Cellular Function Laboratory


Comparison of a novel venipuncture system versus a standard system for hemolysis prevention  
An examination into the occurrence of hemolysis by type of blood collection system. Hemolysis, the breakdown of red blood cells that  releases hemoglobin into the blood stream or blood collection devices, is a concern of clinical laboratories because it affects test results. This study hopes to determine whether certain types of collection techniques will reduce the chance and severity of hemolysis by comparing the S-Monovette® collection tube system with a standard vacuum tube system used to draw blood specimens from IV lines.  Co-Investigator


Curry-McCoy, T.V., Venado, A., Guidot, D.M., Joshi, Pratiba, P.C., "Alcohol Ingestion Disrupts Alveolar Epithelial Barrier Function by Activation of Macrophage-Derived Transforming Growth Factor Beta 1." Respiratory Research 14 (1):39, 2013

Curry-McCoy, T.V., Guidot, D.M., Joshi, Pratiba, P.C., "Chronic Alcohol Ingestion in Rats Decreases Krüppel-like Factor 4 Expression and Intracellular Zinc in the Lung." Alcoholism: Clinical and Experimental Research 37 (3):361-71, 2013

Curry-McCoy, T.V., Donohue Jr., T.M., "Chronic Ethanol Consumption Results in Atypical Liver Injury in Copper/Zinc Superoxide Dismutase Deficient Mice." Alcoholism: Clinical and Experimental Research 34 (2): 1-11, 2010

Curry-McCoy, T.V., Osna, N.A., Donohue Jr., T.M. "Modulation of Lysozyme Function and Degradation after Nitration with Peroxynitrite." Biochimica et Biophysica Acta 1790: 778-786, 2009

Donohue Jr., T.M., Curry-McCoy, T.V., Nanji, A.A., Kharbanda, K.K., Osna, N.A., Todero, S.L., White, R.L., Casey, C.A. "Lysosomal Leakage and Lack of Adaptation of Hepatoprotective Enzyme Contribute to Enhanced Susceptibility to Ethanol-Induced Liver Injury in Female Rats." Alcoholism: Clinical and Experimental Research 31 (11): 1944-1952, 2007

Donohue Jr., T.M., Curry-McCoy, T.V., Osna, N.A., Todero, S.L., White, R.L., Casey, C.A. "L-Buthionine (S,R) Sulfoximine Protects Against Ethanol-Induced Liver Injury." Alcoholism: Clinical and Experimental Research 31 (6): 1053-1060, 2007


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   Tiana Curry-McCoy, PhD
Assistant Professor
  Department of Medical Laboratory, Imaging, & Radiologic Sciences
   987 St. Sebastian Way, EC 2338 Augusta, GA 30912