2016 ASCLS Annual Meeting

Peer Reviewed Poster Presentations


The ASCLS Annual Meeting posters were displayed along with the AACC posters at the Pennsylvania Convention Center in the Terrace Ballroom located on the 400 level.  Posters were scheduled to be displayed on Tuesday and Wednesday, August 2 and 3, from 10:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.  Authors were present at their posters on Wednesday from 10:30am-Noon to discuss their work and answer questions.  

The following posters are scheduled to be presented; the presenting authors are listed.  Click on linked title to view pdf file of the poster.


Combating Specimen Label Issues Leading to Barcode Scan Failures

Travis Bicher, B.S., MLS(ASCP)CM

Pennsylvania Hospital

Philadelphia, PA


Acceptability of Current Patient Risk 

Zoe Brooks, ART

Kim Przekop, MBA, MLS(ASCP)CM

AWEsome Numbers Inc.

Ontario, Canada

Noha S Kandil, MD

Medical Research Institute, Alexandria University

Alexandria, Egypt


Serum Versus Urine Cotinine in Predicting Smoking Status

Janelle Chiasera, Ph.D

University of Alabama at Birmingham

Birmingham, AL


Skin Bank: Surgery and MLS Communication

Ninive Costa, MLS(ASCP)CM

University of Michigan, School of Public Health

Ann Arbor, MI


Seroprevalence of Babesia microti in Patients with Lyme Disease

Sabino R. Curcio, M.S.

Long Island University, Post Campus

Department of Biomedical Sciences

Brookville, NY


Biochemical Changes Associated with HbA1c levels in Diabetes

Gabriel Diaz

Mark Kirby

Maria Quintanilla, BS

Texas A&M University

Corpus Christi, TX


Implementation of Bone Marrow Processing Quality Improvement

Joshua Edwards, MBA

Division of Hematopathology, Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine, Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania

Philadelphia, PA


Measuring Osmolality to Assess the Effectiveness of Commercial Hydration Products

Jeannie Guglielmo, MS, MAT, MLS(ASCP)CM

Stony Brook University, School of Health Technology and Management

Stony Brook, NY


Biometric, Physical and Psychological Assessment of an Adolescent Population:  A Wellness Initiative for Student Health

April Harkins, PhD, MLS(ASCP)CM

Marquette University

Milwaukee, WI


Interprofessional Education and Practice, What Does This Mean for the Medical Laboratory Scientist?

S. Renee Hodgkins, PhD, MT(ASCP)

University of Kansas Medical Center

Kansas City, KS


Advancing a Culture of Quality

Jennifer Dawson, MHA, DLM(ASCP)SLS, QLC, QIHC

Sonic Healthcare USA

Austin, TX


A Simple Spectrophotometric Method for the Determination of Cyanide in Blood

Jerome Smith, PhD

Deborah Sammons, BS

Christine Toennis, BS

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health

Cincinnati, OH


Timeliness of Critical Results Reporting

Kate Bernhardt, MS, MLS(ASCP)CM, LSSGB

Loyola University Medical Center

Maywood, IL


Leptin-Induced Monocyte Chemoattractant Protein-1 Secretion

Michael Lavantucksin, MHS

Augusta University

Augusta, GA


Molecular Basis of Arrested Liver Stage Development of Gamma-irradiated Plasmodium yoelii exo-erythrocytic Form

George Asanga Ndeta, PhD, MSc, MT(ASCP)

University of Texas Rio Grande Valley

Edinburg, TX


Mathematically-OptimiZed Risk EvaluationTM

Kim A. Przekop, MBA MLS(ASCP)CM

Zoe C. Brooks, ART

Awesome Numbers, Inc.

Ontario, Canada


Assessment of Relationship between Hemoglobin A1c and Highly Sensitive C- Reactive Protein Levels in Pre-Diabetic Individuals

Masih Shokrani, Ph.D., MT(ASCP)

Northern Illinois University

DeKalb, IL


Emerging Cases of Plasmodium falciparum

Anietie Uko, MLS (ASCP)CM

Tufts Medical Center

Boston, MA


Effects of Tip60 and Paclitaxel on Breast and Lung Cancer

Himali Vashishtha

LIU Post

Brookville, NY 


Sustaining the Laboratory Workforce: Lessons Learned from Evaluation of the Association of Public Health Laboratories (APHL)/Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) Emerging Infectious Disease (EID) Laboratory Fellowship Program

 K. Leigh Inge Vaughan, MPH

 Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

 Atlanta, GA


Lactate Results in Samples Stored at 25°C Versus 4°C

Victoria B. Moore, B.S.

The University of Alabama at Birmingham

Birmingham, AL

 Undergraduate Student Poster Presentations

The following posters were scheduled to be presented; the presenting authors are listed.

Expediting Sample Processing: Validation of XP-300

Lauren Engel

Marquette University

BloodCenter of Wisconsin, Platelet and Neutrophil Immunology Laboratory

Milwaukee, WI


Copper Sulfate Quantitative Falling Drop Hemoglobin Method Correlation Studies

Jordyn Huston

Saint Louis University

St. Louis, MO


PapD Protein Structure in E. coli Causing Urinary Tract Infection

Olivia Jie Hu

Stony Brook University

Stony Brook, NY


Inhibition of Swarming Proteus in Clinical Cultures

Mattie Kropf

Grand Valley State University

Allendale, Michigan


Effective Coagulation Assays for Monitoring Dabigatran Therapy

Karen Lee

Cathy Lee

June Fuertes

Stony Brook University

Stony Brook, NY


The Anemia of Oakland University Student-Athletes: Dilution or Depletion?

Ted Lilley

Oakland University

Rochester, MI


A Comparison of Culture Methods in Identifying Intravenous Catheter Related Sepsis

Lindsey McNeir

Marquette University

Milwaukee, WI


Effects of BDNF Genotype on Autonomic Nervous System Functioning

Patricia Ross

Marquette University

Milwaukee, WI


Epigenetic Modifications of Global Methylation Following Heavy Metal Dust Exposure

Maria L. Rodriguez

Montana State University

Bozeman, MT


Intrinsic Factor Inhibition Due to the Use of Isotretinoin

Maikie S Sengdeng, MLT(ASCP)CM

Bahar Alimadadi, MLT(ASCP)CM

Weber State University

Ogden, UT


Microbial Survival on Metallic Fomites

Kelly Wilson

Salisbury University

Salisbury, MD