Posts - Specimen Management

Oct 26, 2018 7:28pm
On January 1, 2018, I posted the outcomes of our December, 2017 Quick Question, "When is the correct time to label blood specimen tubes?" Subsequent to this posting, Dennis Ernst, Dave McGlasson, and I co-authored an editorial, "Labeling tubes before collection threatens patient safety," in the Feb
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Aug 10, 2018 3:38pm
While visiting the University of Texas Medical Branch campus in Galveston, George had the opportunity to become acquainted with Mayukh Sarkar, PhD, Medical Laboratory Scientist in the Division of Hematopathology, Laboratory Services. Dr. Sarkar recently published Sarkar MK, Botz CM, Laposata M.
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May 11, 2018 1:25pm
From Heather DeVries, Indiana University Health, a follow-up to Dr. King's April 26 pseudothrombocytopenia entry: Hi George, I recently read an article by Drs. Adcock Funk, Lippi, and Favaloro about quality standards in coagulation testing.
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May 10, 2018 3:19am
From Lissette, UCLA: We requested our hematology specimens to be sent with a warm pack for CBC/DIFF. Is it recommended to keep the sodium citrate tubes for coagulation testing on warm packs as well for patients with cold agglutinin? Is there a recommended method to workup these specimens for coagulation testing?
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