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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Next Generation Diagnostics Summit
Washington, DC, August 21-24, 2018

Ardon O—Presentation
Ardon O. Development of computer assisted diagnostics based testing in the clinical laboratory.

Association of Medical Laboratory Immunologists (AMLI)
Scottsdale, AZ, August 17-20, 2018

Haven TR, Peterson LK—Poster
Haven TR, Peterson LK. A retrospective evaluation of aquaporin-4 antibody testing.

Jaskowski TD, Tebo AE—Poster
Jaskowski TD, Tebo AE. A revisit of the diagnostic performance of anti-ssDNA IgG antibodies and the significance of the ssDNA/dsDNA ratio.

Pavlov IY, Kumanovics A, Delgado JC—Poster
Pavlov IY, Kumanovics A, Delgado JC. Can we optimize "staircase" reference intervals?

Martins TB, Hill HR, Peterson LK—Poster
Martins TB, Hill HR, Peterson LK. Evaluation of an alternative haemophilus influenza type B antigen for measuring vaccine response in a multiplexed assay.

American Association for Clinical Chemistry (AACC)
Chicago, IL, July 29–August 2, 2018

Kushnir MM, Straseski JA—Poster
Kushnir MM, Straseski JA. A novel method for free 25 hydroxy (25OHD) vitamin D measurement by LC-MS/MS: free 25OHD associated with PTH and calcium better than total 25OHD.

La'ulu SL, Genzen JR—Poster
La'ulu SL, Warner K, Fisher KC, Genzen JR. Comparison of results from paired specimens collected in BD Vacutainer barricor plasma collection tubes and BD Vacutainer PST tubes.

Lu J, Genzen JR—Poster
Lu J, Genzen JR, Grenache DG. Development of an enzymatic assay to measure lactate in perchloric acid-precipitated cerebrospinal fluid.

Hunsaker JJH, Wyness SP, Genzen JR—Poster
Hunsaker JJH, Wyness SP, Genzen JR. Evaluation of L-Index interference limits on Roche cobas c502 and c702 Immunoturbidimetric assays using endogenously lipemic specimens.

Kushnir MM, La'ulu SL, Straseski JA—Poster
Kushnir MM, La'ulu SL, Straseski JA. Free 25 hydroxy vitamin D by LC-MS/MS: reference intervals in healthy adults and observations in pre-/post-menopausal women.

Erickson JA—Poster
Erickson JA, Jung TI, Choi MA, Grenache DG. Lipoprotein particle stability in serum for nuclear magnetic resonance analysis.

Taylor L, Johnson-Davis KL—Poster
Maharjan AS, Taylor L, Johnson-Davis KL. Multiple drug classes and metabolites: qualitative analysis in serum/plasma by LC-MS/MS.

Lozier B, Yuzyuk T, Pasquali M, De Biase I—Poster
Lozier B, Yuzyuk T, Chong J, Pasquali M, De Biase I. Quantitative analysis of organic acids in plasma using acidified methanol extraction and detection by gas chromatography-mass spectrometry.

McMillin G—Poster
Smy L, McMillin G. Urine buprenorphine and metabolite patterns in a large cohort of patients.

Melis R, Donahue WL, McMillin GA—Poster
Gherasim C, Melis R, Donahue WL, McMillin GA. Genotyping of selected alleles involved in tramadol metabolism provide evidence for additional factors beyond CYP2D6-inffered phonotype that may contribute to observed metabolite patterns.

International Society on Thrombosis and Haemostasis (ISTH)
Dublin, Ireland, July 18–21, 2018

Smock K—Poster
Liederman Z, Van Cott EM, Smock K, Meijer P, Selby R. Heparin-induced thrombocytopenia: an international assessment of the quality of laboratory testing.

American Society for Mass Spectrometry (ASMS)
San Diego, CA, June 3–7, 2018

Merrigan SD, Johnson-Davis KL—Poster
Merrigan SD, Johnson-Davis KL. A 6-second analytical method for quantitation of tacrolimus in whole blood using laser diode thermal desorption tandem mass spectrometry.

ASM Microbe
Atlanta, GA, June 7–11, 2018

Fisher MA—Poster
Prasidthrathsint K, Fisher MA. Comparison of methods for broth microdilution antimicrobial susceptibility testing of lipophilic corynebacterium spp.

