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Turnaround Times for Hematology and Chemistry Tests in the Emergency Department: Experience of a Teaching Hospital in Iran

Hamideh Mahdaviazad 1 , Fatemeh Javidialesaadi 2 , Massood Hosseinzadeh 3 and Seyed Masoom Masoompour 4 , *
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1 Bone and Joint Diseases Research Center, Shiraz University of Medical Sciences, Shiraz, IR Iran
2 Student Research Committee, Shiraz University of Medical Sciences, Shiraz, IR Iran
3 Department of Pathology, Shiraz University of Medical Sciences, Shiraz, IR Iran
4 Non-Communicable Disease Research Center, Shiraz University of Medical Sciences, Shiraz, IR Iran
Article information
  • Shiraz E-Medical Journal: April 01, 2016, 17 (4-5); e37101
  • Published Online: April 27, 2016
  • Article Type: Research Article
  • Received: February 13, 2016
  • Revised: April 1, 2016
  • Accepted: April 15, 2016
  • DOI: 10.17795/semj37101

To Cite: Mahdaviazad H, Javidialesaadi F, Hosseinzadeh M, Masoompour S M. Turnaround Times for Hematology and Chemistry Tests in the Emergency Department: Experience of a Teaching Hospital in Iran, Shiraz E-Med J. 2016 ; 17(4-5):e37101. doi: 10.17795/semj37101.

Abstract
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1. Background
2. Objectives
3. Materials and Methods
4. Results
5. Discussion
Acknowledgements
Footnote
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