Causes of Errors in Medical Laboratories

Giuseppe Lippi, Emmanuel J. Favaloro

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Quality in coagulation testing is often taken for granted rather than thoughtfully pursued. Remarkable advances of analytical quality achieved by technology and implementation of reliable internal and external programs for assessing analytical quality have allowed a dramatic decrease of bias and uncertainty in this phase of the testing process. Nevertheless, several pre- and postanalytical issues still plague coagulation testing including inappropriate procedures and devices for collection, handling, and transportation of the specimen, as well as inappropriate test results reporting. The adoption of reliable quality requirements and indicators is thereby necessary to achieve the most effective quality improvements. This edition first published 2013

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationQuality in Laboratory Hemostasis and Thrombosis
EditorsSteve Kitchen, John D. Olson, F. Eric Preston
Place of PublicationChichester, West Sussex
PublisherJohn Wiley & Sons
Number of pages10
ISBN (Electronic)9781118543481
ISBN (Print)9780470671191
Publication statusPublished - 26 Feb 2013


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