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