Band counts rouse passions.
In addition, staffing in the lab currently almost prohibits "comprehensive" slide reviews for routine CBC testing that pass flagging criteria. This is not a justification for band count elimination, but a respectful cry for further integration of physician and hematologist to catch these cases that can fall through the new technological "cracks." This kind of communication between physicians and the hematologists also enhances the accurate performance of critical differentials.
--James Hadley, CLS III
San Clemente Hospital and Medical Center
San Clemente, CA
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|Date:||Aug 1, 2004|
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