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Preanalytic Variables in Special Coagulation Testing

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Rejection of Specimen: Impact

Slide 23

October 2008

Rejection of patient specimens as wide ranging impact including: the ordering physician, laboratory technologists and the performing laboratory. Most of all, it affects patient, who may already be worried because of their ongoing illness, who is now informed by their physician’s office that they would have to come back for another blood draw. This may mean time away from work, costs associated with travel to the laboratory, and most likely an addition phlebotomy charge. So based on our data between 80 and 160 patients being served by Mayo Medical Laboratory clients may also be affected on a monthly basis. This is likely not sustainable, which is what prompted us further.

Rejection of Specimen: Impact


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