Posts - Specimen Management

Apr 6, 2021 5:07pm
I [Geo] received this question on 4-6-21 from Don Wahl, Core Laboratory Manager, Sanford USD Medical Center, Sioux Falls, SD. "Why do coagulation tests need to be quick- thawed at 37°C? If samples are thawed at room temperature what would be the effect on the coagulation testing?"
Mar 23, 2021 7:38pm
On September 4, 2010 Mary L. Turgeon provided a discussion of the effect of altitude on blood specimen collection using evacuated tubes.
Feb 1, 2021 6:23pm
Thanks to friend and colleague Dennis Ernst, Center for Phlebotomy Education, for illustrating a new technology, PIVO® from Velano Vascular, San Francisco, California, which enables blood collectors to obtain specimens from peripheral intravenous [PIV] devices saafely while reducing the incidence of hemoly
Jan 29, 2021 5:49pm
From Heidi Hobbs: Adjusting anticoagulant for hematocrits greater than 55% has been a hot topic lately. It is a challenge to ensure this is being done in all cases and we have some great things in the works.