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- Phases of Clinical Laboratory Testing
- Patient Identification
- Variables Related to Patient Preparation
- Variables Related to Blood Sample Collection
- The Blood Collection Process
- Blood Collection: Patient Position
- Site Cleansing/Disinfecting
- Blood Collection: Needle Gauge
- Blood Collection: Tourniquet
- Tube Mixing
- Blood Collection: Tube Type and Collection Volume
- Order of Draw
- Blood Collection: Traumatic Draw
- Blood Collection: Intravenous Solutions
- Which of the following blood collection variables may falsely increase the plasma potassium level if the potassium sample is collected using a green-t...
- Variables Related to Urine Sample Collection
- Urine Collection: Preservatives
- Urine Collection: Timed Urine Specimens
- Urine Collection: Incomplete Urine Collection
- Urine Collection: Dilutional Effect on Urinary Markers
- Urine Collection: Contamination of Urine Samples
- A 24-hour urine collection should include the first morning void on day one of the collection and the first morning void on day two of the collection.
- Variables Related to Sample Transport
- Sample Transport Time
- Sample Transport Temperature
- Sample Mechanical Transport
- When the transport time may be prolonged for circumstances beyond the control of the laboratory, the integrity of the sample may be preserved by keepi...
- Variables Related to Sample Handling
- Time Between Sample Collection and Centrifugation
- Incomplete Gel Barriers in a Sample
- Variables Related to Sample Preparation
- Variables Related to Sample Storage
- The Matrix Interferents
- The Matrix Interferents
- Which blood matrix interferent is considered to be the most preventable when precautions are taken during sample collection and handling?
- Investigating Unanticipated Analytical Findings
Level of instruction: Basic
Intended Audience: This course is intended for phlebotomists, phlebotomy supervisors, patient care coordinators, medical laboratory technicians, medical laboratory scientists, laboratory supervisors, managers and directors. This course is also appropriate for medical laboratory science students and pathology residents.
Author Information: Jack A. Maggiore, PhD, MT(ASCP) serves as the Assistant Laboratory Director of Chemistry and is Head of Research and Development at Doctor's Data, Inc. in Saint Charles, Illinois. Dr. Maggiore is a medical technologist, certified by the ASCP, with a Master of Science in Clinical Chemistry and Doctorate in Pathology from the University of Illinois. His expertise includes clinical instrumentation, method development and validation, quality assurance, medical device clinical trials, and scientific regulatory affairs. His clinical research interests include development of novel biomarkers for chronic diseases using blood spots and other non-conventional samples. Dr. Maggiore holds several medical device patents, has authored more than fifty peer-reviewed and invited publications and textbook chapters, and has presented his research findings at international scientific society meetings. Dr. Maggiore's mission is to work with health care professionals to empower consumers to take a more active role in their health maintenance.
Reviewer information: Lisa Dewey, MT(ASCP) is the Quality Manager at Doctor's Data, Inc. and has been a medical technologist since 1990. She obtained a BS in Clinical Laboratory Science from the University of Illinois at Chicago. Lisa has experience working in various specialties in hospital and clinic laboratories, research & development, laboratory management, and a commercial laboratory specializing in dried blood spot testing.
Reviewer information: Carol Becker, MS, MLS(ASCP)CM is a retired Program Director for the Clinical Laboratory Science program and Histology program at OSF St. Francis Medical Center located in Peoria, Illinois. Carol received her Master's degree at the University of St. Francis in Joliet, Illinois and her Bachelor's degree in Medical Laboratory Science from the University of Illinois.