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Best practice in primary care pathology: Review 7

Lookup NU author(s): Dr Sharon Smart, Dr Peter Carey



This seventh best-practice review examines four series of common primary care questions in laboratory medicine: (1) blood count abnormalities 2; (2) cardiac troponins; (3) high-density lipoprotein cholesterol; and (4) viral diseases 2. The review is presented in a question-answer format, with authorship attributed for each question series. The recommendations are a preĢcis of guidance found using a standardised literature search of national and international guidance notes, consensus statements, health policy documents and evidence-based medicine reviews, supplemented by Medline Embase searches to identify relevant primary research documents. The recommendations are not standards, but form a guide to be set in the clinical context. Most are consensus based rather than evidence based. They will be updated periodically to take account of new information.

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Author(s): Smellie WSA, Forth J, Smart SRS, Galloway MJ, Irving W, Bareford D, Collinson PO, Kerr KG, Summerfield G, Carey PJ, Minhas R

Publication type: Review

Publication status: Published

Journal: Journal of Clinical Pathology

Year: 2007

Volume: 60

Issue: 5

Pages: 458-465

Print publication date: 01/05/2007

ISSN (print): 0021-9746

ISSN (electronic): 1472-4146


DOI: 10.1136/jcp.2006.042994

PubMed id: 17046843