Tracey G . Polsky

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Predicting the future is a difficult task. Not surprisingly, there are many examples and assumptions that have proved to be wrong. This review surveys the many predictions, beginning in 1887, about the future of laboratory medicine and its sub-specialties such as clinical chemistry and molecular pathology. It provides a commentary on the accuracy of the(More)
CONTEXT Complete blood count (CBC) testing commonly occurs to determine the need for blood transfusions after surgical procedures. Many clinicians believe postoperative CBCs are "routine." OBJECTIVE To decrease unnecessary routine CBC testing in a low-risk cohort of postoperative patients in the pediatric intensive care unit (PICU) at The Children's(More)
TO THE EDITOR: Total triiodothyronine (T3) (TT3) measurements can provide clinical utility elucidating T3-dominant Graves' disease and other thyrotoxicosis conditions. Thyroid hormone assays, including TT3, are susceptible to protein-based interferences, usually caused by endogenous antibodies. Interferences should be considered when the thyroid hormone(More)
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