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Volume 2012 (2012), Article ID 875357, 5 pages
K3EDTA Vacuum Tubes Validation for Routine Hematological Testing
1Laboratory of Clinical Biochemistry, Department of Life and Reproduction Sciences, University of Verona, 37129 Verona, Italy
2Post-Graduate Program of Pharmaceutical Sciences, Department of Medical Pathology Federal University of Parana, 80210-170 Curitiba, PR, Brazil
3MERCOSUL: Sector Committee of Clinical Analyses and In Vitro Diagnostics–CSM 20, 20270-902 Rio de Janeiro, RJ, Brazil
4Brazilian Society of Clinical Analyses on Sao Paulo State, 02965-140 Sao Paulo, SP, Brazil
5Laboratory of Clinical Chemistry and Hematology, Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine, Academic Hospital of Parma, 43126 Parma, Italy
Received 16 April 2012; Accepted 10 June 2012
Academic Editors: D. Lavelle, W. Lösche, and C. Martinez
Copyright © 2012 Gabriel Lima-Oliveira et al. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.
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