The “Stat” Laboratory

  • Sybil Michaels


The critical care environment demands immediate response from the laboratory to aid the physician in the management of the patient who is in a crisis condition and whose immediate survival is threatened by failure of respiratory, cardiac, or metabolic function. These are the circumstances that have prompted the development of the “stat” laboratory.


Catheter Lactate Syringe Radioactive Isotope Dehydration 


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    Matter, J. A., Weil, M. H., Shubin, H., and Stein, L. (1974). Cardiac arrest in the critically ill. Hyperosmolal states following cardiac arrest. Am. J. Med. 56:162–168.CrossRefGoogle Scholar

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© Springer-Verlag New York Inc. 1978

Authors and Affiliations

  • Sybil Michaels
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  1. 1.University of Southern California Center for the Critically IllLos AngelesUSA

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