For the sake of the patient - it is of critical importance that physicians and other healthcare personnel are able to confidently rely on laboratory test results in order to make meaningful and safe decisions about the diagnosis and treatment of patients entrusted to their care.
Infection and inflammation, innate and adaptive immune response, cells that are involved in the different pathways and what the XN-Series analysers have to do with all this are the topics covered within this article.
Malaria has plagued humankind since ancient times and is still a significant threat to around half of the world’s population. Although malaria infections are primarily a problem in tropical regions, they occur ever more frequently also in non-endemic areas due to tourism and globalisation.
Pathology laboratories can improve the quality of the analytical results, turnaround time and patient management. The awareness of the pre-analytical variables and their effects on haematology testing is the first step in ensuring that results can become consistently accurate.
Every step in the process of phlebotomy affects the quality of the specimen and is thus important for preventing laboratory error and patient injury. This document provides guidance on blood sampling and reiterates the accepted principles for drawing and collecting blood.