The rate of manual peripheral blood smear reviews in outpatients.

  title={The rate of manual peripheral blood smear reviews in outpatients.},
  author={Paul Froom and Rosa Havis and Mira Barak},
  journal={Clinical chemistry and laboratory medicine},
  volume={47 11},
BACKGROUND The International Consensus Group for Hematology Review recommends manual blood smears for new findings from automated complete blood cell (CBC) tests. However, in outpatients, the rate of peripheral manual blood smear reviews is uncertain, as is the effect of historical results on this rate. METHODS In a prospective cohort study of 687,955 members of a health maintenance organization, we extracted 39,759 consecutive automated CBC test results and determined the rate of manual… CONTINUE READING
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