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Brian Kelly

Brian Kelly, PhD, DABCC, FAACC

Languages spoken: English

Academic Information

Departments Adjunct - Pathology


Academic Office Information

Board Certification

  • American Board of Clinical Chemistry

Brian N. Kelly, PhD, DABCC, FAACC, After earning undergraduate degrees in Biochemistry and Molecular, Cellular, and Developmental Biology from the University of Colorado I pursued a PhD in Biochemistry from the University of Utah. Subsequently, I completed a 3-year post-doctoral fellowship in Clinical Chemistry and Laboratory Medicine at the University of Virginia. As a clinical toxicology specialist with ARUP, I review test results to investigate whether a patient is compliant with prescribed medications and not using illicit or non-prescribed medications. At ARUP, I also have the pleasure of teaching residents and fellows in Pathology. In my independent consulting business, I assist small to mid-size clinical laboratories in the implementation of liquid-chromatography mass-spectrometry based analysis of biological specimens, among other methods, as well as providing ongoing regulatory oversight.

Education History

Research Fellow Sports Medicine Research and Testing Laboratory
Research Fellow
University of Virginia
Clinical Research Fellow
Doctoral Training University of Utah
University of Colorado
Undergraduate University of Colorado

Selected Publications

Journal Article

  1. McMillin GA, Johnson-Davis KL, Kelly BN, Scott B, Yang YK (2020). Impact of the Opioid Epidemic on Drug Testing. Ther Drug Monit, 43(1), 14-24.
  2. Snozek CLH, Baskin LB, Boyd JM, Kelly BN, Krasowski MD, Sadrzadeh SMH, Tacker DH (2020). How Can Routine Clinical Laboratories Keep Up with the Opioid Crisis? Clin Chem, 67(2), 338-344.
  3. Yang YK, Johnson-Davis KL, Kelly BN, McMillin GA (2020). Demand for Interpretation of a Urine Drug Testing Panel Reflects the Changing Landscape of Clinical Needs; Opportunities for the Laboratory to Provide Added Clinical Value. J Appl Lab Med, 5(5), 858-868.
  4. Kelly BN, Haverstick DM, Lee JK, Thorner MO, Vance ML, Xin W, Bruns DE (2014). Circulating microRNA as a biomarker of human growth hormone administration to patients. Drug Test Anal, 6(3), 234-8.
  5. Kelly BN, Madsen M, Sharpe K, Nair V, Eichner D (2013). A population study of urine glycerol concentrations in elite athletes competing in North America. Drug Test Anal, 5(11-12), 890-5.
  6. Kelly BN, Haverstick DM, Vance ML, Thorner MO, Bruns DE (2012). Quantification of growth hormone mRNA in blood. Clin Chim Acta, 414, 206-10.


  1. Brian N Kelly, PhD (Fall 2017). Sports Drug Testing Update.

Case Report

  1. Kelly, BN, Silverman, LM, Bruns, DE (2013). Unexpected Serum Protein Electrophoresis Results: Finding the lost monoclonal protein.


  1. Kelly BN, Haverstick DM, Bruns DE (2012). Interference in a glucose dehydrogenase-based glucose meter revisited. [Letter to the editor]. Clin Chim Acta, 413(7-8), 829-30.
  2. Kelly BN, Haverstick DM, Bruns DE (2010). Interference in a glucose dehydrogenase-based glucose meter. [Letter to the editor]. Clin Chem, 56(6), 1038-40.


  1. Brian N Kelly (2009). One Cyclist’s Experience [Web]. Anti-Doping Research Web Site.


  1. Bruns DE, Haverstick DM, Kelly B (2019). Compositions and Methods for Detecting Aberrant Regulation, Expression, and Levels of hGH. U.S. Patent No. US 14/035,422. Washington, D.C.:U.S. Patent and Trademark Office.

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