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Guidelines developed by the ACB

Download Best Practice when providing interpretative comments on laboratory medicine reports
These guidelines were produced by Prof Eric Kilpatrick on behalf of ACB Council.

Download Tumour Marker Guidelines
These guidelines were produced by Mr Peter West and Dr Catharine Sturgeon on behalf of the ACB National Audit Committee.

Download Minimum Retesting Intervals Guidelines
These guidelines were produced by Dr Tim Lang on behalf of the ACB Clinical Practice Section.
They are also available in a downloadable A5 booklet version and printed copies can be requested from the ACB office.

pdf Image Download Measurement of Immunosuppressive Drugs by LC-MS/MS Guidelines  
These guidelines were produced by the ACB Liquid-Chromatography Tandem Mass Spectrometry – Special Interest Group.

pdf Image Download Measurement of 25 Hydroxy Vitamin D Metalbolites Guidelines
These guidelines were produced by the ACB Liquid-Chromatography Tandem Mass Spectrometry – Special Interest Group.

 

Guidelines developed with ACB involvement


Acute Kidney Injury - Early Detection Algorithm

In an initiative spearheaded by the ACB and UK Renal Registry a new national algorithm, standardising the definition of AKI has now been agreed. This provides the ability to ensure that a timely and consistent approach to the detection and diagnosis of patients with AKI is taken across the NHS.

The algorithm is housed on the NHS England website and can be accessed through the following link http://www.england.nhs.uk/wp-content/uploads/2014/06/psa-aki-alg.pdf

A report of the inital meeting including a list of the consensus group members can be downloaded below:
pdf Image Download E-Alerts for AKI meeting statement (126 KB)

HbA1c Standardisation
As of 1st June 2009 the way in which HbA1c results are reported in the UK changed. The various guideline leaflets can be found below.

pdf Image Download HbA1c standardisation for clinical healthcare professionals (66 KB)

pdf Image Download HbA1c standardisation for laboratory professionals (71 KB)

pdf Image Download A change in reporting your HbA1c results: information for people with diabetes (78 KB)

Pathology Harmony

pdf Image Download Harmonisation of reference intervals in biochemistry (153 KB)

pdf Image Download Standardisation of haematological reporting units (407 KB)

Hyper Glycaemia in Acute Coronary Syndromes
This guideline covers the role of intensive insulin therapy in managing hyperglycaemia within the first 48 hours in people admitted to hospital for acute coronary syndromes (ACS).

 Download Hyper Glycaemia in Acute Coronary Syndromes Guidelines (717 KB)

British Consensus Guidelines on Intravenous Fluid Therapy for Adult Surgical Patients
On behalf of BAPEN Medical, the Association for Clinical Biochemistry, the Association of Surgeons of Great Britain and Ireland and Society of Academic and Research Surgery, the Renal Association and the Intensive Care Society.

pdf Image Download IV Fluid Guidelines (394 KB)

UK Guidelines for Thyroid Function Tests
The guidelines have been compiled by the Association for Clinical Biochemistry, The British Thyroid Association and The British Thyroid Foundation
 Download TFT Guidelines (565 KB)

National Guidelines for the Performance of the Sweat Test for the Investigation of CFFollowing a prolonged period of consultation and review a second version of the guideline is now available. The guideline has been endorsed by the RCPCH (March 2014) and is now available for download via the link below. The first version of the guidelines were published in 2003).

pdf Image Download Sweat Test Guidelines (697 KB)

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Updated 19th November 2014

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