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Volume 57, Issue 6


Suppressing all test results in grossly hemolyzed samples: is this approach appropriate in every case?

Dominika Szoke
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Published Online: 2018-10-23 | DOI: https://doi.org/10.1515/cclm-2018-1071


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About the article

Received: 2018-10-01

Accepted: 2018-10-02

Published Online: 2018-10-23

Published in Print: 2019-05-27

Author contributions: All the authors have 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 57, Issue 6, Pages e118–e120, ISSN (Online) 1437-4331, ISSN (Print) 1434-6621, DOI: https://doi.org/10.1515/cclm-2018-1071.

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