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November 22, 1985

The Office Laboratory Director's Guide

Author Affiliations

From the Department of Family Medicine, Medical College of Georgia, Augusta (Dr Fischer); and the Family Practice Center Laboratory, North Carolina Memorial Hospital (Ms Addison), and the Department of Family Medicine, University of North Carolina School of Medicine (Ms Addison), Chapel Hill.

JAMA. 1985;254(20):2941-2945. doi:10.1001/jama.1985.03360200093037

More than 90% of primary care physicians have access to an office laboratory. These physicians serve as the director of their laboratory services and are legally responsible for test results. This responsibility has become a greater challenge as more sophisticated laboratory testing is available for office use. Yet clinicians find few reliable sources to help them face these changes. This article is intended to serve as a guide for the clinician facing the new responsibilities as laboratory director.

(JAMA 1985;254:2941-2945)