Posts - Specimen Management

Sep 30, 2022 12:48pm
Our October 2022 Quick Question asks, "What is your policy on underfilled tubes?" For some preliminary answers, please review our September 20, 2022  "Underfilled Tubes" discussion that was initiated by Carolina Vilchez, Rutgers University, and provides information from coagulation experts,
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Sep 30, 2022 12:03pm
Our September 2022 Quick Question stem was, "You collect blood for a heparin assay. How soon must you centrifuge the specimen?" Answers from our 39 respondents:
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Sep 20, 2022 4:55pm
I received this question on September 15. Hello George, I hope this message finds you in good health.  I am Carolina Vilchez, an Adjunct Professor at Rutgers-SHP, and a Clinical Educator at The Valley Hospital in Ridgewood, NJ. I was wondering if you would kindly answer a few questions about coagulation blood sample collection and management. 
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Aug 31, 2022 4:55pm
Our September 2022 Quick Question asks, "You collect blood for a heparin assay. How soon must you centrifuge the specimen?" Please answer using your facility's protocol and provide your discussion in the comments section. [Please don't be thwarted by the Recaptcha function, it is there to prevent cheating!
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