Rossi A, Fisher MA—Poster
Rossi A, Fisher MA. Characterization of clinical isolates representing a novel genus within the Yersiniaceae family.

American Cytogenetics Conference (ACC)
Snowbird, UT, June 10–13, 2018

Toydemir, Andersen E—Presentation
Zockle J, Chandler B, Delgado K, Quigley D, Toydemir, Andersen E. An evidence-based approach to guide IGH-based reflex testing for plasma cell neoplasms.

Andersen E—Presentation
Andersen E, Burnside R, Coe B, Conlin L, Herriges J, Higginbotham T, Hilton B, Jobanputra V, Kearney H, Ouyang K, Paulraj P, Riggs ER, Rowsey R, Speevak M, Thorland E, Zhang L, Martin CL, on behalf of the Clinical Genome Resource (ClinGen). Dosage sensitivity curation of recurrent copy number variant regions.

Longhurst M, Hong B—Presentation
Hilton B, Scharnhorst D, Longhurst M, O'Brien K, Xu S, Hong B. Identification of a cryptic PAX7-FOXO1 rearrangement and characterization of subsequent amplification using genomic microarray in a case of alveolar rhabdomyosarcoma.

Longhurst MC, Andersen EF, Prchal J, Toydemir RM, Hong B—Poster
Paulraj P, Tantravahi S, Reddy A, Longhurst MC, Andersen EF, Prchal J, Toydemir RM, Hong B. Ring chromosome 7 in patients with dysplastic features in bone marrow.

American Society for Cytotechnology (ASCT)
Salt Lake City, UT, May 4–6, 2018

Ardon O—Presentation
Ardon O. The history of the microscope and the evolution of digital imaging.

Clinical Virology Symposium (CVS)
West Palm Beach, FL, May 6–9, 2018

Tardif KD, Hillyard DR—Poster
Tardif KD, Hillyard DR. Comparison of the Hologic Aptima HBV Quant and Roche COBAS AmpliPrep/COBAS Taqman HBV assays.

Mallory MA, Hymas WC, Lunt T, Nguyen K, Hillyard DR, Hanson KE, Barker AP—Poster
Mallory MA, Hymas WC, Simmon KE, Manivannan M, Tom W, Lunt T, Nguyen K, Hillyard DR, Hanson KE, Barker AP. Detection of CMV resistance-associated mutations in UL27, UL54, UL56 and UL97 by next-generation sequencing (NGS).

Pyne MT, Mallory M, Hymas W, Nguyen K, Lunt T, Barker A, Hillyard DR—Poster
Pyne MT, Lin L, Simmon KE, Mallory M, Hymas W, Nguyen K, Lunt T, Barker A, Hillyard DR. Development of a drug resistance sequencing test for HIV-1 using Ampliseq and Ion Torrent technology.

Mallory MA, Hymas WC, Hillyard DR—Poster
Mallory MA, Hymas WC, Ebbert MTW, Hillyard DR. Frequency of rare and recombinant HCV strains in a large unselected us population.

Welch RJ, Slev P, Couturier MR—Poster
Welch RJ, Ping R, Loeffelholz M, Slev P, Couturier MR. Prospective detection of anti-Zika IgM antibodies in the United States using two commercially manufactured emergency use authorization classified assays.

Schlaberg R—Poster
Ferguson S, Langer J, Barnes N, Schlaberg R. Comparison of two kits for the detection of herpes simplex virus by direct specimen testing and culture confirmation.

Cold Spring Harbor Meeting: The Biology of Genomes
Cold Spring Harbor, NY, May 8–12, 2018

Hellwig S, Bronner MP—Poster
Bhetariya P, Nix DA, Hellwig S, Marth G, Bronner MP, Underhill HR. Somatic variant calling pipeline for detection of tumor-derived very low frequency variants in cell-free DNA: SomaticTriCaller..

International Congress on Autoimmunity
Lisbon, Portugal, May 16–20, 2018.

Jaskowski TD, Peterson LK, Tebo AE—Poster
Jaskowski TD, Knapp DD, Stromberg B, Peterson LK, Tebo AE. Assessment of an automated indirect immunofluorescence reader for the detection and reporting of antinuclear antibodies.

