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Aquaintance of sample collection -Must for patient care

Menka Kapil, Rateesh Sareen, G.N. Gupta


The clinical laboratory plays an increasingly important role in the patient-centered approach to deliver healthcare services. Physicians rely on accurate laboratory test results for proper disease diagnosis and for guiding therapy; it is estimated that more than 70% of clinical decisions are based on information derived from laboratory test results.  The total test process show that the pre-analytical phase accounts for 46% to 68.2% of errors. The awareness and knowledge to recognize preanalytical errors is the goal of achieving total laboratory quality is must for patient care.

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