Lab studies new steps in urine and anemia screening

Despite the demonstrated value of implementing reflex testing algorithms to improve patient care and avert wasteful spending, the road from conceptual understanding to plan-in-action can be rocky.

A pathologist at one academic medical center recently talked about his experience with reflex testing algorithms in the areas of urine screening and preoperative anemia screening. His story illustrates the barriers to change as well as the enviable outcomes that could potentially be achieved.

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