Vicky A. LeGrys

Vicky A. LeGrys, DA, MT(ASCP)

Professor

Email vlegrys@med.unc.edu

Education 

BS in Medical Technology from Wake Forest University; MS and Doctorate in Clinical Chemistry from Catholic University of America.

Teaches/Directs 

In the CLS undergraduate program: Biochemistry, Laboratory Mathematics, Clinical Chemistry Laboratory, and Clinical Chemistry Practicum. In the CLS graduate program:  Method Validation and  Capstone Seminar. In the PA program: Topics in Clinical Chemistry .

Research/Scholarly Interests

Laboratory Diagnosis of Cystic Fibrosis to include the following grant supported projects: Variation in sweat chloride test analysis (VISTA); Evaluation of a novel POCT device for sweat testing; Quality improvement in sweat testing following a positive newborn screen for CF.

Service 

Dr. LeGrys’ research and professional service is focused on standardizing sweat testing for the diagnosis of Cystic Fibrosis (CF) She has published numerous journal articles on the topic and consults with laboratories worldwide. She serves as the chairperson of the Clinical and Laboratory Standards Institute (CLSI) sweat testing document and she developed sweat analysis proficiency testing and accreditation guidelines with the College of American Pathologists (CAP). Dr. LeGrys serves as a consultant to the CF Foundation on sweat testing issues.

Experience

Faculty member since 1983.

Vicky LeGrys