From George: Long ago at a Temple University-sponsored meeting in Philadelphia, Dr. Dorothy Adcock provided data showing it was unnecessary to collect a "discard" tube ahead of a blue-closure hemostasis specimen.
Posts - Specimen Management
Jan 1, 2018 7:29am
Our December, 2017 Quick Question asked, "When is the correct time to label blood specimen tubes?" The question generated 124 votes, an exceptional total that illustrates the level of concern for this issue. The answers were:
Nov 28, 2017 1:04pm
Nov 28, 2017 9:04am
Here are the results of our November, 2017 Quick Question, answered by 60 respondents: Question: When should you perform an antithrombin, protein C, and protein S profile?