Main clinical and scientific aspects of methodology how to choose the right sample for testing to be involved in Plasma for Laboratory Diagnostics chapter as plasma is in use sufficiently widely. Different approach by clinical and research laboratories formed the necessity to discuss the basic laboratory terms and conditions to obtain correct results. Evaluation of preanalytical variables with impact on handling, processing and storage of samples with subsequent meaning for laboratory test results should be known by physicians, biomedical scientists, laboratory technicians and so on. The impact of chemical additives for diagnostics tools, the differences between plasma and serum samples for different laboratory tests and the subsequent analysis, management and traceability of specimens with standardisation value should be taken into account.
Part of the book: Plasma Medicine