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Could the UKNEQAS program “Manual Differential Blood Count” be performed by the use of an automated digital morphology analyzer (Sysmex DI-60)? A feasibility study

  • Marco Rosetti ORCID logo EMAIL logo , Evita Massari , Giovanni Poletti and Romolo M. Dorizzi

Corresponding author: Marco Rosetti, Clinical Pathology Unit, Hub Laboratory, AUSL della Romagna, Cesena, Italy, E-mail:

  1. Research funding: None declared.

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

  3. Competing interests: Marco Rosetti is scientific consultant for Italian users of UKNEQAS general haematology and blood coagulation schemes.

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Received: 2020-04-30
Accepted: 2020-06-08
Published Online: 2020-07-03
Published in Print: 2021-03-26

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