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  • Jolien J. Luimstra , Rüya G. Koçer and Ayşe Y. Demir EMAIL logo

Corresponding author: Ayşe Y. Demir, MD, PhD, Laboratory for Clinical Chemistry and Hematology, Meander Medical Centre, Postbus 1502, 3800 BM Amersfoort, The Netherlands, Phone: +31-33-8504344, E-mail:

Funding source: Foundation Quality Funds for Medical Specialists (SKMS)

Award Identifier / Grant number: 55092985


We would like to thank the members of the Clinical Chemistry Society of the Netherlands (NVKC) workgroup Guideline ‘Unambiguous Laboratory Diagnostics in Hematuria’ for valuable discussions. We are also grateful to the laboratory staff of Meander Medical Centre, Mrs. Thea van der Valk-Rosendal in particular, for their practical support in obtaining and preparing samples.

  1. Research funding: This work was supported by the Foundation Quality Funds for Medical Specialists (SKMS, Project Number 55092985).

  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. Informed consent: Informed consent was obtained from all individuals included in this study.

  5. Ethical approval: Research involving human subjects complied with all relevant national regulations, institutional policies and is in accordance with the tenets of the Helsinki Declaration (as revised in 2013), and has been approved by the authors’ Institutional Review Board.


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Received: 2020-08-06
Accepted: 2020-11-05
Published Online: 2020-11-19
Published in Print: 2021-04-27

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