Tebo AE—Poster
Tebo AE, Schmidt RL, Frech TM. Presence of anti-topoisomerase I antibody alone is not sufficient for the diagnosis of systemic sclerosis.

European Immunogenetics and Histocompatibility Conference
Venice Lido, Italy, May 9–12, 2018

Lazar-Molnar E, Andersen E, Profaizer T, Delgado JC—Poster
Lazar-Molnar E, Ellinger L, Williams K, Pole A, Andersen E, Profaizer T, Duke JL, Ferriola D, Delgado JC, Monos D. Loss of heterozygosity in the HLA region and sensitivity of HLA typing methods for detecting under-represented alleles.

Curating the Clinical Genome
Hinxton, UK, May 23–25, 2018

Pont-Kingdon G, Mao R, Anderson E, Lyon E—Poster
Tidwell T, Brown S, Lewis Z, Pont-Kingdon G, Mao R, Anderson E, Lyon E. Leveraging existing clinical information systems for semi-automated preparation of ClinVar submissions.

Congress of the International Society for the Study of Fatty Acids and Lipids (ISSFAL)
Las Vegas, NV, May 27–30, 2018

De Biase I, Lozier B, Schwarz E, Rindler M, Yuzyuk T—Poster
De Biase I, Lozier B, Schwarz E, Rindler M, Yuzyuk T. Intra-individual variability of 22 long-chain fatty acids (C12-C24) in plasma and red blood cells.

International Society for the Study of Vascular Anomalies (ISSVA)
Amsterdam, Netherlands, May 29–June 1, 2018

Wooderchak-Donahue W, Bayrak-Toydemir P—Poster
Wooderchak-Donahue W, Akay Tayfun G, Johnson P, McDonald J, Grimmer JF, Richter GT, Steeves MA, Lin AE, Stevenson DA, Bayrak-Toydemir P. Clinical utility of a NGS panel in the diagnosis of vascular malformations syndromes.

Wooderchak-Donahue W, Bayrak-Toydemir P—Poster
Wooderchak-Donahue W, Akay Tayfun G, McDonald J, Whitehead K, Grimmer JF, Stevenson DA, Bayrak-Toydemir P. Expanding the phenotypic spectrum of cases with an EPHB4 mutation.

Wooderchak-Donahue W, Bayrak-Toydemir P—Poster
Wooderchak-Donahue W, Farrell A, Akay Tayfun G, Velinder M, McDonald J, Whitehead K, Johnson P, Marth G, Bayrak-Toydemir P. Mutations in non-coding regions cause hereditary hemorrhagic telangiectasia.

American Association for Cancer Research (AACR)
Chicago, IL, April 14–18, 2018

Hellwig S, Bronner MP—Poster
Hellwig S, Bronner MP. Larger family sizes improve stochastic error correction during untargeted searches of very low frequency variant alleles in circulating cell-free DNA (ccfDNA).

American College of Medical Genetics and Genomics (ACMG)
Charlotte, NC, April 10–14, 2018

Toydemir R—Poster
Paulraj P, Tvrdik T, Serrano M, Toydemir R. Copy number variations involving RAF1 gene at 3p25.2: Is there a specific phenotype?

Toydemir RM—Poster
Hilton BA, Palumbos JC, Viskochil DH, Toydemir RM. Interstitial 7q duplication of 15.5 Mb associated with mild dysmorphic features, speech delay and developmental delay.

Andersen E, Lamb A—Presentation
Riggs ER, Nelson T, Ackley T, Andersen E, Bunke B, Collins C, Collinson M, Fan Y, Glassford M, Haglund-Hazy L, Lamb A, Li G, Liu Y, Meck J, Neufeld-Kaiser W, Su M, Tayeh M, Martin CL. Copy number variant discrepancy resolution using the ClinGen dosage sensitivity map results in updated clinical interpretations in ClinVar.

The Endocrine Society (ENDO)
Chicago, IL, March 17–20, 2018

Kushnir MM, Straseski JA—Poster
Kushnir MM, Straseski JA. Free 25 hydroxy vitamin D (25OHD) measured by LC-MS/MS: Better association with PTH and calcium than with total 25OHD.

