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

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Author: Amitava Dasgupta, Ph.D, DABCC, Jorge Sepulveda, M.D, Ph.D
Affiliation: University of Texas Health Sciences Center, Houston
Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences
Publication Date: 2013
ISBN 10: 0124157831
ISBN 13: 9780124157835
eISBN: 9780124158580
Edition: 1st
This practical, easy-to-use guide addresses interference issues in all laboratory tests, including patient epigenetics, process of specimen collection, enzymes, biomarkers. Clinicians and laboratory scientists can therefore rely on one reference which speaks to both their needs of accurate specimen analysis and optimal patient care. Erroneous hospital and pathology laboratory results can be confusing and problematic, especially in acute care situations. While some factors creating interference, can be identified in the laboratory, detecting many others is often dependent on clinical details unavailable to the laboratory scientists or pathologists. Therefore, clinicians must become proficient in identifying such erroneous reports, and working with pathologists and laboratory scientists so that they can understand the source of such interferences, correct the results, and then decide what course of action must be followed for proper patient management.
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