By Mary Louise Turgeon

Now in its 5th version, medical Hematology covers the speculation and tactics interested by the scientific analysis and therapy of varied problems of the blood and bone marrow. provided in a hugely readable and interesting structure, this article is superb for the two-year MLT pupil. methods are prepared to stick to the layout prompt by way of the scientific and Laboratory criteria Institute (CLSI). This totally up-to-date 5th variation contains the most recent CLSI criteria and directions. a brand new full-color artwork application will have interaction the reader. Online ancillaries comprise a quiz financial institution and lab guide of extra techniques for college kids and try banks, one containing greater than 800 targeted questions, the opposite containing all of the overview questions from the e-book. PowerPoint slides and a picture financial institution for teachers also are incorporated.

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Too many times this fact is lost in dealing with any patient, but it seems more prevalent in dealing with aging patients. 1 Separated whole blood specimen. (Reprinted with permission from McCall RE, Tankersley CM. ) 10/13/2010 6:29:52 PM CHAPTER 2 ■ Principles of Blood Collection anticoagulant needed for a procedure should be stated in the laboratory procedure manual. Dipotassium EDTA The salts of the chelating (calcium-binding) agent K2 EDTA are recommended by the International Council for Standardization in Hematology (ICSH) and CLSI as the anticoagulant of choice for blood cell counting and sizing because they produce less shrinkage of RBCs and less of an increase in cell volume on standing.

This is accomplished for each data set by expressing the SD as a percentage of the mean. The formula for this calculation is as follows: SD × 100 X where SD = standard deviation X = mean The z score measures how many standard deviations a particular number is from the right or left of the mean (Fig. 7A). A positive z score measures the number of standard deviations an observation is above the mean, and a negative z score gives the number of standard deviations an observation is below the mean. The z score is a unitless measure.

Indd 16 the analytical (examination) procedure and any corrective action taken in response to these problems. Documentation of QC includes preventive maintenance records, temperature charts, and QC charts for specific assays. All products and reagents used in the analytical (examination) procedures must be carefully checked before actual use in testing patient samples. Use of QC specimens, proficiency testing, and standards depends on the specific requirements of the accrediting agency. Terms Used in Clinical Quality Control In the clinical hematology laboratory, several terms are used to describe different aspects of Quality Assessment: 1.

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