To get the best start in LBA you need a really good training course of a high standard with information from all different perspectives to give a better insight. The theory is very important, but the practical aspects of LBA are also equally important because if you’re not able to take blood samples correctly then your results won’t be reliable. Your course needs to be comprehensive and the equipment you use (your microscope system) needs to be up to the correct specifications so you’re able to use LBA to its full potential from the beginning. I’ve often seen people who want to add LBA to their practice, but who don’t want to invest in a good enough system, so they start with a very basic system that doesn’t allow them to see everything they should be able to see with LBA and they never really fully benefit from LBA. So the theory, the practical proficiency and the correct equipment are all critically important.