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Analizzatori ematologici a flusso: basi tecnologiche, modalità di valutazione, qualità analitica e nuove informazioni
Automated hematology analyzers: technological aspects, evaluation methods, analytical quality and new information
<p>The cell blood countings (CBC) and the leucocyte differential counts (LDC) are among the most&nbsp;frequently requested laboratory tests. These analyses are highly automated, and the correct interpretation of results&nbsp;requires extensive knowledge of the analytic performance of the instruments and the clinical significance of results they&nbsp;provide. In this review I analyze the state of the art of traditional and some new parameters with emphasis on clinical&nbsp;applications and analytic quality. The problems of some traditional parameters of CBC and LDC, such as platelet&nbsp;counts, neutrophils, monocytes and basophils are considered. The reticulocyte count, and others new parameters such&nbsp;as immature granulocytes (IG), nucleated red blood cells, immature reticulocyte fraction (IRF) and reticulocyte indices&nbsp;are also considered by analytic and clinical point of view.</p>
Biochimica Clinica ; 40(3) 180-194
Rassegne - Reviews
 
Proposta di una “checklist” per il prelievo di sangue venoso
Proposal of a checklist for venous blood collection
<p>The collection of venous blood is central in clinical laboratory&nbsp;activity. Although there is widespread perception that this practice is simple and free of complications and side effects,&nbsp;it is undeniable that the vast majority of laboratory errors arises from ignorance, incompetence or negligence during&nbsp;venipuncture. It has hence become advisable to prepare a document in simplified form of checklist, consisting of a&nbsp;concise but comprehensive list of activities to be completed or verified in order to prevent errors during venous blood&nbsp;collection. In the intention of authors, this synthetic checklist is a modular tool, adaptable to different local contexts,&nbsp;it can be easily and gradually implemented, it is supported by scientific evidence and consensus of experts and&nbsp;created with the support of different healthcare professionals and it is adherent to the best practices and requires&nbsp;minimal resources for implementation. It is reasonable to assume that this checklist may be able to withstand system&nbsp;and individual changes, strengthening the standards for safety of both operators and patients, limiting potential failure&nbsp;patterns. We hope that the checklist may be implemented in all healthcare facilities where routine venous blood&nbsp;collection is performed, after adaptation to suit characteristics of local organization.</p>
Biochimica Clinica ; 37(4) 312-317
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