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Performance of perpendicular drop versus tangent skimming gating of M-protein in proficiency testing challenges

Maria Alice V. Willrich, Thomas A. Long, Christine Bashleben, Susan L. Fink, Joseph W. Rudolf, Daniel Peterson, Mark H. Wener, Richard J. Baltaro, Jonathan R. Genzen, Mohammad Qasim Ansari, Daniel D. Rhoads and Michael A. Linden

Corresponding authors: Michael A. Linden, MD, PhD, Associate Professor, Director of Hematopathology, Department of Laboratory Medicine and Pathology, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, MN, USA, E-mail: ; and Maria Alice V. Willrich, PhD, DABCC, FAACC, Associate Professor of Laboratory Medicine and Pathology, Department of Laboratory Medicine and Pathology, Mayo Clinic, Rochester, MN, USA, 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: Authors state no conflict of interest.

  4. Ethical approval: The local Institutional Review Board deemed the study exempt from review.

  5. Disclosures: Authorship includes members of the Diagnostic Immunology and Flow Cytometry Committee of the CAP. Chair: MAL, Vice-Chair: DDR. Current members: MAVW, SLF, MHW, RJB. Past members: JRG, MQA. Employees of CAP: TAL, CB.

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Received: 2020-05-11
Accepted: 2020-06-15
Published Online: 2020-07-06
Published in Print: 2021-01-26

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