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Direct Readout of Laboratory Test Results Makes Data Quickly Available to Physicians

JAMA. 1964;188(8):28-29. doi:10.1001/jama.1964.03060340084045.
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Direct readout" of results helps the Clinical Chemistry Laboratory of the Grace-New Haven Medical Center, New Haven, Conn, make test findings accurately and quickly, "to be available to the physician when he needs them," said David Seligson, MD, professor of medicine and pathology at Yale University School of Medicine and director of the Medical Center's Clinical Laboratories.

The analytical instruments with the direct readout adaptation were built, in most instances, by Seligson and his associates. Industrial components were used and the final equipment performs the test and shows the answer on the machine itself. In most tests, the results appear within seconds in large numbers seen through a window in the machine.

The Clinical Chemistry Laboratory is one of four major divisions (each headed by a physician) of the Medical Center's Clinical Laboratories program. In addition to clinical chemistry, there are divisions of blood banking and hematology, clinical microscopy, and

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