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Jessica M. Boyd

Jessica M. Boyd, PhD, FCACB, DABCC

Languages spoken: English

Academic Information

Departments Primary - Pathology

Academic Office Information

Board Certification

  • American Board of Clinical Chemistry (Sub: Toxicological Chemistry)
  • Canadian Academy of Clinical Biochemistry

Education History

Fellowship University of Calgary Cumming School of Medicine
University of Alberta Faculty of Medicine & Dentistry
Postdoctoral Fellow
Professional Medical University of Alberta
University of Alberta
BSc (Hons)

Selected Publications

Journal Article

  1. Wickramarachchi P, Boyd JM, Orton DJ (2022). Biological variation in clozapine and metabolite reporting during therapeutic drug monitoring. Clin Chim Acta, 531, 183-187.
  2. Kline GA, Boyd J, Hyrcza M, Pacaud D, Pasieka JL, Dong Y, Sadrzadeh HSM, Leung AAC (2021). Updated reference intervals for urine normetanephrine have no effect on test sensitivity but fewer false positives. Clin Biochem, 99, 17-19. (Read full article)
  3. Qasrawi DO, Boyd JM, Sadrzadeh SMH (2021). Measuring steroids from dried blood spots using tandem mass spectrometry to diagnose congenital adrenal hyperplasia. Clin Chim Acta, 520, 202-207. (Read full article)
  4. Kline GA, Boyd J, Sadrzadeh HSM, Leung AA (2021). Inpatient Measurements of Urine Metanephrines are Indistinguishable from Pheochromocytoma: Retrospective Cohort Study. Am J Med, 134(8), 1039-1046.e3. (Read full article)
  5. Kline GA, Boyd J, Polzin B, Harvey A, Pasieka JL, Sadrzadeh HSM, Leung AA (2021). Properly Collected Plasma Metanephrines Excludes PPGL After False-Positive Screening Tests. J Clin Endocrinol Metab, 106(8), e2900-e2906. (Read full article)
  6. 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. (Read full article)
  7. Leung AA, Pasieka JL, Hyrcza MD, Pacaud D, Dong Y, Boyd JM, Sadrzadeh H, Kline GA (2020). Epidemiology of pheochromocytoma and paraganglioma: population-based cohort study. Eur J Endocrinol, 184(1), 19-28. (Read full article)
  8. Kline GA, Boyd J, Leung AA, Tang A, Sadrzadeh HM (2020). Moderate renal impairment does not preclude the accuracy of 24-hour urine normetanephrine measurements for suspected pheochromoctyoma. Clin Endocrinol (Oxf), 92(6), 518-524. (Read full article)
  9. Kline GA, Boyd J, Leung AA, Tang A, Sadrzadeh HM (2020). Very high rate of false positive biochemical results when screening for pheochromocytoma in a large, undifferentiated population with variable indications for testing. Clin Biochem, 77, 26-31. (Read full article)
  10. Boyd J, Leung AA, Sadrzadeh HS, Pamporaki C, Pacak K, Deutschbein T, Fliedner S, Kline GA (2019). A high rate of modestly elevated plasma normetanephrine in a population referred for suspected PPGL when measured in a seated position. Eur J Endocrinol, 181(3), 301-309. (Read full article)
  11. Saini R, Railton P, Boyd J, Sadrzadeh H, Powell JN (2018). Concordance between laboratories in metal ion testing in patients with metal-on-metal hip implants. Can J Surg, 62(1), 9-13. (Read full article)
  12. Orton DJ, Boyd JM, Affleck D, Duce D, Walsh W, Seiden-Long I (2015). One-step extraction and quantitation of toxic alcohols and ethylene glycol in plasma by capillary gas chromatography (GC) with flame ionization detection (FID). Clin Biochem, 49(1-2), 132-8. (Read full article)
  13. Boyd JM, Krause R, Waite G, Hui W, Yazdi E, Wilmink D, Seiden-Long I (2015). Developing optimized automated rule sets for reporting hemolysis, icterus and lipemia based on a priori outcomes analysis. Clin Chim Acta, 450, 31-8. (Read full article)
  14. Wu M, Qian Y, Boyd JM, Hrudey SE, Le XC, Li XF (2014). Direct large volume injection ultra-high performance liquid chromatography-tandem mass spectrometry determination of artificial sweeteners sucralose and acesulfame in well water. J Chromatogr A, 1359, 156-61. (Read full article)