Thrombosis and Hemostasis Summit of North America (THSNA)
San Diego, CA, March 8–10, 2018

Smock KJ—Presentation
Smock KJ. Evaluation of complex coagulation cases: case-based illustrations of important issues.

Smock KJ—Presentation
Smock KJ. Laboratory evaluation and interpretation of heparin-induced thrombocytopenia (HIT) assays.

Crist RA, Smock KJ, Rodgers GM, Heikal NM—Poster
Crist RA, Smock KJ, Rodgers GM, Heikal NM. A correlation study of ADAMTS13 neutralizing and non-neutralizing antibodies.

United States and Canadian Academy of Pathology (USCAP)
Vancouver, Canada, March 17–23, 2018

Deftereos G, Zhou W, Rowe L, Tripp S, Salama M, Matynia A, Witt B—Poster
Deftereos G, Zhou W, Rowe L, Tripp S, Salama M, Matynia A, Witt B. Expression of PD-L1 22C3 in head and neck squamous cell carcinomas, in relation to p16 and HR-HPV DNA status.

Zhou W, Rowe L, Deftereos G—Poster
Zhou W, Rowe L, Deftereos G. Validation of Cobas® HR-HPV genotyping assay head and neck squamous cell carcinoma FFPE specimens.

Luem N, Szankasi P, Kelley TW, Patel JL—Presentation
Szankasi P, Kelley TW, Patel JL . IDH2 R172 mutated myeloid malignancies show distinct mutational profiles compared to cases with IDH1 and IDH2 R140 mutations.

Society for Maternal-Fetal Medicine (SMFM)
Dallas, TX, January 29–February 3, 2018

McMillin GA—Poster
Metz TD, Sliver RM, McMillin GA, Allshouse AA, Mansfield C, Heard K, Kinney GL, Wymore E, Binswanger IA. Maternal marijuana exposure by self-report and umbilical cord sampling in a state with legalization.

American Federation for Medical Research, Western Regional Meeting (AFMR)
Carmel, CA, January 25–27, 2018

Martins TB, Peterson LK, Hill HR—Poster
Martins TB, Pasi BM, Peterson LK, Hill HR. Establishment of normal cytokine reference intervals in cerebral spinal fluid for potential biomarker discovery in neuroinflammatory disorders.

Mass Spectrometry: Applications to the Clinical Laboratory (MSACL)
Palm Springs, CA, January 21–25, 2018

Wabuyele SL, McMillin GA—Presentation
Marin SJ, Wabuyele SL, McMillin GA. Method development case history: the continuous need for improvements in laboratory developed tests (LDTs) with a broad drug panel for neonatal drug testing as a case example.

Scroggin T, McMillin GA—Presentation
Scroggin T, Wu F, Metz TD, Allshouse AA, Binswanger I, McMillin GA. Detection of in utero exposure to cannabis, what are we missing?

Hughs M, Frank EL—Poster
Hughs M, Thaitumu M, Frank EL. Enhancing LC-MS/MS sensitivity for catecholamines via a reductive alkylation derivatization strategy.

Kushnir MM—Poster
Bankhead C, Kushnir MM. High throughput method for measurement of 25-hydroxy vitamin D by LC‐MS/MS.

Ray JA, Straseski JA—Poster
Ray JA, Gherasim C, Straseski JA. Measurement of serum free cortisol using equilibrium dialysis-liquid chromatography-tandem mass spectrometry; revisiting the use of free cortisol measurement for adrenal insufficiency in critically ill patients.

Clark ZD—Presentation
Clark ZD. Taking aim at interference (without shooting yourself in the foot).

Rule G, Straseski J—Presentation
Rule G, Gherasim C, Straseski J. Matrix and instrument effects on analyte fragmentation and ion ratios.

Rule G, Straseski J—Poster
Gherasim C, Rule G, Straseski J. Effect of blood collection tubes on serum/plasma estrogen quantitation by liquid chromatography- tandem mass spectrometry.

Society of Forensic Toxicologists (SOFT)/The International Association of Forensic Toxicologists (TIAFT)
Boca Raton, FL, January 7–11, 2018

Scroggin T, McMillin GA—Poster
Scroggin T, Wu F, McMillin GA. Extraction optimization for LC-MS/MS quantitation of cannabinoids and metabolites in umbilical cord tissue and meconium.

Wabuyele SL, 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.

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.