Critical Values (CV) for Non-Gynecologic? Cytology Reporting
Definition of Critical Value: "...is a laboratory test result that represents a pathophysiologic state at such variance with normal as to be life-threatening if an action is not taken quickly and for which an effective action is possible. ..."
It appears that for Non-Gynecologic? Cytology reporting, the terminology commonly in use in the published pathology literature is that of "critical value" and not "vital value", although, as Dr. Lundberg delineates in the above reference, this term may actually be more preferable and practical, based on the definition.
Raouf E. Nakhleh, Rhona Souers, Richard W. Brown. (2009) Significant and Unexpected, and Critical Diagnoses in Surgical Pathology: A College of American Pathologists' Survey of 1130 Laboratories. Archives of Pathology & Laboratory Medicine 133:9, 1375-1378
Online publication date: 1-Sep-2009.
Paul N. Valenstein, Elizabeth A. Wagar, Ana K. Stankovic, Molly K. Walsh, Frank Schneider. (2008) Notification of Critical Results: A College of American Pathologists Q-Probes? Study of 121 Institutions. Archives of Pathology & Laboratory Medicine 132:12, 1862-1867
Online publication date: 1-Dec-2008.
Anand S. Dighe, Jay B. Jones, Sue Parham, Kent B. Lewandrowski. (2008) Survey of Critical Value Reporting and Reduction of False-Positive? Critical Value Results. Archives of Pathology & Laboratory Medicine 132:10, 1666-1671
Online publication date: 1-Oct-2008.
Elizabeth A. Wagar, Richard C. Friedberg, Rhona Souers, Ana K. Stankovic. (2007) Critical Values Comparison: A College of American Pathologists Q-Probes? Survey of 163 Clinical Laboratories. Archives of Pathology & Laboratory Medicine 131:12, 1769-1775
Online publication date: 1-Dec-2007.
Timothy Craig Allen. (2007) Critical Values in Anatomic Pathology?. Archives of Pathology & Laboratory Medicine 131:5, 684-687
Elizabeth A. Wagar, Ana K. Stankovic, David S. Wilkinson, Molly Walsh, Rhona J. Souers. (2007) Assessment Monitoring of Laboratory Critical Values: A College of American Pathologists Q-Tracks? Study of 180 Institutions. Archives of Pathology & Laboratory Medicine 131:1, 44-49
Joan H. Howanitz, Peter J. Howanitz. (2006) Evaluation of Total Serum Calcium Critical Values. Archives of Pathology & Laboratory Medicine 130:6, 828-830
Peter J. Howanitz,. (2005) Errors in Laboratory Medicine: Practical Lessons to Improve Patient Safety. Archives of Pathology & Laboratory Medicine 129:10, 1252-1261
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