The Clinical & Laboratory Standards Institute (CLSI) provides standards and guidelines for medical professionals through its unique consensus process. Replaces GPA6. Collection of Diagnostic Venous Blood Specimens. Dennis J . Ernst, MT(ASCP), NCPT(NCCT). Anne-Marie Martel, MT. Judy C. Arbique. 31 Jul Compliance of blood sampling procedures with the CLSI H3-A6 guidelines: An observational study by the European Federation of Clinical.

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The phlebotomy training program was realized during 8 hours where the importance of each step of the procedure was explained Table 1. J Clin Pathol ; Influence of two different buffered sodium citrate concentrations on coagulation testing.

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Am J Clin Pathol ; Clin Chim Acta ; Arch Pathol Lab Med ; These inadequate procedures were observed for all phlebotomists. Generate a file for use with external citation management software.

Proceed to Checkout Continue Shopping. The training of phlebotomists for 20 days before our evaluation completely eliminated a series of non-conformity, including i incorrect friction on the forearm during the cleaning of the venipuncture site to produce venous stasis and ease vein location; ii incorrect sequence of vacuum tubes collection i.

Scand J Clin Lab Invest ; Moreover, the procedure for collecting blood specimens should be revised to eliminate this source of laboratory variability and safeguard the quality. Impact of phlebotomy decision support application on sample collection errors and laboratory efficiency. Qual Health Care ;1: Quality in laboratory diagnostics: These proposals will help to reduce the tourniquet application time and consequently to eliminate important source of errors e.

Is phlebotomy part of the dark side in the clinical laboratory struggle for quality? Standards Subsctiption may be the perfect solution. A reliable explanation for this is that private labs have more ergonomic furnitures in blood collection rooms. Improving laboratory efficiencies through significant time reduction in the preanalytical phase. Manual for accreditation of h3-6 management system for clinical laboratories.

Influence of a light meal on routine haematological tests. Comparison of samples obtained from 3. The absolute number represents the group of laboratories evaluated by countries.

The median error rate for the total phlebotomy procedure was Quality improvement in laboratory medicine: Preanalytical variability in laboratory testing: Procedures for the handling and processing of blood specimens for common laboratory tests. The laboratory and patient safety.

After the training, all phlebotomists were monitored for twenty working days, to guarantee the assimilation of the correct procedures for the h3a6 of diagnostic blood specimens, in conformity with the CLSI HA6 document Table 1.

The most critical steps in need of immediate attention in the investigated countries are patient identification and tube labelling. This standard is also available to be included in Standards Subscriptions.

We have also shown that private laboratories continue to display a significantly lower time of blood collection than public facilities after the training period i. Accessed February 16, A case of anaphylactic shock j3-a6 to latex allergy during gastric cancer surgery.

We have no amendments or corrections for this standard. Procedures for the collection of diagnostic blood specimens by venipuncture from CLSI HA6 document 36 used during phlebotomy training program.

All evaluated countries are showed textured. Stefano Ferrante for designing Fig. Influence of short-term venous stasis on clinical chemistry testing. Preanalytical variables and off-site blood collection: Clin Lab Haematol ; Your Alert Profile lists the documents that will be monitored.