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Journal July 2009 (Vol 30, No 7)

NOTE: You have already passed this course.
NOTE: This course is no longer valid for accreditation purposes.

Managing the Veterinary Laboratory CE Article #1 by Heidi Moser , BA, RVT

1. Your glucose quality control results for the past 5 days are 103, 135, 99, 85, and 122 mg/dl, respectively (reference range: 80-110 mg/dl). Your results are _________.
2. Your phosphorous quality control results for the past four days are 8.8, 8.9, 8.8, and 9.0 mg/dl, respectively (reference range: 9.0-9.4). Your results are ____________.
3. If an instrument has multiple levels of quality control, a schedule can be established so that only ____ of the levels are run each day, which can reduce costs.
4. Oil on microscopes should be removed ________.
5. If two technicians in the laboratory obtain two completely different results on a differential count, this indicates a problem with ________.
6. Important records to have available in the laboratory include __________.
7. In general, the first step when troubleshooting a quality control result that is out of range is to ________.
8. If a technician splashes a reagent in his or her eye, the __________ should be consulted immediately.
9. ________ induce chemical reactions.
10. ________ is specific to any particular instrument in the laboratory.
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