  15. Zhao Y, Boyd JM, Sawyer MB, Li XF (2013). Liquid chromatography tandem mass spectrometry determination of free and conjugated estrogens in breast cancer patients before and after exemestane treatment. Anal Chim Acta, 806, 172-9. (Read full article)
  16. Wu M, Qian Y, Boyd JM, Leavey S, Hrudey SE, Krasner SW, Li XF (2014). Identification of tobacco-specific nitrosamines as disinfection byproducts in chloraminated water. Environ Sci Technol, 48(3), 1828-34. (Read full article)
  17. Brisson IJ, Levallois P, Tremblay H, Srodes J, Deblois C, Charrois J, Taguchi V, Boyd J, Li X, Rodriguez MJ (2013). Spatial and temporal occurrence of N-nitrosamines in seven drinking water supply systems. Environ Monit Assess, 185(9), 7693-708. (Read full article)
  18. Qian Y, Wang W, Boyd JM, Wu M, Hrudey SE, Li XF (2013). UV-induced transformation of four halobenzoquinones in drinking water. Environ Sci Technol, 47(9), 4426-33. (Read full article)
  19. Huang R, Wang W, Qian Y, Boyd JM, Zhao Y, Li XF (2013). Ultra pressure liquid chromatography-negative electrospray ionization mass spectrometry determination of twelve halobenzoquinones at ng/L levels in drinking water. Anal Chem, 85(9), 4520-9. (Read full article)
  20. Wang W, Qian Y, Boyd JM, Wu M, Hrudey SE, Li XF (2013). Halobenzoquinones in swimming pool waters and their formation from personal care products. Environ Sci Technol, 47(7), 3275-82. (Read full article)
  21. Boyd JM, Hrudey SE, Li X-F, Richardson SD (2011). Solid-phase extraction and high-performance liquid chromatography mass spectrometry analysis of nitrosamines in treated drinking water and wastewater. Trends Analyt Chem, 30(9), 1410-21.
  22. Zhao Y, Qin F, Boyd JM, Anichina J, Li XF (2010). Characterization and determination of chloro- and bromo-benzoquinones as new chlorination disinfection byproducts in drinking water. Anal Chem, 82(11), 4599-605. (Read full article)
  23. Qin F, Zhao YY, Zhao Y, Boyd JM, Zhou W, Li XF (2009). A toxic disinfection by-product, 2,6-dichloro-1,4-benzoquinone, identified in drinking water. Angew Chem Int Ed Engl, 49(4), 790-2. (Read full article)
  24. Zhou WJ, Boyd JM, Qin F, Hrudey SE, Li XF (2009). Formation of N-nitrosodiphenylamine and two new N-containing disinfection byproducts from chloramination of water containing diphenylamine. Environ Sci Technol, 43(21), 8443-8. (Read full article)
  25. Zhao YY, Liu X, Boyd JM, Qin F, Li J, Li XF (2009). Identification of N-nitrosamines in treated drinking water using nanoelectrospray ionization high-field asymmetric waveform ion mobility spectrometry with quadrupole time-of-flight mass spectrometry. J Chromatogr Sci, 47(1), 92-6. (Read full article)
  26. Zhao YY, Boyd JM, Woodbeck M, Andrews RC, Qin F, Hrudey SE, Li XF (2008). Formation of N-nitrosamines from eleven disinfection treatments of seven different surface waters. Environ Sci Technol, 42(13), 4857-62. (Read full article)
  27. Boyd JM, Huang L, Xie L, Moe B, Gabos S, Li XF (2008). A cell-microelectronic sensing technique for profiling cytotoxicity of chemicals. Anal Chim Acta, 615(1), 80-7. (Read full article)
  28. Huang L, Xie L, Boyd JM, Li XF (2008). Cell-electronic sensing of particle-induced cellular responses. Analyst, 133(5), 643-8. (Read full article)
  29. Charrois JWA, Boyd JM, Froese K, Hrudey SE (2007). Occurrence of N-nitrosamines in Alberta public drinking water distribution systems. J Environ Eng Sci, 6(1), 103-14.
  30. Zhao YY, Boyd J, Hrudey SE, Li XF (2007). Characterization of new nitrosamines in drinking water using liquid chromatography tandem mass spectrometry. Environ Sci Technol, 40(24), 7636-41. (Read full article)