Troubleshooting Hematology Abnormal Samples and Spurious Results

12:00 PM to 1:00PM (Americas) Central Time (US & Canada)

Heather Lai, MLS(ASCP)SHCM, Clinical Instructor of Hematology/Coagulation/Urinalysis, UnityPoint Health St. Luke's Hospital, Cedar Rapids, IA

Abnormal patient parameters and spurious results can cause frustration in Hematology testing. This presentation will use patient case studies to discuss troubleshooting tips for differentiating spurious results from true abnormal results, including alternate methods that may be used to obtain accurate results with problem samples.


  • Recognize and interpret abnormal patient results in Hematology.
  • Differentiate spurious results and true abnormal results in Hematology testing.
  • Discuss troubleshooting and alternate testing methods to obtain accurate Hematology results in problem samples.
This session provides 1 contact hour through P.A.C.E.® and the state of Florida.

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