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Misidentification in laboratory medicine and diagnostic process: a neglected problem calling for action

Giulio Toccafondi, Riccardo Tartaglia, Fiamma Balboni, Alessia Tomei, Viviana Pasquini and Paola Pezzati

Corresponding author: Paola Pezzati, Laboratorio Generale AOU Careggi, 50139 Florence, Italy, Phone: +557949391, E-mail:

Author contributions: All the authors have accepted responsibility for the entire content of this submitted manuscript and approved submission.

Research funding: None declared.

Employment or leadership: None declared.

Honorarium: None declared.

Competing interests: The funding organization(s) played no role in the study design; in the collection, analysis, and interpretation of data; in the writing of the report; or in the decision to submit the report for publication.


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Received: 2015-10-8
Accepted: 2015-10-12
Published Online: 2015-11-12
Published in Print: 2016-7-1

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