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Because of lack of resources or infrequency of requests, many clinical pathology (chemical, endocrine, immunologic, toxicologic) laboratories in many small or non-academic hospitals are not equipped to carry out many analyses of clinical value. This directory gives the essential information needed to find a laboratory offering such analyses and having the test done. The details in an entry for an analysis (and the entries are arranged alphabetically by analysis) typically include synonyms for the substance, the specimen(s) needed and its amount, the contact for services and telephone number, whether advance notice is required, patient preparation, collection method, shipping information, method,
DORA '90-91: Directory of Rare Analyses. Ann Intern Med. 1991;114:255. doi: https://doi.org/10.7326/0003-4819-114-3-255_2
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1991;114(3):255.
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