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Section 1

Introduction to Basic Quality Control in the Hematology Laboratory

Description

This section introduces middleware, its fit in the hierarchy of different information systems that support the management of patient tests, and outlines its capabilities.

 

Objectives

When you complete this section, you will be able to:

  • Define middleware in the context of the clinical laboratory
  • Identify and understand some of the main functions of middleware
  • Identify the main information systems available to integrate patient test orders and results
  • Understand the communication stream between middleware, Laboratory Information Systems, and automated analyzers
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Section 1 Quiz | Middleware

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Section 2 | Test management

This section reviews the laboratory test management process and the associated data managed by middleware. Although test management is discussed in all sections, it’s important to look at this topic independently to understand middleware’s role in this critical task.
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