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Laboratory errors that give clues to diagnosis of hematological diseases
Habiballah Golafshan Dr. 1, Reza Ranjbaran Mr.1
1- Medical University of Shiraz
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  It is interesting that some errors in hematology laboratory can give sign and clue to disease diagnosis: in this review we have gathered some of these common errors.

  For example: lymphocytosis in association with smudged cell can be helpful in diagnosis of chronic lymphocytic leukemia. Smudged cell is a lab artifact that is produced by spreader pressure during smear preparation.

  Extreme false thrombocytosis in presence of microcytic and hypochromic anemia strongly suggest hemoglobin H disease.

  The platelet satellitism that is an in vitro phenomenon, is sometimes accompanied with antiphospholipid syndrome.

  Turbidity of drabkin solution in hemoglobin measurement can lead to suspecious of hemoglobinopathies.

Keywords: errors, hematology laboratory
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Type of Study: Research | Subject: Special
Received: 2014/01/18 | Accepted: 2014/01/18 | Published: 2014/01/18
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Golafshan H, Ranjbaran R. Laboratory errors that give clues to diagnosis of hematological diseases. 3. 2013; 5 (21) :5-10
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