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March 2012 - Posts

David Plaut: Off the Cuff

When Physicians Go On the Defense
March 26, 2012 1:06 PM by David Plaut
There was a time in my life that I was a fan of running "SMA-12" (multiple tests) on every patient. It was less expensive for the laboratory as well as the patient and there were nifty algorithms for matching the results from the many-test profile to Read More...
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Hemolyzed Samples
March 5, 2012 4:02 PM by David Plaut
Hemolysis of samples still affects some laboratories. Although a hemolyzed sample can be detected if the level of hemoglobin exceeds about 50 mg/dL in serum or plasma, visual inspection will not detect all hemolyzed samples, and of course cannot detect Read More...
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