Clinical Chemistry and Laboratory Medicine (CLIN CHEM LAB MED)

Publisher: De Gruyter

Journal description

CCLM is an official journal of the Belgian Society of Clinical Chemistry (BVKC/SBCC), the German United Society of Clinical Chemistry and Laboratory Medicine (DGKL), Italian Society of Clinical Biochemistry and Clinical Molecular Biology (SIBioC), and the Slovenian Association for Clinical Chemistry. CCLM keeps you up-to-date with the latest developments in the clinical laboratory sciences. It reports on progress in fundamental and applied research. Areas covered include: clinical biochemistry, molecular medicine, hematology, immunology, microbiology, virology, drug measurement, genetic epidemiology, evaluation of diagnostic markers, new reagents and systems, reference materials, and reference values. CCLM further promotes communication concerning these topics by the publication of news, letters and meeting reports. New teaching and training methods applicable to laboratory medicine are also covered.

Current impact factor: 2.96

Impact Factor Rankings

2015 Impact Factor Available summer 2015
2013 / 2014 Impact Factor 2.955
2012 Impact Factor 3.009
2011 Impact Factor 2.15
2010 Impact Factor 2.069
2009 Impact Factor 1.886
2008 Impact Factor 1.888
2007 Impact Factor 1.741
2006 Impact Factor 1.725
2005 Impact Factor 1.918
2004 Impact Factor 1.685
2003 Impact Factor 1.523
2002 Impact Factor 1.407
2001 Impact Factor 1.595
2000 Impact Factor 1.744
1999 Impact Factor 1.084
1998 Impact Factor

Impact factor over time

Impact factor

Additional details

5-year impact 2.43
Cited half-life 5.00
Immediacy index 0.58
Eigenfactor 0.01
Article influence 0.57
Website Clinical Chemistry and Laboratory Medicine website
Other titles Clinical chemistry and laboratory medicine (Online)
ISSN 1434-6621
OCLC 41941237
Material type Document, Periodical, Internet resource
Document type Internet Resource, Computer File, Journal / Magazine / Newspaper

Publisher details

De Gruyter

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  • Classification
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Publications in this journal

