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eJIFCC Volume 31 no 1 - 2020
|In this issue: Improving the preanalytical phase in laboratory medicine|
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|1||Improving the preanalytical phase in laboratory medicine|
|2||Detection of haemolysis, a frequent preanalytical problem in the serum of newborns and adults|
Judit Tóth, Anna V. Oláh, Tamás Petercsák, Tamás Kovács, János Kappelmayer
|3||Rejection of hemolyzed samples can jeopardize patient safety|
Lorenzo Barbato, Marise Danielle Campelo, Sara Pigozzo Nicola Realdon, Anna Gandini, Roberto Barbazza, Mayara Ladeira Coêlho, Chiara Bovo,Paola Marini, Gabriel Lima-Oliveira
|4||Challenges in pre-analytical phase of laboratory medicine:rate of blood sample nonconformity in a tertiary care hospital|
Nusrat Alavi, Sana Haseeb Khan, Asma Saadia, Tahir Naeem
|5||Can chewing gum be another source of preanalytical variability in fasting outpatients?|
Ricardas Stonys, Valdas Banys, Dalius Vitkus, Gabriel Lima-Oliveira
|6||Sample management: stability of plasma and serum on different storage conditions|
Carlos Fernando Yauli Flores, Ángela de las Mercedes Hurtado Pineda, Victoria Maritza Cevallos Bonilla, Klever Sáenz-Flor
|7||Impact of chemical preservative in urine samples|
Samuel Salazar-García, Eunice Lares-Villaseñor, Abraham Bárcenas-Morales, Juan Manuel Vargas-Morales
|8||Pseudothrombocytopenia by ethylenediaminetetraacetic acid can jeopardize patient safety — a case report|
Cristina Collazo Abal, Leticia Rodríguez Calviño, Laura Rollán Manso, M.C. Ferreirós Domínguez, M.J. Lorenzo Lorenzo, Cristina Regojo Balboa, Arturo Fernández Nogueira
|9||Causes of preanalytical interferences on laboratory immunoassays — a critical review|
Beatrice Caruso, Chiara Bovo, Gian Cesare Guidi
|10||Methods for hemolysis interference study in laboratory medicine — a critical review|
Faculty of Medicine
University of Debrecen
Debrecen - Hungary
|Harjit Pal Bhattoa|
Department of Laboratory Medicine University of Debrecen
Khosrow Adeli, The Hospital for Sick Children, University of Toronto, Canada
Edgard Delvin, CHU Sainte-Justine Research Center, Montréal, Québec, Canada
Nilda E. Fink, Universidad Nacional de La Plata, Argentina
Ronda Greaves, Biochemical Genetics, Victorian Clinical Genetics Services, Victoria, Australia
Mike Hallworth, Shrewsbury, United Kingdom
Andrea R. Horvath, Prince of Wales Hospital and School of Medical Sciences, University of New South Wales, Sydney, Australia
Ellis Jacobs, EJ Clinical Consulting, LLC, USA
Allan S. Jaffe, Mayo Clinic, Rochester, USA
Bruce Jordan, Roche Diagnostics, Rotkreuz, Switzerland
Evelyn Koay, National University, Singapore
Tamas Kőszegi, University of Pécs, Pécs, Hungary
Gábor L. Kovács, University of Pécs, Pécs, Hungary
Janja Marc, University of Ljubljana, Ljubljana, Slovenia
Gary L. Myers, Joint Committee for Traceability in Laboratory Medicine, USA
Tomris Ozben, Akdeniz University, Antalya, Turkey
Maria D. Pasic, Laboratory Medicine and Pathobiology, University of Toronto, Canada
Maria del C. Pasquel Carrera, College of Chemists, Biochemists and Pharmacists, Pichincha, Ecuador
Oliver Racz, University of Kosice, Slovakia
Rosa Sierra Amor, Laboratorio Laquims, Veracruz, Mexico
Sanja Stankovic, Institute of Medical Biochemistry, Clinical Center of Serbia, Belgrade, Serbia
Danyal Syed, Ryancenter, New York, USA
Grazyna Sypniewska, Collegium Medicum, NC University, Bydgoszcz, Poland
Peter Vervaart, LabMed Consulting, Australia
Stacy E. Walz, Arkansas State University, USA
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