor LL, Johnson-Davis KL. Qualitative analysis for multiple drug classes and metabolites in serum/plasma by LC-MS/MS.

Wabuyele SL, Marin SJ, McMillin GA—Poster
Wabuyele SL, Marin SJ, McMillin GA. Evaluation of solid phase extraction (SPE) compared to supported liquid extraction (SLE+) as sample preparation techniques for LC-MS/MS detection of 49 drugs and metabolites in umbilical cord tissue.

Society of Forensic Toxicologists (SOFT)/The International Association of Forensic Toxicologists (TIAFT)
Boca Raton, FL, September 9–14, 2017

Taylor LL, Johnson-Davis KL—Poster
Taylor LL, Johnson-Davis KL. Qualitative analysis for multiple drug classes and metabolites in serum/plasma by LC-MS/MS.

Wabuyele SL, Marin SJ, McMillin GA—Poster
Wabuyele SL, Marin SJ, McMillin GA. Evaluation of solid phase extraction (SPE) compared to supported liquid extraction (SLE+) as sample preparation techniques for LC-MS/MS detection of 49 drugs and metabolites in umbilical cord tissue.

International Congress of Inborn Errors of Metabolism (ICIEM)
Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, September 5–8, 2017

Schwarz E, Pasquali M—Presentation
Thomas A, Schwarz E, Bailey C, Viskocbil D, Dickson P, Pasquali M. Analysis of heparan sulfate and non-reducing ends in mucopolysaccharidosis type I.

Association of Medical Laboratory Immunologists (AMLI)
Denver, CO, August 13–16, 2017

Haven TR, Peterson LK, Lozier BK, Hill HR—Poster
Haven TR, Peterson LK, Lozier BK, Cromar A, Hill HR. Improvements in HTE detection of acetylcholine receptor antibodies.

Pavlov IY, Parker RL, Lazar-Molnar E, Delgado JC, Strathmann FG—Poster
Pavlov IY, Parker RL, Lazar-Molnar E, Delgado JC, Strathmann FG. ICP-MS as new detection method for ELISA.

Pavlov IY, Delgado JC, Strathmann FG—Poster
Pavlov IY, Delgado JC, Strathmann FG. Infliximab immunogenecity testing with ICP-MS magnetic beads assay.

Jaskowski TD, Peterson LK, Tebo AE—Poster
Jaskowski TD, Knapp DD, Stromberg B, Peterson LK, Tebo AE. Evaluation of an automated system for detecting antinuclear antibodies by indirect immunofluorescence.

Haven TR, Tebo AE—Poster
Haven TR, Tebo AE. Voltage gated potassium channel autoantibody positivity: prevalence and association with leucine rich glioma inactivated 1 and contactin associated protein 2 antibodies.

Lazar-Molnar E, Pavlov I, Martins T, Delgado J—Poster
Lazar-Molnar E, Pavlov I, Martins T, Cucnik S, Delgado J. Expanding the clinical utility of reporter gene assay to infliximab biosimilar Inflectra.

American Association of Clinical Chemistry (AACC)
San Diego, CA, July 30–August 3, 2017

Wyness SP, Straseski JA—Poster
Wyness SP, Prust L, Christenson R, Straseski JA. Easy as 1, 2, 3? Trimester-specific TSH reference intervals in a well-characterized population using the Beckman Coulter 3rd IS immunoassay.

Erickson JA, Grenache DG—Poster
Erickson JA, Grenache DG. Performance evaluation of a total inhibin ELISA and reference intervals in female and male populations.

Lu J, Grenache DG—Poster
Lu J, Pulsipher B, Grenache DG. Development of an automated enzymatic method to quantify pyruvate kinase in red blood cells.

La’ulu SL, Genzen JR—Poster
La’ulu SL, Turner DR, Zupan E, Genzen JR. Testosterone content in hyaluronidase powder: evaluation of commercially-available sources for the pretreatment of viscous body fluid specimens.

Owen WE, Hunsaker JJH, Genzen JR—Poster
Owen WE, Hunsaker JJH, Genzen JR. Alpha-fetoprotein (AFP) in peritoneal, pleural and pericardial fluids: a body fluid matrix evaluation.

Wyness SP, La’ulu SL, Hunsaker JJH, Straseski JA—Poster
Wyness SP, La’ulu SL, Hunsaker JJH, Straseski JA. It’s complex: a multistep process to determine a clinical cutoff for macroenzyme determination.

