NACB - Scientific Shorts
NACB - Scientific Shorts (formerly NACB Blog)
By Darci Block, PhD, DABCC
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It is well recognized that a majority of lab testing errors occur in the preanalytical phase prior to the blood sample being placed onto the laboratory analyzer (1).  The frequency at which such errors have been reported is summarized in the following figure, adapted from Cararro et. al. (2). Th...(Read More)
By Dina Greene, PhD
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​This post is part of an ongoing NACB Scientific Shorts series on professional development.  The series addresses issues relevant to early, mid-career, and experienced clinical laboratorians, with a focus on the people side of the job.    There is little that I value more in life than the develo...(Read More)
By Dan Scungio, MT (ASCP), SLS, CQA (ASQ)
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Time and time again natural and man-made disasters are affecting hospitals and laboratories throughout the country. In just the past few years news headlines have been littered with tragic hospital scenarios. Some examples include Superstorm Sandy in New York City, devastating tornadoes in Tuscaloo...(Read More)
By Michael Laposata, M.D., Ph.D.
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​When a surgeon mistakenly removes the wrong thing or a patient is administered 4 times the appropriate dose of chemotherapy, the error is rapidly recognized. When physicians fail to order the correct laboratory tests or incorrectly interpret the test results, even when a lethal outcome ensues, the...(Read More)
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