From The Editor
Our feature article in this issue of LabNotes highlights a very important, though sometimes overlooked, specimen in the clinical laboratory - urine. This first in a two part series of articles includes a discussion on the various types of urine specimens that can be collected and analyzed in the clinical lab. It also points out the importance of proper specimen collection in order to avoid introducing preanalytical errors into urine testing. The second part of our series, to appear in a future LabNotes issue, will give further details on urine analysis in the clinical laboratory.
NCCLS has made several changes to some of the guidelines that you may currently be using in your laboratory. In this issue of LabNotes, we have pointed out some of the documents that have been updated to ensure that you have the latest version in your facility.
We hope you enjoy this issue of LabNotes. As always, we look forward to your comments and suggestions.
Jeffry B. Lawrence, MD, FASCP
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