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Title Hemolysis : an unresolved dispute in laboratory medicine / [edited by] Giuseppe Lippi [and others]
Published Berlin : De Gruyter, ©2012


Description 1 online resource (vi, 102 pages) : illustrations
Series Patient safety ; v. 4
Patient safety ; v. 4.
Contents Definition of hemolysis -- Causes of hemolysis -- Prevalence of hemolytic specimens -- Interference of hemolysis on laboratory testing -- Detection of hemolytic specimens -- Management of hemolytic specimens
Summary Defined as red blood cell break down and the release of hemoglobin and intracellular contents into the plasma, hemolysis can seriously impact patient care as well as the laboratory's reputation through its affect on test results. Therefore, the European Preanalytical Scientific Committee, in collaboration with the International Federation of Clinical Chemistry Working Group on Patient Safety, have designed a questionnaire to collect data on prevalence and management of hemolytic specimens referred to the clinical laboratories for clinical chemistry testing. This book will help identify the areas where hemolysis occurs most frequently, which can, in turn, guide further analysis about why it is occurring. Once these elements are known, practices and procedures can be implemented to dramatically reduce hemolysis and avoid erroneous laboratory results affecting patient care and increasing laboratory costs
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Subject Hematology -- Standards
Blood -- Examination.
Hemolysis and hemolysins.
Hematologic Tests -- standards
Blood Specimen Collection -- standards
Blood Specimen Collection
MEDICAL -- Hematology.
Hemolysis and hemolysins
Blood -- Examination
Hematology -- Standards
Form Electronic book
Author Lippi, Giuseppe
LC no. 2010053432
ISBN 9783110246131