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Percent Carryover

Specialty:

Clinical Laboratory

Objective:

ICD-10:

Description:

A specimen that is pipetted after one with a high concentration of an analyte may show a falsely high reading, a finding termed carryover. This may result from inadequate washing of the pipette, the pipette material, the sample medium, and other factors. The degree of carryover for a pipette can be calculated using samples with known low and high concentrations of an analyte.

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