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Barcodes

series of light and dark bands of varying widths that relate to alphanumeric symbols

Pneumatic Tube System

transportation system used in many healthe care facilities for specimens and paper-based documentation

preanalytical

a lab testing phase in which tests are ordered and specimens are collected and prepared for testing

Privacy

the patient's right to respect consideration of the confidential nature of his or her health information

Requsition

Paper-based method for requestion lab tests.

Specimen collection manual

electronic/paper-based documents required by accrediting agencies that includes instructions for patient prep., tyopes of collection containers, amounts required, ect...

Anticoagulants

substances introduced into the blood or a blood specimen to keep it from coltting.

Blood Drawing Chair

a chair specifically designed to hold a patient comfortably and safely in a proper position during and after blood collection procedure.

Capillary Tubes

disposable narrow-bore pipettes that are used for pediatric blood collection

Gauge

size (diameter) of the internal bore of a needle (the larger the number the smaller the needle)

Heparin

an anticoagulant that prevents blood coltting by inactivation thrombin and thromboplastin, the blood coltting chemicals in the body

Holder (adaptor)

plastic apparatus needed in specimen collecting used in evacutated tube methods.

Latex allergy

reaction to certin proteins in latex rubber. (skin redness, rash, or hives)

Micortainers

specialized collection devices designed for small quantities of blood.

Multiple-sample needles

used with the evacuated tube method of blood collection (attached to holder/adaptor)

Single-sample needle

used for collecting a blood sample form a syringe.

Steril gauze pads

used in blood collection procedures either during the cdecontamination process and or after blood collection to aid and stop the bleeding

Vacuume (evacuated) tubes

color-coded specimen collection tube that contains a vacuum so as to aspirate blood when a needle enters a patient's vein

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