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Studies have shown that up to 62 % of laboratory testing errors occur in the preanalytical phase. This may lead to incorrect patient results, operator injury or blood gas analysers becoming inoperable.
A key feature in this app, the handbook section contains videos showing how to properly collect a blood gas sample by arterial puncture, through an arterial line or by capillary sampling. It also describes several types of errors that can occur during and after sampling and gives tips on how to avoid such preanalytical errors.
The recommendations provided by the app are based on existing literature and international best practices.
The troubleshooting section on the App shows the preanalytical errors that cause parameter fluctuations.
How good are you at avoiding preanalytical errors in blood gas testing? Take the skill test to test your knowledge about how to avoid preanalytical errors.
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- Carraro P et al. Errors in a stat laboratory. Types and frequencies 10 years later. Clin Chem 2007; 53,7: 1338-42
- Wennecke, Gitte: Useful tips to avoid preanalytical errors in blood gas testing Oct 2003. www.acutecaretesting.org