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Troubleshooting an Unexpected Laboratory Value By Specimen Redraw and Analysis on a Different Instrument

Specialty:

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

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Description:

When troubleshooting an abnormal laboratory result it is important to distinguish a laboratory error from other possible explanations. This can often be resolved by retesting the original specimen and testing a new specimen.

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