clauses 1, 2, and 3, respectively. The most interesting element in these clauses is represented by the definition of medical laboratories that, in turn, represent the structures to which the document is addressed. Medical laboratory is defined as ''laboratory for the biological, microbiological, immunological, chemical, immunohae-matological, haematological, biophysical, cytological, pathological or other examination of materials derived from the human body for the purpose of providing information for the diagnosis, prevention and treatment of disease in, or assessment of the health of, human being, and which provide a consultant advisory service covering all aspects of laboratory investigations including the interpretation of results and advice on further appropriate investigation.'' It is clear therefore that ISO 15189 should represent the International Standard for the accreditation of all different types of medical laboratories that operate in the field of laboratory medicine. The main clauses and primary subclauses of ISO 15189 are shown in Table 3.

Very interesting informative elements are finally included in Annex B ''Recommendations for protection of laboratory information systems (LIS)'' and in Annex C ''Ethics in laboratory medicine.''

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Getting Started With Dumbbells

Getting Started With Dumbbells

The use of dumbbells gives you a much more comprehensive strengthening effect because the workout engages your stabilizer muscles, in addition to the muscle you may be pin-pointing. Without all of the belts and artificial stabilizers of a machine, you also engage your core muscles, which are your body's natural stabilizers.

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