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  • RE: Delta Checks

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    Regarding delta check as error detection  in chemistry recently the Q probe studies explains the practice in 49 Laboratories with duration of delta check to percentage of change, medianchange for analytes  Chemistry Sodium ,Calcium ,Potassium ,Creatinine ...

  • We are planning to start MPO and PR3 by INOVA Diagnostics. Anything which needs to be kept in mind before starting? With warm regards, Dr. Rachita Nanda MD,MNAMS Additional Professor ...

  • Posted in: Open Forum

    ​The TSH cutpoint of =>10 mIU/L is significant in the discussion of subclinical hypothyroidism (SCH) [1]. 20% of persons with SCH have a TSH of 10 or more [2]. Another estimate is that 25% of patients with SCH have a TSH of 10 or greater [3]. Several ...

  • Posted in: Open Forum

    ​1.  How do lab's manage receipt of specimens in opposing vacutainer manufacturers provided that the correct tube/additive combination was used? Example: A "GREINER" (tm) specimen sent to a lab that typically uses BD (tm) specimens. in the appropriate ...

  • Posted in: Open Forum

    Dan, I just love your inquisitive mind. I'd start with reading the package insert for your opiate and 6-MAM EIA assays to see whether naloxone and ​bup were included in the interfering substances list. If they were then look at which concentration there ...

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  • RE: Toxicology books

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    Congrats on the influx of funds for books! Here are some of the books I liked: Casarett & Doull's Toxicology: The Basic Science of Poisons Clarke's Analysis of Drugs and Poisons​ Pain Management Testing Reference by Robert M. White and Matthew L. ...

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  • Posted in: Open Forum

    Has anyone been experiencing high imprecision in their CA19-9 assay on the Architect? For the past couple of months we've had abnormally high imprecision for CA19-9, particularly so on one of two of our analyzers that run the assay. The Abbott technician ...

  • Thank you Sharon - that's very nice to hear!