Curtis Hanson, M.D, Hematopathology, and Elizabeth Plumhoff, Mayo Collaborative Services, wrote an article that was published in the Winter 2012 issue of the Canadian Journal of Pathology. The article, titled “Test Utilization and the Clinical Laboratory,” was originally written as a Mayo Medical Laboratories Communiqué in April 2012.
Below is the abstract:
The clinical laboratory has an important and expanding role in ensuring the laboratory tests are appropriately utilized in clinical practice. Laboratories are discovering that they are well positioned to provide medical guidance and direction for clinicians who are trying to maneuver their way through the increasingly complex world of laboratory testing.