TBS preanalytical phase working group survey study - preanalytical phase in coagulation laboratories

Senes M., Inal B. B., Orhan B., Aksungar F. B., Cinaroglu I., Eker P., ...More

Turkish Journal of Biochemistry, vol.46, no.1, pp.11-19, 2020 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 46 Issue: 1
  • Publication Date: 2020
  • Doi Number: 10.1515/tjb-2019-0512
  • Journal Name: Turkish Journal of Biochemistry
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus, Academic Search Premier, EMBASE, TR DİZİN (ULAKBİM)
  • Page Numbers: pp.11-19
  • Keywords: coagulation tests, guidelines, patient preparation, patient safety, preanalytical errors, preanalytical phase, INTERNATIONAL NORMALIZED RATIO, PARTIAL THROMBOPLASTIN TIME, CITRATE ANTICOAGULANT, LIGHT MEAL, ROUTINE, ASSAYS, ERRORS, RECOMMENDATIONS, THROMBOPHILIA, HEMOSTASIS
  • Lokman Hekim University Affiliated: No


© 2020 De Gruyter. All rights reserved.Objectives: Preanalytical phase quality, which begins with a request for testing and continues with patient preparation, sample collection, transport, processing and storage, is essential for coagulation tests. The Turkish Biochemical Society Preanalytical Phase Working Group created a survey to evaluate the preanalytical phase practices for coagulation laboratories in our country. Methods: The survey consisted of a total of 26 questions and included almost all steps of the preanalytical phase. Results: Fifty-four laboratory specialists have participated in the study. The survey results showed that participants have different practices for most stages of the preanalytical phase for coagulation tests. Conclusion: According to the survey results, a national guideline may help standardisation of the preanalytical phase for coagulation tests in our country and increasing training in this respect would contribute to achieving accurate test results.