7 January 2019 (Tuesday) - An Algorithm

Something from the Facebook Haematology Interest Group - a CBC algorithm combined with immature platelet fraction is able to identify JAK2 V617F mutationpositive polycythaemia vera patients.

There was a lot of “blah blah” on the original post on Facebook. Science can often be dry “blah blah”. No one picked up on the fact tha this is about an algorithm based on the very numbers our analysers churn out every day in thousands. Would it take much effort to run this algorithm with every blood count? After all this is why we do screening, isn’t it?

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