Changes in blood gas samples produced by a pneumatic tube system.

  title={Changes in blood gas samples produced by a pneumatic tube system.},
  author={Paul O. Collinson and Cini Mathew John and David C. Gaze and Leanne Ferrigan and Derek G. Cramp},
  journal={Journal of clinical pathology},
  volume={55 2},
AIMS To investigate the effect of a pneumatic tube system (PTS) on the results of samples sent for blood gas analysis to a central laboratory. METHODS Blood gas samples were analysed immediately or sent via the PTS to the laboratory for analysis. In addition, samples sent via the PTS in a pressure sealed container were compared with those sent non-pressure sealed to the laboratory. RESULTS Samples sent via the PTS had significant alterations in their pO(2) values, which were not seen when… CONTINUE READING

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