My research interests focus on Laboratory Hematology and Clinical Laboratory Management. Our recent work in Laboratory Hematology includes descriptions of how to optimize flagging criteria of automated cell counters and a protocol for faster reporting of the absolute neutrophil count (ANC) from certain blood samples. In Laboratory Management, we have shown that the “accessioning-to-result” time does not always accurately reflect laboratory performance. We have also described the clinical and analytical performance of a new blood analysis system.
Medical Director of the CUMC Automated Core Laboratory
Medical Director of the Allen Hospital Clinical Laboratory
Medical Director of Point of Care Testing
1. Kratz A.
, H.-I. Bengtsson, J.E. Casey, J. M. Keefe, G.H. Beatrice, D.Y. Grzybek, K.B. Lewandrowski, and E.M. Van Cott. Performance evaluation of the CellaVision DM96 system: White cell differentials by automated digital image analysis supported by an artificial neural network. Am J Clin Pathol
2. Kratz A.
, M.J. Wood, A.J. Siegel, J.R. Hiers, and E.M. Van Cott. Effects of marathon running on platelet activation markers: Direct evidence for in vivo platelet activation. Am J Clin Pathol
3. Kratz A.
, G. Zini, C. O’Malley, and K. Maloum. Enumeration of nucleated red blood cells with the ADVIA 2120 hematology analyzer: An international multicenter clinical trial. Lab Hematol
4. J.A. Branda and A. Kratz
. Effects of yeast on automated cell counting. Am J Clin Pathol
5. Branda J.A., M.J. Ferraro, and A. Kratz
. Sensitivity of peripheral blood smear review for the diagnosis of Candida fungemia. Arch Pathol Lab Med
6. Kratz A.
, R.O. Saleem, and E.M. Van Cott. Effects of a pneumatic tube system on routine and novel hematology and coagulation parameters in healthy volunteers. Arch Pathol Lab Med
7. Sireci A., R. Schlaberg, and A. Kratz
. A method for optimizing and validating institution-specific flagging criteria for automated cell counters. Arch Pathol Lab Med
8. Sireci A.N., L. Herlitz, K. Lee, J.L. Bautista, and A. Kratz
. Validation and implementation of an algorithm for reporting the automated absolute neutrophil count from selected flagged specimens. Am J Clin Pathol
9. Stotler, B.A. and A. Kratz
: Determination of turnaround time in the clinical laboratory: “Accessioning-to-result” time does not always accurately reflect laboratory performance. Am J Clin Pathol
10. Stotler, B.A. and A. Kratz
: Analytical and clinical performance of the epoc blood analysis system: Experience at a large tertiary academic medical center. Am J Clin Pathol
Committees , Council, and Professional Society Memberships
Bi-campus committee on the Clinical Harmonization of the EHR and Management of Interventions: Solutions, Tools, and Requests (CHEMISTRY)
Bi-Campus Quality and Patient Safety Executive CommitteeProfessional Society Memberships:
American Association for Clinical Chemistry
International Society for Laboratory Hematology
American Society for Hematology