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Blood Sample Processing: Clinical Perspectives on Recent Developments in Technology and Laboratory Operations

Marcia Armstrong MS, CLS
DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1309/LMFTVW4QCEVVHOAF 7-10 First published online: 1 January 2012

Abstract

A group of leading clinical laboratory scientists met in New York City on November 11, 2010, to provide perspectives on a range of issues related to blood sample processing. The panel consisted of practicing laboratorians and educators from a range of institution types, including small and large hospitals and reference laboratories. Discussion focused on recent key issues that have arisen in blood sample processing, dynamics associated with automated processing, working with low blood volumes, and a range of timely professional issues.

Keywords:
  • low blood volume
  • blood sample processing
  • microtubes
  • automated processing
  • laboratory management
  • Abbreviations

    ID
    identification
    QNS
    Quantity Not Sufficient
    ICU
    intensive care unit
    POC
    point-of-care
    ASCP
    American Society for Clinical Pathology
    IRB
    institutional review board
    NICU
    neonatal intensive care unit
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