Victor Lage de Araujo*
Laboratory Medicine, Brazil, International Fellow, College of American Pathologist, Msc, Evidence-Based Healthcare (UCL)
*Corresponding Author: Victor Lage de Araujo, Laboratory Medicine, Brazil, International Fellow, College of American Pathologist, Msc, Evidence-Based Healthcare (UCL).
Received: December 23, 2019; Published: January 10, 2019
All patients go to the doctors to assess their health status, and there is seldom a medical appointment in which the doctors do not order a laboratory exam – from the very common urinalysis, stool examination, and Complete Blood Count to some very specific and sometimes intricate exams. Yet most doctors and patients are unaware of some needful procedures that must occur before a result is reported [1, 5, 6]. Not all people are aware of the requisitions of reproducibility, precision and accuracy any lab exam must have if it is going to be useful for their needs: most people still treat laboratory exams as some kind of magic where the report will intrinsically lead to the best judgment by the clinician.
If that is to change, both patients and Doctors must know what the best practical procedures are, and how each of the involved people can collaborate. While demonstrating why some errors and inadequacies as to Laboratory exams and their use can sometimes happen, this article focus on the fact that any laboratory must be treated as a highly precise industry  – with correspondingly complex and complete procedures – if they intend their reports to be suitable for daily clinical use and comparable from past, present and future results – of any given Laboratory.
Keywords: Analytical; Clinical
Citation: Victor Lage de Araujo. “Analytical Variables in the Clinical Laboratory". Acta Scientific Microbiology 3.2 (2020): 34-42.
Copyright: © 2020 Victor Lage de Araujo. This is an open-access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited.