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Platelet Antibody

Many antigen systems are present on platelet membranes, including ABO, HLA, and PLA1. Antibodies to platelets may be directed to any of these antigens and may be either alloantibodies or autoimmune antibodies. Alloantibodies are antibodies that a…

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Seoul Virus

Seoul virus is an Old World hantavirus in the Bunyaviridae family. Its natural reservoir is the Norway rat (Rattus norvegicus). Rats infected with Seoul virus are asymptomatic, but can transmit the virus to humans through infectious saliva, urine,…

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Monitoring…

Clinical laboratories typically assess their performance based on measures of laboratory efficiency and internal quality rather than patient outcomes. For example CAP recommends 11 quality indicators: Patient/Specimen Identification - percent of…