Posts - Specimen Management

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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Apr 30, 2018 8:20pm
Hemostasis laboratories prepare platelet poor plasma (PPP ), plasma with a platelet count below 10,000/uL for clot-based procedures. The CAP doesn't specify how the laboratory validates their specimens to ensure they are PPP. Please summarize your protocol for our participants. Thank you.
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