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Collaboration Proves Key to a Quick Diagnosis


The unusual gelled consistency of a patient’s blood sample raises red flags in the lab. When the issue is brought to the attention of the patient’s doctor, it leads to a diagnosis and treatment for a condition that could have been fatal if caught later.


Mark Cervinski, PhD, DABCC
Medical Director of the Clinical Chemistry Laboratory at Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center
Assistant Professor of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine and Director of Clinical Chemistry at The Geisel School of Medicine at Dartmouth
Lebanon, NH

Dr. Cervinski is currently focused on how labs can incorporate patient data into their quality control strategies. He is passionate about test utilization, which involves selecting the appropriate laboratory tests for patients to ensure they get the right diagnoses and treatments.


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