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The National Academy of Clinical Biochemistry

LABORATORY MEDICINE PRACTICE GUIDELINES

RECOMMENDATIONS FOR THE USE OF LABORATORY TESTS TO SUPPORT THE IMPAIRED AND OVERDOSED PATIENT FROM THE EMERGENCY DEPARTMENT

Draft Guidelines
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This is the second draft of the National Academy of Clinical Biochemistry Laboratory Medicine Practice Guideline, "Recommendations for the Use of Laboratory Tests to Support the Impaired and Overdosed Patient from the Emergency Department." This draft is the result of the presentations given at the five locations worldwide and is open for public commentary. Please send any notes or concerns to Alan Wu, email: awu@harthosp.org or 860-545-3733. This will be posted until 1 May, 2002. Comments will be considered and a final draft of this manuscript will be submitted for publication consideration.

Committee

Alan H. B. Wu, Chair
Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine, Hartford Hospital, Hartford CT 06102

Larry A. Broussard
Department of Medical Technology, Louisiana State University Medical Center, New Orleans, LA 70112

Robert S. Hoffman
Department of Emergency Medicine, Bellevue Hospital Center, New York, NY 10016

Tai C. Kwong
Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine, and Emergency Medicine, University of Rochester Medical Center, Rochester, NY 14642

Charles McKay
Department of Emergency Medicine, Medical Toxicology, Hartford Hospital, Hartford, CT 06102

Thomas P. Moyer
Department of Laboratory Medicine and Pathology, Mayo Clinic, Rochester, MN 55905

Edward M. Otten
Department of Emergency Medicine, University of Cincinnati Hospital, Cincinnati, OH 45267

Shirley L. Welch
Department of Pathology, Kaiser Permanente Regional Laboratory, Clackamas, OR 97015

Paul Wax
Emergency Medicine, University of Rochester Medical Center, Rochester, NY 14642

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