Specimen rejection in laboratory medicine: Necessary for patient safety?

DİKMEN Z. G. , Pinar A., Akbiyik F.

BIOCHEMIA MEDICA, vol.25, no.3, pp.377-385, 2015 (Peer-Reviewed Journal) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 25 Issue: 3
  • Publication Date: 2015
  • Doi Number: 10.11613/bm.2015.037
  • Journal Name: BIOCHEMIA MEDICA
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded, Scopus
  • Page Numbers: pp.377-385


Introduction: The emergency laboratory in Hacettepe University Hospitals receives specimens from emergency departments (EDs), inpatient services and intensive care units (ICUs). The samples are accepted according to the rejection criteria of the laboratory. In this study, we aimed to evaluate the sample rejection ratios according to the types of pre-preanalytical errors and collection areas.