General Lab Medicine

BIOLOGICAL AND PREANALYTICAL VARIABILITY (ADVANCED)

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Author information
Ana-Maria Simundic, PhD, EuSpLM
Dr Simundic disclosed honorarium/expenses from Radiometer, Abbott and Becton Dickinson

Christina Ellervik, PhD, MD
Dr Ellervik disclosed salary from Area9

Learning objectives:

  • Describe biological variation
  • Explain sample collection
  • Understand basic definitions of preanalytical phase
  • Explain influencing factors
  • Explain interference factors
  • Describe hematology
  • Describe hemostasis testing
  • Understand preanalytical aspects of arterial blood gas (ABG) testing
  • Explain urine testing
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