Analytical concerns within hemostasis and thrombosis testing are continuously decreasing. This is essentially attributable to modern instrumentation, improvements in test performance and reliability, as well as the application of appropriate internal quality control and external quality assurance measures. Pre-analytical issues are also being dealt with in some newer instrumentation, which are able to detect hemolysis, icteria and lipemia, and, in some cases, other issues related to sample collection such as tube under-filling. Post-analytical issues are generally related to appropriate reporting and interpretation of test results, and these are the focus of the current overview, which provides a brief description of these events, as well as guidance for their prevention or minimization. In particular, we propose several strategies for improved post-analytical reporting of hemostasis assays and advise that this may provide the final opportunity to prevent serious clinical errors in diagnosis.
|Titolo:||Post-analytical Issues in Hemostasis and Thrombosis Testing|
|Data di pubblicazione:||2017|
|Appare nelle tipologie:||02.01 Contributo in volume (Capitolo o Saggio)|