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Improving measurement uncertainty of plasma electrolytes: a complex but not impossible task

  • Sara Pasqualetti EMAIL logo , Mariia Chibireva , Francesca Borrillo , Federica Braga ORCID logo and Mauro Panteghini

Corresponding author: Sara Pasqualetti, Clinical Pathology Unit, ASST Fatebenefratelli-Sacco, Via GB Grassi 74, 20157 Milan, Italy; and Research Centre for Metrological Traceability in Laboratory Medicine (CIRME), University of Milan, Milan, Italy, Phone: +39 02 39042683, Fax: +39 02 39042364, E-mail:


We thank Clara Cigni (Abbott Diagnostics) for the constructive discussion about the plasma electrolyte performance in our laboratory network. We also thank Anna Ottolenghi, Dominika Szoke, Assunta Carnevale, Claudia Spalluzzi, and all the technicians of ‘L. Sacco’ Corelab and ‘M. Melloni’ laboratory for their enthusiastic contribution to the continuous improvement of analytical performance.

  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.


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Received: 2020-09-16
Accepted: 2020-10-04
Published Online: 2020-10-13
Published in Print: 2021-03-26

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