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Falsely Low Concentrations Associated with Partial Thawing of a Frozen Specimen

Specialty:

Clinical Laboratory
Nephrology, Urology, Obstetrics & Gynecology, Pedatrics, Genetics
Cardiology
Emergency Medicine & Critical Care
Emergency Medicine & Critical Care

Objective:

ICD-10:

Description:

Laboratory testing on a specimen that is partially thawed after freezing may show falsely low concentrations for several analytes. This can result in an unnecessary evaluation of the patient and has the potential of causing harm.

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