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Title Accurate results in the clinical laboratory : a guide to error detection and correction / edited by Amitava Dasgupta, Jorge L. Sepulveda
Published London : Elsevier, 2013
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Description 1 online resource (xiii, 368 pages) : illustrations
Contents 1. Variation, errors, and quality in the clinical laboratory / Jorge Sepulveda -- 2. Effect of age, gender, diet, exercise, and ethnicity on laboratory test results / Octavia M. Peck Palmer -- 3. Effect of patient preparation, specimen collection, anticoagulants, and preservatives on laboratory test results / Leland Baskin, Valerian Dias, Alex Chin, Amid Abdullah and Christopher Naugler -- 4. Sample processing and specimen misidentification issues / Alison Woodworth and Amy L. Pyle -- 5. Hemolysis, lipemia, and high bilirubin : effect on laboratory tests / Steven C. Kazmierczak -- 6. Immunoassay design and mechanisms of interferences / Pradip Datta -- 7. Effect of herbal remedies on clinical laboratory tests / Amitava Dasgupta -- 8. Challenges in routine clinical chemistry testing : analysis of small molecules / Jorge Sepulveda -- 9. Challenges in routine clinical chemistry analysis : proteins and enzymes / Jorge Sepulveda -- 10. Sources of inaccuracy in biochemical genetics testing / Michael J. Bennett -- 11. Challenges in endocrinology testing / Lindsay A.L. Bazydlo, Neil S. Harris and William E. Winter -- 12. Pitfalls in tumor markers testing / Alyaa Al-Ibraheemi, Amitava Dasgupta and Amer Wahed -- 13. Issues of interferences in therapeutic drug monitoring / Gwendolyn A. McMillin and Kamisha L. Johnson-Davis -- 14. Limitations of drugs of abuse testing / Amitava Dasgupta -- 15. Challenges in confirmation testing for drugs of abuse / Larry A. Broussard -- 16. Alcohol determination using automated analyzers : limitations and pitfalls / Sheila Dawling -- 17. Pre-analytical issues and interferences in transfusion medicine tests / Elena Nedelcu -- 18. Issues with immunology and serology testing / Amer Wahed and Semyon Risin -- 19. Sources of errors in hematology and coagulation testing / Andy Nguyen and Amer Wahed -- 20. Challenges in clinical microbiology testing / Laura Chandler -- 21. Sources of errors in molecular testing / Laura Chandler -- 22. Problems in pharmacogenomics testing / Dina N. Greene, Cecily Vaughn and Elaine Lyon
Summary Addresses interference issues in all laboratory tests, including patient epigenetics, process of specimen collection, enzymes, and biomarkers. Intended to help clinicians become proficient in identifying erroneous reports, understand the source of interferences, correct the results, and then decide what course of action to follow for proper patient management
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Subject Diagnosis, Laboratory -- Handbooks, manuals, etc.
Diagnosis, Laboratory -- Quality control.
Medical laboratories -- Handbooks, manuals, etc.
Medical laboratories -- Quality control.
Clinical Laboratory Techniques -- standards.
Medical Errors -- prevention & control.
Diagnostic Tests, Routine -- standards.
Medical Laboratory Science -- standards.
Genre/Form Handbooks and manuals.
Handbooks and manuals.
Form Electronic book
Author Dasgupta, Amitava, 1958-
Sepulveda, Jorge L.
ISBN 0124157831
0124158587 (electronic bk.)
9780124158580 (electronic bk.)