Robert Hawkins

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Affiliation: Tan Tock Seng Hospital
Country: Singapore

Publications

  1. ncbi Discrepancy between visual and spectrophotometric assessment of sample haemolysis
    Robert Hawkins
    Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine, Tan Tock Seng Hospital, Singapore 308433
    Ann Clin Biochem 39:521-2. 2002
  2. ncbi Total iron binding capacity or transferrin concentration alone outperforms iron and saturation indices in predicting iron deficiency
    Robert C Hawkins
    Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine, Tan Tock Seng Hospital, 11 Jalan Tan Tock Seng, Singapore 308433
    Clin Chim Acta 380:203-7. 2007
  3. pmc Laboratory turnaround time
    Robert C Hawkins
    Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine, Tan Tock Seng Hospital, 11 Jalan Tan Tock Seng, Singapore
    Clin Biochem Rev 28:179-94. 2007
  4. pmc Preparing the biochemistry laboratory for the next outbreak: lessons from SARS in Singapore
    Robert Hawkins
    Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine, Tan Tock Seng Hospital, Singapore 308433
    Clin Biochem Rev 26:59-64. 2005
  5. pmc The Evidence Based Medicine approach to diagnostic testing: practicalities and limitations
    Robert C Hawkins
    Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine, Tan Tock Seng Hospital, 308433, Singapore
    Clin Biochem Rev 26:7-18. 2005
  6. pmc Managing the pre- and post-analytical phases of the total testing process
    Robert Hawkins
    Department of Laboratory Medicine, Tan Tock Seng Hospital, Tan Tok Seng, Singapore
    Ann Lab Med 32:5-16. 2012
  7. doi Circannual variation in glycohemoglobin in Singapore
    Robert C Hawkins
    Department of Laboratory Medicine, Tan Tock Seng Hospital, 11 Jalan Tan Tock Seng, 308433, Singapore
    Clin Chim Acta 411:18-21. 2010
  8. doi Immunoglobulin G paraprotein cross-reactivity with immunoglobulin M measurement
    Robert C Hawkins
    Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine, Tan Tock Seng Hospital, Singapore 308433
    Ann Clin Biochem 45:431-3. 2008
  9. doi Differences in serum potassium concentrations between Chinese, Indians and Malays
    Robert C Hawkins
    Department of Laboratory Medicine, Tan Tock Seng Hospital, Singapore
    Clin Chem Lab Med 48:105-8. 2010
  10. ncbi B-type natriuretic peptide testing is associated with reduced cost in patients with secondary diagnosis of heart failure
    Robert C Hawkins
    Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine, Tan Tock Seng Hospital, 11 Jalan Tan Tock Seng, 308433, Singapore
    Clin Chim Acta 377:276-8. 2007

