The effects of transport by pneumatic tube system on blood cell count, erythrocyte sedimentation and coagulation tests

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Koçak F. E. , Yöntem M., Yücel Ö., Çilo M., Genç Ö. , Meral A.

BIOCHEMIA MEDICA, vol.23, no.2, pp.206-210, 2013 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 23 Issue: 2
  • Publication Date: 2013
  • Doi Number: 10.11613/bm.2013.024
  • Title of Journal : BIOCHEMIA MEDICA
  • Page Numbers: pp.206-210
  • Keywords: activated partial thromboplastin time, blood cell count, erythrocyte sedimentation, pneumatic tube system, prothrombin time, DELIVERY-SYSTEM, PARAMETERS, SPECIMENS, HEMOLYSIS, HEMATOLOGY, QUALITY, ROUTINE


Introduction: Today, the pneumatic tube transport system (PTS) is used frequently because of its advantages related to timing and speed. However, the impact of various types of PTS on blood components is unknown. The aim of this study was to examine the influence of PTS on the quality of routine blood cell counts, erythrocyte sedimentation, and certain blood coagulation tests.