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Letter to the Editor relating to Clin Chem Lab Med 2018;56(7):1090–1099

Maria Infantino, Valentina Grossi, Maurizio Benucci and Mariangela Manfredi

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

  2. Research funding: None declared.

  3. Employment or leadership: None declared.

  4. Honorarium: None declared.

  5. 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: 2018-06-08
Accepted: 2018-07-18
Published Online: 2018-08-23
Published in Print: 2019-03-26

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