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Publications26

  1. ncbi Discrepancy between visual and spectrophotometric assessment of sample haemolysis
    Robert Hawkins
    Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine, Tan Tock Seng Hospital, Singapore 308433
    Ann Clin Biochem 39:521-2. 2002
    ..This study assessed the agreement between visual grading of sample haemolysis with automated haemolysis index (H index) measurement on the Roche 917 clinical chemistry analyser...
  2. ncbi Total iron binding capacity or transferrin concentration alone outperforms iron and saturation indices in predicting iron deficiency
    Robert C Hawkins
    Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine, Tan Tock Seng Hospital, 11 Jalan Tan Tock Seng, Singapore 308433
    Clin Chim Acta 380:203-7. 2007
    ..This study compared the diagnostic utility of iron, transferrin and transferrin saturation measurements in the diagnosis of iron deficiency..
  3. pmc Laboratory turnaround time
    Robert C Hawkins
    Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine, Tan Tock Seng Hospital, 11 Jalan Tan Tock Seng, Singapore
    Clin Biochem Rev 28:179-94. 2007
    ..A 90% completion time (sample registration to result reporting) of <60 minutes for common laboratory tests is suggested as an initial goal for acceptable TAT...
  4. pmc Preparing the biochemistry laboratory for the next outbreak: lessons from SARS in Singapore
    Robert Hawkins
    Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine, Tan Tock Seng Hospital, Singapore 308433
    Clin Biochem Rev 26:59-64. 2005
    ..It provides practical advice for laboratories planning for the handling of samples from future outbreaks...
  5. pmc The Evidence Based Medicine approach to diagnostic testing: practicalities and limitations
    Robert C Hawkins
    Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine, Tan Tock Seng Hospital, 308433, Singapore
    Clin Biochem Rev 26:7-18. 2005
    ..It familiarises readers with the lexicon and techniques of EBM and allows better understanding of the needs of EBM practitioners...
  6. pmc Managing the pre- and post-analytical phases of the total testing process
    Robert Hawkins
    Department of Laboratory Medicine, Tan Tock Seng Hospital, Tan Tok Seng, Singapore
    Ann Lab Med 32:5-16. 2012
    ....
  7. doi Circannual variation in glycohemoglobin in Singapore
    Robert C Hawkins
    Department of Laboratory Medicine, Tan Tock Seng Hospital, 11 Jalan Tan Tock Seng, 308433, Singapore
    Clin Chim Acta 411:18-21. 2010
    ..The yearly pattern of glycohemoglobin was examined in a tropical country to assess the effect of festivities without the confounding effect of seasonal variation in temperature and climate...
  8. doi Immunoglobulin G paraprotein cross-reactivity with immunoglobulin M measurement
    Robert C Hawkins
    Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine, Tan Tock Seng Hospital, Singapore 308433
    Ann Clin Biochem 45:431-3. 2008
    ..This case highlights the importance of checking all unexpected immunoglobulin measurements with previous results and immunofixation findings to avoid mistakes...
  9. doi Differences in serum potassium concentrations between Chinese, Indians and Malays
    Robert C Hawkins
    Department of Laboratory Medicine, Tan Tock Seng Hospital, Singapore
    Clin Chem Lab Med 48:105-8. 2010
    ..This study compared the serum potassium concentrations of three Asian ethnicities in a single geographical location...
  10. ncbi B-type natriuretic peptide testing is associated with reduced cost in patients with secondary diagnosis of heart failure
    Robert C Hawkins
    Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine, Tan Tock Seng Hospital, 11 Jalan Tan Tock Seng, 308433, Singapore
    Clin Chim Acta 377:276-8. 2007
    ..This study was designed to examine the effect of BNP use on resource utilization and clinical outcome in hospitalized patients with heart failure (HF)...
  11. pmc New biomarkers of acute kidney injury and the cardio-renal syndrome
    Robert Hawkins
    Department of Laboratory Medicine, Tan Tock Seng Hospital, Jalan Tan Tock Seng, Singapore
    Korean J Lab Med 31:72-80. 2011
    ..Earlier diagnosis and intervention should significantly reduce the morbidity and mortality associated with acute kidney damage...
  12. ncbi Effect of variability in assay bias and imprecision on external quality assessment bias and imprecision measures
    Robert C Hawkins
    Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine, Tan Tock Seng Hospital, Singapore 308433
    Ann Clin Biochem 43:507-9. 2006
    ..This study examined the effect of variability in assay bias and imprecision on consensus means and CVs, using a computerized spreadsheet model...
  13. ncbi Should high sensitive C-reactive protein measurement be included in health screening packages?
    R C Hawkins
    Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine, Tan Tock Seng Hospital, 11 Jalan Tan Tock Seng, Singapore 308433
    Singapore Med J 47:837-40. 2006
    ..This study assessed the potential value of hsCRP measurement in addition to routine lipid and risk factor assessment on patient management for individuals undergoing multiphasic health screening...
  14. ncbi Over-reporting significant figures--a significant problem?
    Robert C Hawkins
    Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine, Tan Tock Seng Hospital, 11 Jalan Tan Tock Seng, Singapore 308433, Singapore
    Clin Chim Acta 375:158-61. 2007
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  15. ncbi Comparison of four point-of-care HbA1c analytical systems against central laboratory analysis
    R C Hawkins
    Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine, Tan Tock Seng Hospital, 11 Jalan Tan Tock Seng, Singapore 308433
    Singapore Med J 44:8-11. 2003
    ....
  16. ncbi Poor knowledge and faulty thinking regarding hemolysis and potassium elevation
    Robert C Hawkins
    Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine, Tan Tock Seng Hospital, Jalan Tan Tock Seng, Singapore
    Clin Chem Lab Med 43:216-20. 2005
    ..There is potential for such faulty thinking in all areas of laboratory medicine, and laboratories should review their educational responsibilities and reporting practices in light of this...
  17. ncbi Age and gender as risk factors for hyponatremia and hypernatremia
    Robert C Hawkins
    Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine, Tan Tock Seng Hospital, 11 Jalan Tan Tock Seng, Singapore 308433, Singapore
    Clin Chim Acta 337:169-72. 2003
    ..This study assesses gender and age as independent risk factors for hypo- and hypernatremia and describes the prevalence of hypo- and hypernatremia in different population groups...
  18. ncbi Evaluation of Roche Accu-Chek Go and Medisense Optium blood glucose meters
    Robert C Hawkins
    Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine, Tan Tock Seng Hospital, Singapore 308433, Singapore
    Clin Chim Acta 353:127-31. 2005
    ..We examined the analytical performance of two Roche Accu-Chek Go meters (reporting whole blood glucose) and two Medisense Optium meters (reporting plasma glucose) against laboratory plasma glucose measurement...
  19. ncbi A hyperthyroid patient with measurable thyroid-stimulating hormone concentration - a trap for the unwary
    Mary Jean Tan
    Department of Medicine, Tan Tock Seng Hospital, Singapore
    Ann Acad Med Singapore 35:500-3. 2006
    ..In a patient with hyperthyroidism, the detection of elevated thyroid hormone concentration with measurable thyroid-stimulating hormone (TSH) value poses considerable diagnostic difficulties...
  20. ncbi Hemolysis interference in the ortho-clinical diagnostics vitros ECi cTnI assay
    Robert C Hawkins
    Clin Chem 49:1226; discussion 1227. 2003
  21. ncbi Gender and age as risk factors for hypokalemia and hyperkalemia in a multiethnic Asian population
    Robert C Hawkins
    Clin Chim Acta 331:171-2. 2003
  22. ncbi C-reactive protein concentrations are lower in Singaporeans: implications for risk classification in Asians
    Robert C Hawkins
    Clin Chim Acta 350:241-2. 2004
  23. doi Difference between Abbott AxSYM BNP and Triage BNP (Beckman Coulter DxI 800) concentrations
    Robert C Hawkins
    Clin Chim Acta 393:134. 2008
  24. ncbi Prevalence of increased Tn I measurements using different assays
    Robert C Hawkins
    Clin Chim Acta 354:213-4. 2005
  25. ncbi Potentially inappropriate repeat laboratory testing in inpatients
    Robert C Hawkins
    Clin Chem 52:784-5. 2006