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Lokinendi V Rao PhD

TitleProfessor
InstitutionUniversity of Massachusetts Medical School
DepartmentPathology
AddressUMass Memorial Health Care Inc.
365 Plantation Street, Biotech One
Worcester MA 01605
Phone774-442-9615
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    InstitutionUMMS - School of Medicine
    DepartmentPathology
    DivisionClinical Pathology


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    Osmania University, Hyderabad, TG, IndiaBSBiology & Chemistry
    Osmania University, Hyderabad, TG, IndiaMSBiosciences
    Kurukshetra University, Kurukshetra, HR, IndiaPHDBiochemistry

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    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. Makarenko VV, Al-Turkmani MR, Rao LV. Clinical variables associated with indeterminate QuantiFERON®-TB Gold assay results: role of pre-incubation delay. Int J Tuberc Lung Dis. 2018 Dec 01; 22(12):1429-1434. PMID: 30606314.
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    2. Lewandrowski K, Keegan A, Makarenko V, Maryamchak E, Mata DA, Palte MJ, Rudolf JW, Safdar N, Schmidt RJ, Stuart L, Xiong Y, Rao L, Melanson SEF, Michael Snyder L. Development of a Commercial Reference Laboratory Elective Rotation for Residents in Clinical Pathology. Am J Clin Pathol. 2018 Oct 24; 150(6):485-490. PMID: 30053105.
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    3. Selove W, Rao LV. Performance of rapid SOFIA Influenza A+B test compared to Luminex x-TAG respiratory viral panel assay in the diagnosis of influenza A, B, and subtype H3. J Investig Med. 2016 Apr; 64(4):905-7. PMID: 26911275; PMCID: PMC4819670.
    4. 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. PMID: 24815907.
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    5. 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. PMID: 23035661.
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    6. 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. PMID: 21276785.
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    7. 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. PMID: 19927349.
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    8. Rao LV, Ekberg BA, Connor D, Jakubiak F, Vallaro GM, Snyder M. Evaluation of a new point of care automated complete blood count (CBC) analyzer in various clinical settings. Clin Chim Acta. 2008 Mar; 389(1-2):120-5. PMID: 18187044.
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    9. 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. PMID: 16423336.
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    10. 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. PMID: 15936315.
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