Video length: 60 minutes
This presentation reviews the most common preanalytical variables that lead to blood specimen re-collection in the hospital environment. It also shares strategies to reduce specimen re-collection, based upon published data and Mayo Clinic experience.
Brad Karon, M.D., Ph.D.
Professor of Laboratory Medicine and Pathology
Department of Laboratory Medicine and Pathology
Mayo Clinic, Rochester, Minnesota
Upon completion of this activity, participants should be able to:
This series is appropriate for phlebotomists, phlebotomy managers, phlebotomy educators, and other patient-care staff involved in specimen collection.
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