Accuracy goals for laboratory tests -- Nature of interferences -- The nature of icteric interference -- The nature of lipemic and turbidity interferences -- Measurement of interference -- Origin of icteric samples -- Impact of icterus -- Origin of lipemia and turbidity -- Impact of lipemia/turbidity -- Endogenous interferences in clinical laboratory tests : icteric, lipemic, and turbid samples -- Reporting of results -- Analyte-dependent interference.
Clinical laboratories must provide accurate test results to protect patient safety. Clinical laboratory samples frequently contain high amounts of bilirubin or lipemia. This book provides the empirical and theoretical foundation for bilirubinemia or lipemia and the impact they have on the quality of results and patient safety. It discusses the origins of interferences and their proper evaluation.