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The eJIFCC announces that in January 2023 it started to use the Editorial Manager (EM) system for manuscripts.

Please, be advised that your manuscript can be processed only if submitted via the EM system.

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For any further questions please contact the eJIFCC Editorial Office (

For futher details: On the introduction of the Editorial Manager system for eJIFCC manuscript handling


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eJIFCC Volume 33 no 4 - 2022

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1 On the introduction of the Editorial Manager system for eJIFCC manuscript handling
János Kappelmayer, Harjit Pal Bhattoa
2 Methods of low-density lipoprotein-cholesterol measurement: analytical and clinical applications
S.M. Touhidul Islam, Bremansu Osa-Andrews, Patricia Mary Jones, Alagar R. Muthukumar, Ibrahim Hashim, Jing Cao
3 The exposure to human breast cancer cells altered 14 post-translational modifications of human serum albumin
Surya Kannan, Serhiy Souchelnytskyi
4 Correlation between time to positive result of SARS-CoV-2 rapid antigen self-test and viral antigen concentration
Gian Luca Salvagno, Brandon M. Henry, Simone De Nitto, Laura Pighi, Giuseppe Lippi
5 A macro-TSH: a clinical diagnostic dilemma
Xikombiso Nkuna, Zodwa Dire, Siyabonga Khoza
6 Deletion in the BCL11B gene and intellectual developmental disorder with speech delay, dysmorphic facies, and T-cell abnormalities: a case report
Adriel Roa-Bautista, Mónica López-Duarte, Nerea Paz-Gandiaga, David San Segundo Arribas, J. Gonzalo Ocejo-Vinyals
7 A case of clinical confusion due to erroneous M-protein quantifications: to splice or skim?
Pak Cheung Chan, Amir Karin, Signy Chow
8 Anti-HMGCR myopathy without exposure to statins: a case report
Jorge Ferriz Vivancos, Marta Fandos Sánchez, Pilar Teresa Timoneda Timoneda, Goitzane Marcaida Benito


János Kappelmayer
Faculty of Medicine 
University of Debrecen
Debrecen, Hungary

Assistant Editor

Harjit Pal Bhattoa
Department of Laboratory Medicine University of Debrecen
Debrecen, Hungary

Editorial Board

Khosrow Adeli, The Hospital for Sick Children, University of Toronto, Canada

Edgard Delvin, CHU Sainte-Justine Research Center, Montréal, Québec, Canada

Nilda E. Fink, Universidad Nacional de La Plata, Argentina

Ronda Greaves, Biochemical Genetics, Victorian Clinical Genetics Services, Victoria, Australia 

Mike Hallworth, Shrewsbury, United Kingdom

Andrea R. Horvath, Prince of Wales Hospital and School of Medical Sciences, University of New South Wales, Sydney, Australia

Ellis Jacobs, EJ Clinical Consulting, LLC, USA

Allan S. Jaffe,  Mayo Clinic, Rochester, USA

Bruce Jordan, Roche Diagnostics, Rotkreuz, Switzerland

Evelyn Koay, National University, Singapore

Tamas Kőszegi, University of Pécs, Pécs, Hungary

Gábor L. Kovács, University of Pécs, Pécs, Hungary

Gabriel Lima-Oliveira, University of Verona, Italy

Janja MarcUniversity of Ljubljana, Ljubljana, Slovenia

Gary L. Myers,  Joint Committee for Traceability in Laboratory Medicine, USA

Tomris Ozben, Akdeniz University, Antalya, Turkey

Maria D. Pasic, Laboratory Medicine and Pathobiology, University of Toronto, Canada

Maria del C. Pasquel Carrera, College of Chemists, Biochemists and Pharmacists, Pichincha, Ecuador

Béla Nagy Jr, University of Debrecen, Hungary

Oliver Racz, University of Kosice, Slovakia

Rosa Sierra Amor, Laboratorio Laquims, Veracruz, Mexico

Sanja Stankovic, Institute of Medical Biochemistry, Clinical Center of Serbia, Belgrade, Serbia

Danyal Syed, Ryancenter, New York, USA

Grazyna Sypniewska, Collegium Medicum, NC University, Bydgoszcz, Poland

Peter Vervaart, LabMed Consulting, Australia

Stacy E. Walz, Arkansas State University, USA


Publisher and Copyright

IFCC Communications and Publications Division (IFCC-CPD)

Copyright © 2000-2022 International Federation of Clinical Chemistry and Laboratory Medicine (IFCC). All rights reserved.
This is a Platinum Open Access Journal distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution Non-Commercial License which permits unrestricted non-commercial use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.

Aims and Scope

The electronic Journal of the IFCC (eJIFCC) is a platinum open-access journal, i.e. there is no charge to read, or to submit to this journal. Our numerous high-quality articles, debates, reviews, case studies and editorials are addressed to clinical laboratorians. The journal also publishes general news articles, IFCC publicity/news, educational materials and has a letters section. Besides offering original scientific thought in our featured columns, we provide pointers to quality resources on the world wide web. We aim to assist the development of the field of clinical chemistry and laboratory medicine worldwide.


Statement on Peer review policy

Manuscripts are fully peer reviewed and immediately free to access and download from


Statement of Publication Ethics

The eJIFCC is a member of the Committee on Publications Ethics (COPE).



eJIFCC is archived by PubMedCentral (

eJIFCC is included in Scopus.

Information for Authors

Manuscript preparation:
Microsoft Word is preferred, with the use of 12-point font, 2cm margins and double spacing.

The title page should list title and short title, authors (first name, last name), each author's affiliation, including e-mail addresses, corresponding author's contact information, key words.

All manuscript should be provided with structured Abstract not longer than 250 words. This information should proceed the text of the manuscript.

Tables should be created in a common word-processing or spreadsheet format and included within the text of the manuscript, close to the first location where they are referenced. The figures must be submitted as independent images or files, with high enough resolution for publishing and printing. All tables and figures must include a short title, with any further explanatory text to be included at the bottom of either.

The maximum number of references for a review article is 75, and 40 for original papers. In-text reference numbers should be included paranthetically before punctuation. The actual references shall be presented and punctuated consistently and are to be listed sequentially following the main text, with their numbers unlinked.

All references should be provided in the Vancouver style.

Manuscripts should provide any required Author's Disclosures. All studies involving human subjects must indicate that they are in compliance with the ethical principles for medical research involving human subjects, in accordance with the Declaration of Helsinki.

Case reports
The eJIFCC welcomes case reports that illustrate new approaches to established clinical - diagnostic problems or describing a new clinically associated diagnostic problem. To be of value appropriate for publication, a case report must provide a significant learning point for other laboratory physicians and clinical chemists. Case reports should be provided with a summary not longer than 150 words, followed by a structured main text (INTRODUCTION, CLINICAL-DIAGNOSTIC CASE, DISCUSSION, TAKE HOME MESSAGES/LEARNING POINTS) not exeeding 1500 words. Case reports will also allow 2 tables and 2 figures, the maximum number of references is 15, 3-5 keywords are mandatory. Please provide disclosures & contribution of authors at the end of manuscript text.

Submission of manuscripts: Manuscripts should be submitted to the editor-in-chief, via e-mail to:

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