Raccomandazioni per l'identificazione e la gestione dei valori critici nei laboratori clinici

Translated title of the contribution: Recommendations for detection and management of critical values in clinical laboratories

Giuseppe Lippi, M. Caputo, G. Banfi, M. Buttarello, F. Ceriotti, M. Daves, A. Dolci, M. Montagnana, A. Mosca, V. Miconi, B. Milanesi, M. Morandini, E. Piva, G. L. Salvagno, D. Giavarina

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Abstract

Critical values (also known as panic or alarm values) highlight a laboratory test result associated with a serious risk for the patient's health, requiring immediate communication to the physician to establish appropriate and punctual therapeutic interventions. Although critical values are universally recognized as essential standards for the good laboratory practice, their implementation and management still represent matter of debate worldwide. Since the implementation of standardized and universally accepted procedures appears as yet an essential policy to provide rational and efficient solutions to this issue, the present document is aimed to provide consensus recommendations for detection and management of critical values in clinical laboratories. The document is issued by the Italian Society of Clinical Biochemistry and Clinical Molecular Biology (SIBioC), the Italian Society of Laboratory Medicine (SIMeL), with the Italian Committee for Standardization of Laboratory and Haematological Methods (CISMEL), through the Intersocietary Study Group (GdS) on "Standardization of extra-analytical variability of laboratory results".

Translated title of the contributionRecommendations for detection and management of critical values in clinical laboratories
Original languageItalian
Pages (from-to)28-35
Number of pages8
JournalRivista Italiana della Medicina di Laboratorio
Volume4
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 2008

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Biochemistry, medical
  • Medical Laboratory Technology

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    Lippi, G., Caputo, M., Banfi, G., Buttarello, M., Ceriotti, F., Daves, M., Dolci, A., Montagnana, M., Mosca, A., Miconi, V., Milanesi, B., Morandini, M., Piva, E., Salvagno, G. L., & Giavarina, D. (2008). Raccomandazioni per l'identificazione e la gestione dei valori critici nei laboratori clinici. Rivista Italiana della Medicina di Laboratorio, 4(1), 28-35.