La’ulu SL, Wyness SP, Straseski JA—Poster
La’ulu SL, Wyness SP, Fawson I, Straseski JA. Method-specific reference intervals for thyroid function tests during the third trimester of pregnancy.

Hughs M, Frank EL—Poster
Thaitumu MN, Hughs M, Frank EL. Modifications to improve sensitivity in a plasma catecholamines assay using LC-MS/MS.

Straseski JA—Poster
Lin DC, Straseski JA, Schmidt R. Thyroid-related testing utilization: a multi-center benchmark study.

Owen WE, Straseski JA—Poster
Gherasim C, Owen WE, Straseski . Fulvestrant interference with six automated estradiol immunoassays and an LC-MS/MS method: an analytical and clinical investigation.

Hunsaker JJH, La’ulu SL, Wyness SP, Genzen JR—Poster
Hunsaker JJH, La’ulu SL, Wyness SP, Genzen JR. Lipemic interference of ceruloplasmin assays—an evaluation of lipid removal methods.

Wabuyele SL, McMillin GA—Poster
Wabuyele SL, McMillin GA. Quantitative analysis of ethyl β-D-glucuronide (EtG) in human umbilical cord tissue by liquid chromatography tandem mass spectrometry (LC-MS/MS).

Wu F, Melis R, McMillin GA—Poster
Wu F, Melis R, McMillin GA. Application of matrix assisted-laser desorption ionization time-of-flight mass spectrometry for CYP2D6 genotype and copy number analysis.

Gruzdys V, Merrigan SD, Johnson-Davis KL—Poster
Gruzdys V, Merrigan SD, Johnson-Davis KL. Evaluation of quantitative microsampling for immunosuppressant drug monitoring.

ASM Microbe
New Orleans, LA, June 1–5, 2017

Hanson KE, Slechta ES—Poster
Body BA, Beard M, Hanson KE, Rychert J, Slechta ES, Barton L, Cantrell C, Babady NE, McMillen TA, Tang TW, Brown-Elliott BA, Lakhiaeva E, Vasireddy R, Vasireddy S, Smith T, Wallace J, Butley-Wu SM, Curtis L, Turner S. Performance of the new bioMerieux VITEK® MS v3.0* database for identification of mycobacterium and nocardia.

Hanson KE, Slechta ES—Poster
Bradford C, Pincus DH, Hanson KE, Rychert J, Slechta ES, Beard M, Body B, Babady NE, Miranda E, Tang YW, Sutton DA, Wiederhold NP, Butler-Wu SM, Curtis L, Turner S. Reproducibility of the new bioMerieux VITEK® MS v3.0* database for identification of moulds, mycobacterium, and nocardia.

Slechta ES, Barker AP, Hanson KE—Poster
Rychert J, Slechta ES, Barker AP, Miranda E, Babady NE, Tang YW, Wiederhold NP, Sutton DA, Hanson KE. Multi-center evaluation of the VITEK® MS v3.0 MALDI-TOF mass spectrometry system for the identification of medically important moulds.

American Society for Mass Spectrometry (ASMS)
Indianapolis, IN, June 4–8, 2017

Ray JA, Straseski JA—Poster
Ray JA, Straseski JA. Trimester-specific progesterone reference intervals established in human serum/plasma using a fast LC-MS/MS method coupled with differential ion mobility spectrometry.

Saraswat S, Bajaj A, Barker A—Poster
Saraswat S, Bajaj A, Yip PY, Kronewitter SR, Freeke J, Barker A. Rapid and accurate differentiation of mycobacterium tuberculosis (MTB) complex isolates to the species level by a novel liquid chromatography-Orbitrap™ mass spectrometry assay.

Bajaj A, Saraswat S, Barker A—Poster
Bajaj A, Saraswat S, Yip P, Kronewitter S, Freeke J, Barker A. Rapid and accurate differentiation of mycobacterium abscessus complex isolates to the species level by high-resolution liquid chromatography-Orbitrap™ mass spectrometry assay.

International Society for Laboratory Hematology (ISLH)
Honolulu, HI, May 4–6, 2017

Heikal N, Martins TB, Tebo AE—Poster
Heikal N, Martins TB, Miller J, Tebo AE. Antibodies to domain I of beta2 glycoprotein I in an at-risk cohort for antiphospholipid syndrome.

