SWLP scientist wins Association for Clinical Biochemistry prize
Emma Ashley, Senior Clinical Scientist, has won the Association for Clinical Biochemistry annual members prize for her case presentation at the southern region meeting.
Emma’s presentation was about an unusual case of a six month old baby with cystic fibrosis which is a genetic, chronic disease that affects many body organs, including the respiratory, gastrointestinal, musculoskeletal, genitourinary and reproductive systems. The baby was missed by the neo-natal screening programme because she was born in South Africa.
The case covered microbiology, haematology as well as biochemistry as the child had faecal samples taken, sweat tests and pancreatic inconsistencies which were all used to make the diagnosis.