This focused issue on “Pleural Effusion Analysis” is edited by Dr. Zhi De Hu, from Department of Laboratory Medicine, the Affiliated Hospital of Inner Mongolia Medical University, Hohhot, China.
This focused issue is designed to discuss pleural effusion analysis. This focused issue also features the scope of the issue includes but not limited to the new laboratory technology for pleural effusion analysis, quality assurance and standardization for laboratory tests in pleural effusion, diagnostic or prognostic biomarkers in pleural effusion and molecular diagnosis of pleural diseases.
Zhi-De Hu, MD
Department of Laboratory Medicine, the Affiliated Hospital of Inner Mongolia Medical University, Hohhot, China
Zhi-De Hu received his Bachelor’s Degree in laboratory medicine from the Third Military Medical University in 2005, and has been working as a laboratory clinician in Department of Laboratory Medicine of General Hospital of Ji’nan Military Command Region from then on. In 2008, Hu was enrolled in the Second Military Medical University as a postgraduate research trainee and received his Master’s Degree in laboratory medicine in 2011. After returning to General Hospital of Ji’nan Military Command Region for two years, Hu was re-enrolled in the Second Military Medical University and received the Doctor’s Degree in laboratory medicine in 2016.
With broad research interests in laboratory medicine and clinical chemistry, Hu has published his works in many international journals in laboratory medicine, including Clin Biochem, Clin Chem Lab Med, Clin Chim Acta and Ann Clin Biochem. As a principal investigator, Hu’s research activities have been fully funded by NSFC since 2014.
Focused issue outline:
The complete outline of this focused issue is listed below:
1. Introduction to the focused issue2. Include but not limit to the following topics(Suggestion)
- New laboratory technology for pleural effusion analysis
- Quality assurance and standardization for laboratory tests in pleural effusion
- Diagnostic or prognostic biomarkers in pleural effusion
- Molecular diagnosis of pleural diseases
The series “Pleural Effusion Analysis” was commissioned by the editorial office, Journal of Laboratory and Precision Medicine without any sponsorship or funding. Zhi-De Hu is serving as the unpaid Guest Editor for the series.