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Correction and reporting of potassium results in haemolysed samples

Dimeski, Goce; Clague, Alan E; Hickman, Peter

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Background: Potassium is usually the most important analyte affected by in vitro haemolysis and the result obtained may falsely indicate or disguise a life-threatening abnormality and so give rise to inappropriate treatment. The purpose of the study was to provide a solution to the problem of reporting potassium on haemolysed samples, taking into account both clinical needs and analytical concerns (inter-individual and inter-sample variability). Methods: Using a new procedure that mimics the...[Show more]

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Date published: 2005
Type: Journal article
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/1885/83569
Source: Annals Of Clinical Biochemistry
DOI: 10.1258/0004563053492739

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