Evaluation of the Becton-Dickinson rapid serum tube: does it provide a suitable alternative to lithium heparin plasma tubes?

@article{Dimeski2010EvaluationOT,
  title={Evaluation of the Becton-Dickinson rapid serum tube: does it provide a suitable alternative to lithium heparin plasma tubes?},
  author={Goce Dimeski and Paul P. Masci and Manuela Trabi and Martin Francis Lavin and John de Jersey},
  journal={Clinical chemistry and laboratory medicine},
  year={2010},
  volume={48 5},
  pages={651-7}
}
BACKGROUND Obtaining a suitable specimen for analysis in a timely manner is pivotal in clinical chemistry service provision. Serum is recognized as the preferred specimen for most assays, but because of time constraints for completion of clotting and an increasing number of patients on anti-coagulant therapy, latent clotting or no clotting is an outcome which can lead to errors and delay in delivery of critical results. Although lithium heparin plasma has unique problems, it has become an… CONTINUE READING

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