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Volume 56, Issue 6


Repeat requesting on hemolysed plasma potassium requests

Robert C. Hawkins
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  • Consultant Chemical Pathologist, Tan Tock Seng Hospital, 11 Jalan Tan Tock Seng, Singapore 308433, Singapore
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Published Online: 2018-01-05 | DOI: https://doi.org/10.1515/cclm-2017-1138


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Published Online: 2018-01-05

Published in Print: 2018-05-24

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

Research funding: None declared.

Employment or leadership: None declared.

Honorarium: None declared.

Competing interests: The funding organization(s) played no role in the study design; in the collection, analysis, and interpretation of data; in the writing of the report; or in the decision to submit the report for publication.

Citation Information: Clinical Chemistry and Laboratory Medicine (CCLM), Volume 56, Issue 6, Pages e129–e131, ISSN (Online) 1437-4331, ISSN (Print) 1434-6621, DOI: https://doi.org/10.1515/cclm-2017-1138.

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