003 - Laboratory Medicine to improve the children health

Autor(s): G. Soffiati

Issue: RIMeL - IJLaM, Vol. 3, N. 1, 2007 (MAF Servizi srl ed.)

Page(s): 3-4

The practice of pediatric laboratory medicine involves unique challenges related to development, nutrition, growth and diseases during different periods of infancy, childhood and adolescence. Laboratory data are essential to the medical care of foetuses, infants, children, and adolescents. Therefore, the performance and interpretation of laboratory tests on specimens from these patients, should be a challenge also for to the clinical pathologist and the laboratory.

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