Scientific Short Guidelines

The Academy of Diagnostics & Laboratory Medicine's Scientific Shorts (formerly NACB Blog) is sponsored by the Academy to engage clinical laboratory professionals in discussion of contemporary laboratory issues and practice and, where possible, to present solutions and best practices.

Each entry includes a written statement, information about the author, and related resources. Topics are identified by the Academy's Scientific Shorts Editorial Board and content is authored by Academy Fellows or other content experts.

Scientific Shorts are open to all laboratory professionals.

Academy Scientific Shorts Editorial Board

Zhen Zhao (Chair)

Sean Campbell

Christopher Farnsworth

Matthew Feldhammer

Ronald Henriquez

Kamisha Johnson-Davis

Yachana Kataria

Karina Rodriguez-Capote


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The Association for Diagnostics & Laboratory Medicine (ADLM) owns the copyright to materials published within Scientific Shorts and asks that if you wish to quote a post that you include Scientific Shorts as the source and provide a link back to the original post. Please do not repost content, graphs, figures, or photographs from this site without permission.


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Suggested citation

As a suggested citation for Scientific Shorts, see the following and the example below.

Author's last name, first and middle initials. Title of report. The Academy of Diagnostics & Laboratory Medicine's Scientific Shorts. Date of publication. Available from: (specific web URL of posting)

Fraga, OR. Should Cardiac Biomarkers Play a Role in Evaluating Patients Undergoing Chemotherapy? The Academy of Diagnostics & Laboratory Medicine's Scientific Shorts. January 24, 2014. Available from:

How to submit an idea

The editorial board welcomes ideas and content for Scientific Shorts postings. Submissions will be reviewed by the editorial board on a monthly basis and authors whose ideas are accepted for further development will be contacted. Send your idea for a post to the Academy at [email protected].