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Pathology consultation on reporting of critical values.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  21411773     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Among the most important functions of a pathology or laboratory medicine service is the clear, accurate, and rapid communication of critical test results (critical values) to patient care providers. Pathologists and laboratory professionals are often confronted with many obstacles in the reporting of such critical values, including establishing clinically relevant criteria for critical values, resolving difficulties in locating an ordering provider when a critical value is obtained, and ensuring that the provider understands the severity and implications of a critical result when he or she has questions. This article presents a hypothetical (yet fairly common) clinical case scenario regarding critical values and then provides an up-to-date discussion and review of the literature on the reporting of critical results.
Jonathan R Genzen; Christopher A Tormey;
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Review    
Journal Detail:
Title:  American journal of clinical pathology     Volume:  135     ISSN:  1943-7722     ISO Abbreviation:  Am. J. Clin. Pathol.     Publication Date:  2011 Apr 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2011-03-17     Completed Date:  2011-05-12     Revised Date:  2014-01-24    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0370470     Medline TA:  Am J Clin Pathol     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  505-13     Citation Subset:  AIM; IM    
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MeSH Terms
Clinical Chemistry Tests
Clinical Laboratory Information Systems / legislation & jurisprudence,  standards
Hematologic Tests
Interdisciplinary Communication*
Pathology, Clinical / legislation & jurisprudence,  methods,  standards*
Pathology, Surgical / legislation & jurisprudence,  methods,  standards*
Reference Standards
Referral and Consultation / legislation & jurisprudence,  standards*
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