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Lokinendi V Rao PhD

InstitutionUMass Chan Medical School
AddressUMass Memorial Health Care Inc.
365 Plantation Street, Biotech One
Worcester MA 01605
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    InstitutionT.H. Chan School of Medicine
    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. Pratt GW, Rao LV. Comparison of SARS-CoV-2 RT-PCR Ct Values across Multiple Assays with Different Targets. J Appl Lab Med. 2023 11 02; 8(6):1193-1195. PMID: 37610414.
      Citations:    Fields:    Translation:HumansCells
    2. Soni A, Herbert C, Lin H, Yan Y, Pretz C, Stamegna P, Wang B, Orwig T, Wright C, Tarrant S, Behar S, Suvarna T, Schrader S, Harman E, Nowak C, Kheterpal V, Rao LV, Cashman L, Orvek E, Ayturk D, Gibson L, Zai A, Wong S, Lazar P, Wang Z, Filippaios A, Barton B, Achenbach CJ, Murphy RL, Robinson ML, Manabe YC, Pandey S, Colubri A, O'Connor L, Lemon SC, Fahey N, Luzuriaga KL, Hafer N, Roth K, Lowe T, Stenzel T, Heetderks W, Broach J, McManus DD. Performance of Rapid Antigen Tests to Detect Symptomatic and Asymptomatic SARS-CoV-2 Infection : A Prospective Cohort Study. Ann Intern Med. 2023 07; 176(7):975-982. PMID: 37399548.
      Citations: 4     Fields:    Translation:HumansCells
    3. Soni A, Herbert C, Pretz C, Stamegna P, Filippaios A, Shi Q, Suvarna T, Harman E, Schrader S, Nowak C, Schramm E, Kheterpal V, Behar S, Tarrant S, Ferranto J, Hafer N, Robinson M, Achenbach C, Murphy RL, Manabe YC, Gibson L, Barton B, O'Connor L, Fahey N, Orvek E, Lazar P, Ayturk D, Wong S, Zai A, Cashman L, Rao LV, Luzuriaga K, Lemon S, Blodgett A, Trippe E, Barcus M, Goldberg B, Roth K, Stenzel T, Heetderks W, Broach J, McManus D. Design and implementation of a digital site-less clinical study of serial rapid antigen testing to identify asymptomatic SARS-CoV-2 infection. J Clin Transl Sci. 2023; 7(1):e120. PMID: 37313378.
    4. Soni A, Herbert C, Lin H, Yan Y, Pretz C, Stamegna P, Wang B, Orwig T, Wright C, Tarrant S, Behar S, Suvarna T, Schrader S, Harman E, Nowak C, Kheterpal V, Rao LV, Cashman L, Orvek E, Ayturk D, Gibson L, Zai A, Wong S, Lazar P, Wang Z, Filippaios A, Barton B, Achenbach CJ, Murphy RL, Robinson M, Manabe YC, Pandey S, Colubri A, O? Connor L, Lemon SC, Fahey N, Luzuriaga KL, Hafer N, Roth K, Lowe T, Stenzel T, Heetderks W, Broach J, McManus DD. Performance of Rapid Antigen Tests to Detect Symptomatic and Asymptomatic SARS-CoV-2 Infection. medRxiv. 2023 Jan 23. PMID: 35982680.
    5. Pratt GW, Platt M, Velez A, Rao LV. A Comparison of Lyme Serological Testing Platforms with a Panel of Clinically Characterized Samples from Various Stages of Lyme Disease. J Appl Lab Med. 2022 Oct 29; 7(6):1445-1449. PMID: 35716134.
      Citations: 1     Fields:    Translation:Humans
    6. Pratt GW, Platt M, Velez A, Rao LV. Utility of Whole Blood Real-Time PCR Testing for the Diagnosis of Early Lyme Disease. Am J Clin Pathol. 2022 09 02; 158(3):327-330. PMID: 35723600.
      Citations:    Fields:    Translation:HumansCells
    7. Pratt GW, Bi C, Kroll MH, Rao LV. Association between liver and chronic kidney disease on hemoglobin A1c concentrations. Clin Chim Acta. 2022 Jun 01; 531:243-247. PMID: 35447144.
      Citations:    Fields:    Translation:Humans
    8. Rao LV, Pratt GW, Bi C, Kroll MH. Large-scale retrospective analyses of the effect of iron deficiency anemia on hemoglobin A1c concentrations. Clin Chim Acta. 2022 Apr 01; 529:21-24. PMID: 35167841.
      Citations:    Fields:    Translation:Humans
    9. Mahajan S, Srinivasan R, Redlich CA, Huston SK, Anastasio KM, Cashman L, Massey DS, Dugan A, Witters D, Marlar J, Li SX, Lin Z, Hodge D, Chattopadhyay M, Adams MD, Lee C, Rao LV, Stewart C, Kuppusamy K, Ko AI, Krumholz HM. Seroprevalence of SARS-CoV-2-Specific IgG Antibodies Among Adults Living in Connecticut: Post-Infection Prevalence (PIP) Study. Am J Med. 2021 04; 134(4):526-534.e11. PMID: 33130124.
      Citations: 20     Fields:    Translation:HumansCells
    10. 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 12 01; 22(12):1429-1434. PMID: 30606314.
      Citations: 1     Fields:    Translation:Humans
    11. 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.
      Citations:    Fields:    Translation:Humans
    12. Korpi-Steiner NL, Walz JM, Schanzer A, Rao LV. Comparison of Point-of-Care Activated Clotting Time Methods in Different Clinical Settings in a Large Academic Medical Center. J Appl Lab Med. 2017 Nov 01; 2(3):356-366. PMID: 33636841.
      Citations: 2     Fields:    
    13. Clark JL, Rao LV. Retrospective Analysis of Point-of-Care and Laboratory-Based Hemoglobin A1c Testing. J Appl Lab Med. 2017 Mar 01; 1(5):502-509. PMID: 33379795.
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    14. 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.
      Citations: 5     Fields:    Translation:HumansCells
    15. 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.
      Citations: 5     Fields:    Translation:Humans
    16. 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.
      Citations: 3     Fields:    Translation:Humans
    17. 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.
      Citations: 2     Fields:    Translation:HumansCells
    18. 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.
      Citations: 3     Fields:    Translation:Humans
    19. 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.
      Citations: 11     Fields:    Translation:Humans
    20. 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.
      Citations: 11     Fields:    Translation:Humans
    21. 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.
      Citations: 20     Fields:    Translation:Humans
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