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Laura Smy PhD

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Assistant Professor

Institution: Medical College of Wisconsin
Department: Pathology
Division: Administration


Clinical Expertise

  • Clinical Chemistry Tests
  • Clinical Laboratory Services
  • Clinical Laboratory Techniques
  • Hair
  • Laboratory Critical Values
  • Laboratory Proficiency Testing
  • Medical Laboratory Science
  • Pharmacokinetics
  • Pharmacology, Clinical
  • Point-of-Care Testing
  • Pre-Analytical Phase
  • Pregnancy
  • Quality Control
  • Specimen Handling
  • Toxicology
  • Methodologies and Techniques

  • Chemistry Techniques, Analytical
  • Enzyme-Linked Immunosorbent Assay
  • Immunologic Techniques
  • Mass Spectrometry
  • Leadership Positions

  • Section Director for Point-of-Care - Froedtert Hospital
  • Co-Director of Chemistry/Toxicology - Wisconsin Diagnostic Laboratories
  • Associate Laboratory Director - Pewaukee and New Berlin Community Hospitals
  • Publications (10)

  • A high sensitivity LC-MS/MS method for measurement of 3-methoxytyramine in plasma and associations between 3-methoxytyramine, metanephrines, and dopamine. (Smy L, Kushnir MM, Frank EL) J Mass Spectrom Adv Clin Lab 2021 Aug;21:19-26 PMID: 34820673 PMCID: PMC8601001 SCOPUS ID: 2-s2.0-85122700734 11/26/2021    
  • The nuclear magnetic resonance metabolic profile: Impact of fasting status. (Smy L, De Biase I, Genzen JR, Yuzyuk T) Clin Biochem 2021 Jan;87:85-92 PMID: 33159964 SCOPUS ID: 2-s2.0-85096544644 11/08/2020       1 Citation
  • Evaluation of Imatinib Concentrations in Samples Submitted for BCR-ABL1 or Imatinib Testing-Evidence to Support Therapeutic Drug Monitoring for Dose Optimization? (Smy L, Sadler AJ, McMillin GA) Ther Drug Monit 2020 Aug;42(4):559-564 PMID: 32697563 SCOPUS ID: 2-s2.0-85088425609 07/23/2020       3 Citations
  • Evaluation of imatinib concentrations in samples submitted for BCR-ABL1 or imatinib testing - evidence to support therapeutic drug monitoring for dose optimization? (Smy L, Sadler AJ, McMillin GA) Ther Drug Monit 2020 May 06 PMID: 32384535 SCOPUS ID: 2-s2.0-85088425609 05/10/2020       3 Citations
  • Phlebotomy tube interference with nuclear magnetic resonance (NMR) lipoprotein subclass analysis. (Needham LL, Smy L, Lee MA, Kunzler TM, Genzen JR) Clin Chim Acta 2019 Jan;488:235-241 PMID: 30414827 SCOPUS ID: 2-s2.0-85056839464 11/12/2018       2 Citations
  • Measuring estrogens in women, men, and children: Recent advances 2012-2017. (Smy L, Straseski JA) Clin Biochem 2018 Dec;62:11-23 PMID: 29800559 SCOPUS ID: 2-s2.0-85049096586 05/26/2018       12 Citations
  • Assessment of hair cortisol as a potential biomarker for possible adrenal suppression due to inhaled corticosteroid use in children with asthma: A retrospective observational study. (Smy L, Shaw K, Amstutz U, Staub M, Chaudhry S, Smith A, Carleton B, Koren G) Clin Biochem 2018 Jun;56:26-32 PMID: 29673814 SCOPUS ID: 2-s2.0-85046338233 04/21/2018       5 Citations
  • Hair cortisol as a hypothalamic-pituitary-adrenal axis biomarker in pregnant women with asthma: a retrospective observational study. (Smy L, Shaw K, Amstutz U, Smith A, Berger H, Carleton B, Koren G) BMC Pregnancy Childbirth 2016 Jul 20;16(1):176 PMID: 27440139 PMCID: PMC4955128 SCOPUS ID: 2-s2.0-84979085311 07/22/2016       14 Citations
  • Hair cortisol as a novel biomarker of HPA suppression by inhaled corticosteroids in children. (Smy L, Shaw K, Smith A, Russell E, Van Uum S, Rieder M, Carleton B, Koren G) Pediatr Res 2015 Jul;78(1):44-7 PMID: 25790275 SCOPUS ID: 2-s2.0-84931864583 03/20/2015       20 Citations
  • Is it safe to use inhaled corticosteroids in pregnancy? (Smy L, Chan AC, Bozzo P, Koren G) Can Fam Physician 2014 Sep;60(9):809-12, e433-5 PMID: 25217675 PMCID: PMC4162695 SCOPUS ID: 2-s2.0-84907283673 09/14/2014       6 Citations
  • Last update: 01/23/2023