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Accurate Results in the Clinical Laboratory: A Guide to Error Detection and Correction

Accurate Results in the Clinical Laboratory a Guide to Error Detection and Correction
  • Copyright:2013
  • ISBN:9780124157835
  • Pages:382

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This practical, easy-to-use guide addresses interference issues in all laboratory tests, including patient epigenetics, specimen collection process, enzymes, and biomarkers. Clinicians and laboratory scientists can therefore rely on one reference that addresses the need for both accurate specimen analysis and optimal patient care.

Erroneous hospital and pathology laboratory results can be confusing and problematic, especially in acute care situations. Although some factors creating interference can be identified in the laboratory, detecting many others often depends on clinical details unavailable to the laboratory scientists or pathologists. Clinicians, therefore, must become proficient in identifying such erroneous reports, working with pathologists and laboratory scientists so that they understand the source of such interferences, correct the results, and then decide what course of action to follow for proper patient management.