Misidentification and other preanalytical errors

Pierangelo Bonini, Ferruccio Ceriotti, Gaia Mirandola, Chiara Signori

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The largest number of laboratory errors occur in the preanalytical phase and are mainly due to educational and organizational reasons. The experience of our institution, as well as the results of an Italian interlaboratory effort to detect and reduce errors/risk of errors in laboratory medicine will be illustrated.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)339-342
Number of pages4
JournalJournal of Medical Biochemistry
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - Jul 1 2008


  • Errors in laboratory medicine
  • Misidentification
  • Preanalytical phase

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Clinical Biochemistry
  • Biochemistry, medical


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