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    ABSTRACT: Background: Brain injury is a medical emergency that needs to be diagnosed and treated promptly. Several proteins have been studied as biomarkers of this medical condition. The aims of this study were to: 1) evaluate the selectivity and precision of a commercial ELISA kit for neurofilament medium polypeptide (NFM) protein; and 2) evaluate the concentration in cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) and serum of healthy individuals and patients with brain damage. Methods: An ELISA from Elabscience was used. The selectivity was evaluated using size-exclusion chromatography and mass spectrometry. Intra- and inter-batch coefficients of variation (CV) were also studied. Fifty-one CSF samples from 36 age-matched patients with hemorrhagic stroke (HS) (n=30), ischemic stroke (IS) (n=11) and healthy individuals (n=10) were assayed. In addition, serum samples from healthy volunteers (n=47), 68 serum samples from seven patients with HS, 106 serum samples from 12 patients with traumatic brain injury (TBI) and 68 serum samples from 68 patients with mild traumatic brain injury (mTBI) were also analyzed. Results: NFM was identified in the chromatographic fraction with highest immunoreactivity. The intra- and inter-batch CVs were ≤10% and ≤13%, respectively. The CSF-NFM concentration in HS was significantly higher (p<0.0001) than in IS and controls. Serum NFM concentration ranged from 0.26 to 8.57 ng/mL in healthy individuals (median=2.29), from 0.97 to 42.4 ng/mL in HS (median=10.8) and from 3.48 to 45.4 ng/mL in TBI (median=14.7). Finally, 44% of patients with mTBI had increased NFM concentration, with significantly higher levels (p=0.01) in patients with polytrauma. Conclusions: To our knowledge this is the first study describing increased NFM levels in CSF and serum from patients with brain damage.
    Clinical Chemistry and Laboratory Medicine 02/2015; DOI:10.1515/cclm-2014-0908
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    ABSTRACT: Abstract Background: Obesity and cardiovascular disease (CVD) often co-exist, but the pathophysiologic mechanisms that link the two are not fully understood. Lipoprotein-associated phospholipase A2 (Lp-PLA2) is involved in the modification of lipids within atheromatous plaques. Recently, circulating Lp-PLA2 was found to be predictive of thromboembolic episodes in adults, independently of a variety of other potential risk factors, including markers of inflammation, renal function, and hemodynamic stress. However, the function of this lipase and its importance as a biomarker in childhood obesity is much less studied. The aim of the study was to study Lp-PLA2, a non-traditional risk factor of CVD, in obese children. Methods: Sixty-seven lean [39 boys and 28 girls, mean body mass index (BMI) z-score -0.2±0.8] and 66 obese (32 boys and 34 girls, mean BMI z-score 4.4±1.2) age-matched (p=0.251) children, aged 6-12 years, were studied. BMI z-score was calculated based on the Greek BMI growth curves, and children were categorized as obese according to the Cole criteria. All children underwent physical examination and a fasting morning blood sample was obtained for glucose, insulin, lipid profile, and Lp-PLA2 assessment. Plasma concentrations of Lp-PLA2 were determined by a commercially available Lp-PLA2 enzyme-linked immunosorbent assay kit (PLAC Test), while other measurements were performed using standard methods. Results: Plasma Lp-PLA2 levels were significantly higher in obese children (322.5±77.8 ng/mL) compared with normal-weight ones (278.0±64.4 ng/mL, p<0.001). Lp-PLA2 concentrations were significantly correlated with the BMI z-score (p=0.004). Receiver operating characteristic analysis on Lp-PLA2 values resulted in significant areas under the curve (AUC) for distinguishing between obese and normal-weight groups of children (AUC, 0.726; p<0.001). Conclusions: We found significantly higher Lp-PLA2 levels in obese children than lean controls. Interestingly, they all had levels >200 ng/mL, which are considered to correlate with atherosclerosis and a high thromboembolic risk in adults. The positive correlation of Lp-PLA2 with BMI suggests that Lp-PLA2 might be the link between obesity and increased cardiovascular risk, which can be elevated even at a very young age. Measurement of Lp-PLA2 in plasma could therefore represent a further biomarker for assessing increased CVD risk in obese children and adolescents.
    Clinical Chemistry and Laboratory Medicine 01/2015; DOI:10.1515/cclm-2014-1081
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    ABSTRACT: Abstract Background: This study aims to evaluate the performance of the soluble Fms-like tyrosine kinase-1/placental growth factor (sFlt-1/PlGF) ratio to predict early-onset, preterm and severe preeclampsia at mid-pregnancy in asymptomatic women. Methods: Based on a prospective cohort of 7929 pregnant women from the Quebec City metropolitan area, a nested case-control study was performed including 111 women who developed preeclampsia and 69 women with gestational hypertension matched with 338 normotensive women. Serum sFlt-1 and PlGF were measured between 20 and 32 weeks of gestation. The performance of the sFlt-1/PlGF ratio, expressed as raw values and multiples of the median (MoM) for the prediction of early-onset, preterm and severe preeclampsia was evaluated. Results: Women who developed preeclampsia had significantly higher MoM sFlt-1/PlGF ratio (p<0.001). In the early-onset preeclampsia group, the median of the MoM distribution was 24.0 and the area under the receiver operating characteristic curve (AUC) was 0.977, giving sensitivities of 77.8% and 88.9% at false-positive rates of 5% and 10%. Positive predictive values (PPV) were 2.5% and 1.5%, respectively. In a subset between 26 and 32 weeks of gestation, at a threshold of 30, the sFlt-1/PlGF ratio yielded 100% specificity and identified, respectively, 85.7% and 65.2% of women who developed early-onset and preterm preeclampsia. Conclusions: The sFlt-1/PlGF ratio has the potential to predict early-onset and preterm preeclampsia at mid-pregnancy in asymptomatic women. However, care must be paid to the prevalence of early-onset preeclampsia in the population since low prevalence reduces PPV and may hamper clinical utility.
    Clinical Chemistry and Laboratory Medicine 08/2014; 52(8):1169. DOI:10.1515/cclm-2013-0955