Ravkov E, Salama M, Longhurst M, Andersen E, Heikal N—Presentation
Ravkov E, Salama M, Longhurst M, Andersen E, Heikal N. Validation and evaluation of telomere length-flow FISH assay in patients with myelodysplastic syndrome.

Crist RA, Heikal NM, Rodgers GM, Grenache DG, Smock KJ—Poster
Crist RA, Heikal NM, Rodgers GM, Grenache DG, Kunzler TM, Choi MA, Smock KJ. Evaluation of a new commercial method for vonWillebrand factor multimeric analysis.

Liew M, Rowe LR, Szankasi P, Paxton CN, Salama ME—Poster
Liew M, Rowe LR, Szankasi P, Paxton CN, Salama ME. Validation of BCL6 (3q27) rearrangement using digital FISH and characterization of unusual patterns using SNP array platform and next-generation sequencing.

Clinical Virology Symposium (CVS)
Savannah, GA, May 7–10, 2017

Mallory MA, Hillyard DR—Poster
Mallory MA, Hillyard DR. Detection of HCV genotype 1 NS5A resistance-associated variants by Sanger sequencing.

Pyne MT, Mallory MA, Hillyard DR—Poster
Pyne MT, Ormonde-Hansen P, Mallory MA, Chumley J, Winters MA, Rychert J, Mauck K, Bartel P, Hillyard DR. Development and validation of a dual-targeted quantitative realtime RT-PCR assay for hepatitis delta virus (HDV).

Hymas WC, Hillyard DR—Poster
Hymas WC, Hillyard DR. Comparison of 2nd and 4th generation multiplex real-time RT-PCR assays for influenza A, influenza B, and RSV detection.

Elgort M, Hillyard D—Poster
Elgort M, Hillyard D. Comparison of multiple secondary BKV standard panels to the WHO 1st international BKV standard on the Elite Ingenius sample to result platform.

Pediatric Rheumatology Symposium (PRSYM)
Houston, TX, May 17–20, 2017

Tebo A—Poster
Taneja A, Hersh A, Ponder L, Chan LHK, Rouser-Stevens K, Tebo A, Guthery S, Kugathasan S, Bonhnsack J, Prahalad S. Prevalence of celiac antibodies and IgA deficiency in juvenile idiopathic arthritis.

Endocrine Society (ENDO)
Orlando, FL, April 1–4, 2017

Wyness SP, Straseski JA—Poster
Wyness SP, Prust L, Christenson R, Straseski JA. Easy as 1, 2, 3? Trimester-specific TSH reference intervals in a well-characterized population using the Beckman Coulter 3rd IS immunoassay.

Straseski JA—Presentation
Straseski JA. Clinicians beware! Myths and realities of interpreting reference intervals.

American Academy of Neurology (AAN)
Boston, MA, April 22–28, 2017

Tebo A, Haven T—Poster
Sweeney M, Galli J, McNally JS, Tebo A, Haven T, Thulin P, Clardy SL. The controversy surrounding voltage-gated potassium channel (VGKC)-complex antibodies: case and discussion.

United States and Canadian Academy of Pathology (USCAP)
San Antonio, TX, March 4–10, 2017

Patel JL, Schumacher JA, Kelley TW—Presentation
Patel JL, Schumacher JA, Frizzell K, Sorrells S, Shen W, Clayton A, Jattani R, Kelley TW. Coexisting and cooperating mutations in NPM1-mutated AML.

Matynia A, Li D, Schumacher JA, Szankasi P, Kelley TW—Poster
Matynia A, Li D, Schumacher JA, Szankasi P, Kelley TW. “Molecular fingerprinting” of anatomically and temporally distinct B-cell lymphoma samples by next generation sequencing to establish clonal relatedness.

Salama M, Patel J, Agarwal AM—Poster
Cunningham AM, Salama M, Patel J, Agarwal AM. Phenotypic trends within genomic classifications of acute myeloid leukemia.

Tripp S, Reading NS, Salama M, Miles R—Poster
Soto LR, Glenn MJ, Tripp S, Reading NS, Salama M, Miles R. CD30 expression by RNA level but not by PAX5/CD30 double stain is associated with worse outcomes in diffuse large B-cell lymphoma.

American College of Medical Genetics and Genomics (ACMG)
Phoenix, AZ, March 21–25, 2017

Andersen EF, Toydemir R, Hong B—Poster
Paulraj P, Diamond S, Razzaqi F, Ozeran F, Andersen EF, Toydemir R, Hong B. Three pediatric acute myeloid leukemia patients with t(7;21)(p22;q22) and utility of genomic microarray analysis in detecting additional clonal aberrations.

