Comparison of blood specimens from plain and gel vacuum blood collection tubes

Wiwanitkit, V.

Journal of the Medical Association of Thailand 84(5): 723-726

2001


ISSN/ISBN: 0125-2208
PMID: 11560224
Document Number: 1474
This study was set in the Division of Laboratory Medicine, Chulalongkorn Hospital. All 2,000 blood specimens were randomly collected using evacuated blood collection by plain or gel vacuum tubes. After collection, each specimen was considered and judged using criteria of specimen rejection to determine how proper the specimen presentations were. All data were reviewed, collected and interpreted. It revealed that there were only 20 (1%) improper specimens and all were improper in quality. There was no significant difference between the ratio of improper specimens in both groups (P > 0.30). From this study, it revealed that efficacy of both types of vacuum tubes was not different. The new gel vacuum tube seems to be an effective tool in the evacuated blood collection system due to its advantage in reduction of time in specimen processing.

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Comparison of blood specimens from plain and gel vacuum blood collection tubes