Clinical Biochemistry


Clinical Biochemistry is a peer-reviewed scientific journal covering the analytical and clinical investigation of laboratory tests in humans used for diagnosis, molecular biology and genetics, prognosis, treatment and therapy, and monitoring of disease ; the discipline of clinical biochemistry. It is the official journal of the Canadian Society of Clinical Chemists.[1]

Clinical Biochemistry
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Edited byPeter Kavsak
Publication details
2.584 (2017)
Standard abbreviations
ISO 4Clin. Biochem.
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Abstracting and indexingEdit

The journal is abstracted and indexed in BIOSIS, Chemical Abstracts, Current Contents/Life Sciences, EMBASE, MEDLINE, and Scopus.

Article categoriesEdit

The journal publishes the following types of articles:

Most cited articlesEdit

According to SCOPUS, the following three articles have been cited most often (>70 times):

  1. Herget-Rosenthal, S.; Bökenkamp, A.; Hofmann, W. (2007). "How to estimate GFR-serum creatinine, serum cystatin C or equations?". Clinical Biochemistry. 40 (3–4): 153–161. doi:10.1016/j.clinbiochem.2006.10.014. PMID 17234172.
  2. Juliana F. Roos; Jenny Doust; Susan E. Tett; Carl M.J. Kirkpatrick (2007). "Diagnostic accuracy of cystatin C compared to serum creatinine for the estimation of renal dysfunction in adults and children-A meta-analysis". Clinical Biochemistry. 40 (5–6): 383–391. doi:10.1016/j.clinbiochem.2006.10.026. PMID 17316593.
  3. Atta, H.M.; Mahfouz, S.; Fouad, H.H.; Roshdy, N.K.; Ahmed, H.H.; Rashed, L.A.; Sabry, D.; Hassouna, A.A.; Hasan, N.M (2007). "Therapeutic potential of bone marrow-derived mesenchymal stem cells on experimental liver fibrosis". Clinical Biochemistry. 40 (12): 893–899. doi:10.1016/j.clinbiochem.2007.04.017. PMID 17543295.

Baby Wash Products found to contain cannabinoid immunoassayEdit

Researchers at the University of North Carolina published an article in Clinical Biochemistry [2] which found Baby wash products could cause false drug test results. Newborn drug screening has a significant implications in both the healthcare and legal domains, on occasion resulting in involvement by social services or false child abuse allegations. The accuracy of the screening results is therefore essential. This research highlights reasons why false positive cannabinoid (THC) screening results may have occurred. Researchers identified commonly used soap and wash products used for newborn and infant care as potential causes of false positive THC screening results.[3]

External linksEdit

  • Official website
  • Canadian Society of Clinical Chemists


  1. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2013-03-21. Retrieved 2012-08-22.{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
  2. ^ Cotten, Steven W.; Duncan, Daniel L.; Burch, Elizabeth A.; Seashore, Carl J.; Hammett-Stabler, Catherine A. (2012). "Unexpected interference of baby wash products with a cannabinoid (THC) immunoassay". Clinical Biochemistry. 45 (9): 605–609. doi:10.1016/j.clinbiochem.2012.02.029. PMID 22465236.
  3. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2014-01-01. Retrieved 2012-08-22.{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)