Toydemir R—Poster
Paulraj P, Palumbos J, Openshaw A, Carey J, Toydemir R. Interstitial deletion 6q25.2q26 associated with severe phenotypic features, congenital anomalies and global developmental delay.

Yuzyuk T, De Biase I—Poster
Gasparini J, Ortega A, Yuzyuk T, De Biase I. Perceived self-efficacy of genetic counselors as teachers.

Pham H, Pont-Kingdon G, Lyon E—Poster
Brown S, Pham H, Pont-Kingdon G, Lyon E. Additional testing can aid interpretation of SMN1 and SMN2 copy number for patients with gene conversions.

Ha Y, Pham HT, Pont-Kingdon G, Lyon E—Poster
Ha Y, Pham HT, Sibio S, Monds C, Pitchford J, Braten B, Meadows C, Miller C, Pont-Kingdon G, Lyon E. Implementation of the cystic fibrosis 165-pathogenic variant panel by QuantStudio™ 12K Flex OpenArray®.

Millson A, Morris AD, Paul EG, Lamb AN, Lyon E—Poster
Millson A, Xiong W, Mikelson A, Morris AD, Paul EG, Lachowsky DR, LaGrave D, Lamb AN, Lyon E, Kusukawa N. Noninvasive prenatal testing for aneuploidy.

Andersen EF—Poster
Herriges JC, Brown S, Ozmore J, Janze A, Meck J, Andersen EF. The first clinical reports of 14q32 deletions that encompass DICER1 and are associated with DICER1-related tumor development.

Clinical Immunology Society (CIS)
Seattle, WA, March 23–26, 2017

Close DW, Kumánovics A—Poster
Patel B, Niebur H, Grana NH, Berman DM, Tuite GF, Close DW, Kumánovics A, Leiding JW. Evolution of immunodeficiency in a patient with kabuki syndrome.

Close DW, Kumánovics A—Poster
Sriaroon P, Chang Y, Ujhazi B, Csomos K, Joshi H, Zhou Q, Close DW, Armanios M, Walter JE, Kumánovics A. Thrombocytopenia as initial presentation of ikaros deficiency associated with a novel IKZF1 mutation.

Park City Anatomic Pathology Update
Park City, UT, February 6–10, 2017

Smock KJ—Presentation
Smock KJ. Update on anticoagulants monitoring practice.

Mass Spectrometry: Applications to the Clinical Lab (MSACL)
Palm Springs, CA, January 22–26, 2017

Ray JA, Rasmussen N, Strathmann FG—Poster
Ray JA, Golsan H, Rasmussen N, Strathmann FG. A proposed strategy for the detection of metabolic disorders: high resolution screening with reflex to targeted quantitation by tandem mass spectrometry.

Kushnir MM, Strathmann FG—Poster
Kushnir MM, Strathmann FG. A new look at parathyroid hormone-related protein (PTHrP): possible role for calcium regulation in brain.

Kushnir MM, Rockwood AL—Poster
Hattan SJ, Parker KC, Vestal ML, Kushnir MM, Rockwood AL. Large-scale study of glycated hemoglobin levels using dried blood spots and MALDI-TOF mass spectrometry.

Song B, Frank E—Poster
Song B, Frank E. Development and validation of a high-throughput quantitative method for determination of vitamin B6 in serum and plasma using LC-MS/MS.

Parker RL, Strathmann FG—Poster
Parker RL, Strathmann FG. Development of a twelve element panel in urine using an automated, 96-well based ICP-MS workflow.

Merrigan SD, Johnson-Davis KL—Poster
Merrigan SD, Powers JL, Johnson-Davis KL. LC-MS/MS method for quantitative analysis of clozapine, its major metabolites (norclozapine and clozapine N-oxide), and trazodone in serum or plasma.

Clark ZD, Barker A, Strathmann FG—Poster
Clark ZD, Barker A, Strathmann FG. Intelligent design of a toxicology panel: let chemistry be your guide.

American Federation for Medical Research: Western Medical Research Conference (AFMR-WMRC)
Carmel, CA, January 26–28, 2017

Martins TB, Slev PR, Hill HR—Poster
Martins TB, Wilcock DM, Firszt R, Slev PR, Hill HR. Evaluation of a basophil activation flow cytometric assay as an alternative to oral food challenge for determining peanut allergy.