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Clare Crawford-Mason. Being Misread: A Lesson in Vigilance. Special to The Washington Post Tuesday, April 23, 2002; Page HE01. On this site here.

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Link Nichol Photography. Follow that Sample photos (except "Labeling the Blood Sample").

Roberta Carey, PhD. [Editorial Review Board member]. "Labeling the Blood Sample" from Follow that Sample.

Wayne Chandler, MD. [past Editorial Review Board member]. "Physiologic coagulation cascade" and "Testing coagulation cascade" from Coagulation Cascade.

Bette Jamieson [past Editorial Review Board member]. Photo of blood smear showing sickled red blood cells on Sickle cell anemia and Sickle cell tests pages.

Bette Jamieson [past Editorial Review Board member]. Photo of normal blood smear on Blood Smear: Test Sample and other pages.

D. Robert Dufour, MD [Editorial Review Board member] and William Clarke (editors). Contemporary Practice in Clinical Chemistry.Copyright 2006 AACC. Figure: Faucets and Drains. Illustration of Acid-Base Balance on Acidosis and Alkalosis page.

Mary Lowery Nordberg, PhD [Editorial Review Board member]. Photos of FISH positive for trisomy 21, HER-2/neu, and BCR-ABL on Laboratory Methods: FISH.

Mary Lowery Nordberg, PhD [Editorial Review Board member]. "Normal male karyotype," "Abnormal karyotype," and "Trisomy 21" on Chromosome Analysis: Test Sample.

Chuanyi Mark Lu, MD, PhD [Editorial Review Board member]. Bone Marrow Aspiration on Bone Marrow Aspiration and Biopsy: The Test.

Chuanyi Mark Lu, MD, PhD [Editorial Review Board member] and Karen Chisholm MD. Bone Marrow Biopsy on Bone Marrow Aspiration and Biopsy: The Test.

Chuanyi Mark Lu, MD, PhD [Editorial Review Board member]. Blood smear from patient with CLL and Blood smear from patient with AML on Leukemia: Types.

Jim Faix, MD [Editorial Review Board member]. The newly recommended HIV algorithm on New HIV Testing Strategy Recommended for Earlier, Accurate Diagnosis.

Gabrielle Benenson. CDC Public Health Image Library. Photos of a Mantoux tuberculin skin test on TB Screening Tests: Test Sample.

Comparison of positive and negative Gram stains on Gram Stain: Test Sample and The Test. Used with permission of AAFP-PT.

Dianne Solomon, MD. National Cancer Institute. Cervical cytology slides. Available in the public domain on the NCI's Benchmark web site. On Pap Smear: The Test.

Don Bliss. National Cancer Institute. "Location of the thyroid" on Thyroid Diseases and Calcitonin and Thyroid Antibodies: Test Sample, and Thyroglobulin: Test Sample.

Don Bliss. National Cancer Institute. "Location of the pancreas in the abdomen" on Pancreatic Diseases and Amylase: Test Sample and Lipase: Test Sample.

Don Bliss. National Cancer Institute. "Cervix and Nearby Organs" on Cervical Cancer and Pap Smear: Test Sample and Pelvic Inflammatory Disease and Ovarian Cancer and Infertility and Vaginitis and Vaginosis.

National Cancer Institute. Artist: Don Bliss. Diagram of the breast on Breast Cancer.

National Cancer Institute. Artist: Don Bliss. The liver and nearby organs on Liver Panel: Test Sample and Hepatitis and Liver Disease.

National Cancer Institute. Photographer: Rhoda Baer. Couple consults with doctor on Making Informed Decisions for Better Health.

National Cancer Institute. Artist: Alan Hoofring. Adrenal Gland on Catecholamines: Test Sample, Plasma Free Metanephrines: Test Sample, Urine Metanephrines: Test Sample, DHEAS: Test Sample, Aldosterone: Test Sample, and Conn Syndrome.

National Cancer Institute. Artist: Alan Hoofring. Diagram of the brain on CSF Analysis: Test Sample and Meningitis and Encephalitis.

Darryl Leja. National Human Genome Research Institute. DNA double helix on Laboratory Methods: PCR.

Darryl Leja. National Human Genome Research Institute. Polymerase chain reaction on Laboratory Methods: PCR.

National Human Genome Research Institute. Stem cells on Bone Marrow Disorders and Bone Marrow Aspiration and Biopsy and Leukemia.

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