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    Lokinendi V Rao PhD

    TitleClinical Associate Professor
    InstitutionUniversity of Massachusetts Medical School
    AddressUMass Memorial Health Care Inc.
    365 Plantation Street, Biotech One
    Worcester MA 01605
      Other Positions
      InstitutionUMMS - School of Medicine
      DivisionClinical Pathology


        Academic Background

        Ph.D(NDRI, Kurukshetra University, India)1984
        HCLD(American Board of Bioanalysis)2000
        FACB(National Academy of Clinical Biochemists)2000
        SC (American Society for Clinical Pathologists)1997
        QPOCTE(American Society for Clinical Pathologists)1998

        Research Interests

        My role in the lab includes Directing Clinical Chemistry, Special Chemistry and Immunology divisions, whichRaoincludes Clinical Toxicology, Immunoassay, Immunology, Serology, Infectious disease, Allergy and Automated Chemistry sections. My interests include the development and validation of new state-of-art technologies for better patient care; clinical outcomes assessment studies for quality assurance and appropriate test utilization. My research interests are in clinical chemistry, reproductive biology, endocrine-immune interactions and regulations and point of care testing.

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        1. Woodworth A, Korpi-Steiner N, Miller JJ, Rao LV, Yundt-Pacheco J, Kuchipudi L, Parvin CA, Rhea JM, Molinaro R. Utilization of assay performance characteristics to estimate hemoglobin A1c result reliability. Clin Chem. 2014 Aug; 60(8):1073-9.
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        2. Malkani S, Korpi-Steiner N, Rao LV. Reducing analytical variation between point-of-care and laboratory HbA1c testing. J Diabetes. 2013 Jun; 5(2):192-6.
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        3. Wyness SP, Hunsaker JJ, La'ulu SL, Rao LV, Roberts WL. Detection of macro-creatine kinase and macroamylase by polyethylene glycol precipitation and ultrafiltration methods. Clin Chim Acta. 2011 Nov 20; 412(23-24):2052-7.
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        4. Rao LV, Snyder ML, Vallaro GM. Rapid liquid chromatography/tandem mass spectrometer (LCMS) method for clozapine and its metabolite N-desmethyl clozapine (norclozapine) in human serum. J Clin Lab Anal. 2009; 23(6):394-8.
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        5. Contois JH, Hartigan C, Rao LV, Snyder LM, Thompson MJ. Analytical validation of an HPLC assay for urinary albumin. Clin Chim Acta. 2006 May; 367(1-2):150-5.
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        6. Rao LV, Jakubiak F, Sidwell JS, Winkelman JW, Snyder ML. Accuracy evaluation of a new glucometer with automated hematocrit measurement and correction. Clin Chim Acta. 2005 Jun; 356(1-2):178-83.
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