Essential laboratory knowledge for the clinician Laboratory testing forms an integral part of patient management

Fierdoz Omar
2012 CME July   unpublished
Fierdoz Omar qualifi ed as a chemical pathologist in 2009 (FCPath (Chem)) and obtained her MMed (ChemPath) in 2010. She is a lecturer at the University of Cape Town, where she is involved in undergraduate and postgraduate training. Her current fi eld of interest includes molecular diagnostics and quality assurance. Correspondence to: Fierdoz Omar ( As clinicians place huge emphasis on the numerical values obtained from the clinical laboratory, it is imperative that they
more » ... perative that they have a sound understanding of the factors that may impact on these results. Th is paper will address some of these issues.