Posts - Specimen Management

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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Feb 27, 2022 7:52pm
Here are two CAP Today front-page articles featuring Dorothy Adcock, MD and Richard Marlar, PhD regarding coagulation specimen collection: September 2021: In Coag Collections, Every Detail Counts
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