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Proactive Consultation by a Clinical Pathologist Prevents Diagnostic Delay in Hematological Malignancies
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Proactive Consultation by a Clinical Pathologist Prevents Diagnostic Delay in Hematological Malignancies
Chang, Chih-Chun; Su, Ming-Jang; Ho, Jung-Li; Sun, Jen-Tang; Tsai, Huang-Wen; Tang, Hui-Fei; Chu, Fang-Yeh;
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Background: Diagnostic difficulties in hematological malignancies may lead to unacceptably prolonged help-seeking to diagnostic interval as well as increased complications and poor outcomes. Proactive consultation by a clinical pathologist (PCCP) may help clinical diagnosis and therapeutic strategy. Hence, the aim of this investigation was to evaluate the effect of PCCP on the help-seeking to diagnostic interval in hematological cancer cases. Materials and Methods: From January to November, 2015, abnormal results of hematological laboratory testing with added laboratory comment were selectively screened out, and patients with such abnormalities in hematological laboratory testing and accompanied laboratory comment with PCCP were enrolled. Results: A total of 125 aberrant results of hematological laboratory testing were given with accompanied laboratory comments with PCCP and 40.8% (n
Active laboratory consultation;proactive consultation by clinical pathologist;hematological malignancies;
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