Data interpretation in laboratory medicine

Christopher A. Tormey, Eric Gehrie, Huy P. Pham, R. Pat Bucy, Robin G. Lorenz, X. Long Zheng, Jeanne E. Hendrickson

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The interpretation and application of clinical and laboratory data is an essential component of the job of a laboratory medicine practitioner or Transfusion Medicine director. Such data may be generated from assays within one's own laboratory or may arise in the form of published studies. Ultimately, such data will often be incorporated into routine practice and therefore, a clear understanding of data interpretation is critical. This chapter will provide a review of common scenarios faced by laboratorians and physicians where data interpretation is at the forefront of the clinical challenge.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationTransfusion Medicine, Apheresis, and Hemostasis
Subtitle of host publicationReview Questions and Case Studies
Number of pages22
ISBN (Electronic)9780128039991
ISBN (Print)9780128040300
StatePublished - Sep 20 2017


  • Data analysis
  • Data interpretation
  • Laboratory data
  • Statistical analysis
  • Transfusion data

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Medicine (miscellaneous)


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