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Quality and diagnostic perspectives in laboratory diagnostics

Mathias M. Müller ; Austrian Society of Quality Assurance and Standardisation, Vienna, Austria


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Abstract

Laboratory diagnostics is a medical discipline playing an important part in patient management. In laboratory medicine meaningful, accurate and precise routine measurements are essential for diagnosis, risk assessment, treatment and follow-up of patients. The contribution of the diagnostic laboratory in the overall diagnostic process is app. 40-60%, depending on the kind of disease status investigated. The diagnostic laboratory uses nowadays more than 1.000 different tests mostly provided by the in vitro diagnostic industry.

Keywords

laboratory medicine; diagnostic process; pre-analytical phase; post-analytical phase

Hrčak ID:

53157

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https://hrcak.srce.hr/53157

Publication date:

4.6.2010.

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