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The role of laboratory hematology between technology and professionalism: the paradigm of basophil counting

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Starting from the discussion topics triggered by Hoffmann about the past and current basophil counting, a broader view of the role and future of laboratory hematology, passing through some general considerations concerning the idea of laboratory medicine in the healthcare pathway between technology and professionalism, is here provided.

Corresponding author: Francesca Tosato, Department of Integrated Diagnostics, University-Hospital, Padova, Italy, E-mail:

  1. Research funding: None declared.

  2. Author contributions: The author has accepted responsibility for the entire content of this manuscript and approved its submission.

  3. Competing interests: The author states no conflict of interest.


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Received: 2021-02-16
Accepted: 2021-02-16
Published Online: 2021-02-25
Published in Print: 2021-04-27

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