Spurious laboratory values in patients with leukocytosis Journal Article


Authors: Malek, T.; Chen, L.
Article Title: Spurious laboratory values in patients with leukocytosis
Abstract: Physiological derangements such as hypoxemia and hyperkalemia are medical emergencies that warrant prompt interventions to prevent further patient clinical deterioration. However, in patients with myeloproliferative diseases or malignancies that result in extreme leukocytosis, hypoxemia and hyperkalemia demonstrated in laboratory results could be deceiving due to in vitro reactions and may not reflect actual patient condition. Clinicians have to be familiar with these phenomena so as to not cause harm by treating these spurious laboratory values.
Keywords: aged; myeloproliferative disorders; radiography, thoracic; blood cell count; false positive results; diagnostic errors -- evaluation; point-of-care testing; female; anoxemia; leukocyte disorders; diagnostic errors -- prevention and control
Journal Title: Critical Care Nursing Quarterly
Volume: 42
Issue: 1
ISSN: 0887-9303
Publisher: Wolters Kluwer Health | Lippincott Williams & Wilkins  
Date Published: 2019-01-01
Start Page: 44
End Page: 46
Language: English
ACCESSION: 133764448
DOI: 10.1097/cnq.0000000000000236
PROVIDER: EBSCOhost
PROVIDER: cin20
PUBMED: 30507663
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Notes: Accession Number: 133764448 -- Entry Date: 20190101 -- Revision Date: 20190111 -- Publication Type: Article -- Journal Subset: Core Nursing; Nursing; Peer Reviewed; USA -- NLM UID: 8704517. -- Source: cin20
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