Analytical interference of intravascular contrast agents with clinical laboratory tests: a joint guideline by the ESUR Contrast Media Safety Committee and the Preanalytical Phase Working Group of the EFLM Science Committee

Aart J. van der Molen, Johannes G. Krabbe, Ilona A. Dekkers, Remy W.F. Geenen, Marie France Bellin, Michele Bertolotto, Torkel B. Brismar, Janne Cadamuro, Jean Michel Correas, Gertraud Heinz-Peer, Michel R. Langlois, Andreas H. Mahnken, Tomris Ozben, Carlo C. Quattrocchi, Alexander Radbruch, Peter Reimer, Giles Roditi, Laura Romanini, Carmen Sebastià, Ana Maria SimundicFulvio Stacul, Olivier Clement*

*Corresponding author for this work

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Abstract

Abstract: The Contrast Media Safety Committee of the European Society of Urogenital Radiology has, together with the Preanalytical Phase Working Group of the EFLM Science Committee, reviewed the literature and updated its recommendations to increase awareness and provide insight into these interferences. Clinical relevance statement: Contrast Media may interfere with clinical laboratory tests. Awareness of potential interference may prevent unwanted misdiagnosis. Key Points: • Contrast Media may interfere with clinical laboratory tests; therefore awareness of potential interference may prevent unwanted misdiagnosis. • Clinical Laboratory tests should be performed prior to radiological imaging with contrast media or alternatively, blood or urine collection should be delayed, depending on kidney function.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)4821-4827
Number of pages7
JournalEuropean Radiology
Volume34
Issue number7
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Jul 2024

Keywords

  • Analytical chemistry
  • Clinical laboratory techniques
  • Clinical practice guideline
  • Contrast agents
  • Diagnostic error

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Radiology, Nuclear Medicine and Imaging

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