Cells speak the language of morphology, and a skilled laboratorian
translates this dialect into clinically actionable information.
The protocol required the laboratorian
to communicate directly with the clinician, using a script with questions based on criteria established by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, to determine the medical necessity for testing (9,10).
It also summarizes and reviews all relevant aspects for the clinical laboratorian
The discussions provide the laboratorian
with an appreciation of the technical complexities that must be overcome in the manufacture and distribution of devices that perform to specification.
Ten years ago automated CBC analyzers would flag qualitatively abnormal samples for microscopic review by a laboratorian
The best solutions include bi-directional connectivity that automatically directs instruments to stop reporting results for QC failures even before a laboratorian
has seen a result.
Readers here in the US may have a problem as all values are in SI units, so we have to use a conversion table and calculate the panic values, which might make the American laboratorian
The recently published National Academy of Clinical Biochemistry guideline document provides more information to the laboratorian
on the appropriate use of thyroid function tests than this text does.
This year's conference was divided into the following five sessions: Factors Influencing the Future of Laboratory Medicine, Societal Role of the Clinical Laboratory, Information Access and Quality Medicine, Outcomes and Assessment, and Tools for the Clinical Laboratorian
I had to laugh at your profile of the average laboratorian
starts with analytical performance and total error specifications for an individual analyte [usually from CLIA's proficiency testing limits or physiologically based intra- and interindividual variation (the so-called European Biologic Goals)].
The recommended protocol for performing the manual differential procedure is well defined in the literature, (3) but the specific identification of individual white cells is made by the subjective interpretation of various cellular features by a laboratorian