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Despite knowing that errors in testing can lead to patient harm, too many clinical laboratories are performing only the minimum amount of quality control required, leading experts to call for more robust statistical quality control approaches that focus on patient risk.
Clinical Laboratories primarily use NMR technology to quantify and characterize lipoproteins and lipids, along with some qualitative applications in microbiology. Considering its notable improvement over decades, why is the use of NMR still limited?

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Laboratorians use the HIL index to detect potential analytical interference from hemolysis, icterus, and lipemia in serum and plasma samples. But what does it mean when a lipemia alert flags a specimen with no visible evidence of lipemia or turbidity?

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