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Preanalytical errors in primary healthcare: a questionnaire study of information search procedures, test request management and test tube labelling.

Söderberg J, Brulin C, Grankvist K, et al. Preanalytical errors in primary healthcare: a questionnaire study of information search procedures, test request management and test tube labelling. Clin Chem Lab Med. 2009;47(2):195-201. doi:10.1515/CCLM.2009.048.

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February 18, 2009
Söderberg J, Brulin C, Grankvist K, et al. Clin Chem Lab Med. 2009;47(2):195-201.

Most errors in laboratory medicine occur in the preanalytical phase, that is, before the sample reaches the laboratory. This survey found that phlebotomists frequently do not follow recommended procedures to minimize labeling and documentation errors.

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Söderberg J, Brulin C, Grankvist K, et al. Preanalytical errors in primary healthcare: a questionnaire study of information search procedures, test request management and test tube labelling. Clin Chem Lab Med. 2009;47(2):195-201. doi:10.1515/CCLM.2009.048.

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