Outreach Lab Centrifugation
Maintaining specimen integrity between collection at the outreach site and analysis in the central lab is a challenge. Delayed centrifugation, poor gel barrier formation due to fixed-angle centrifugation, and exposure to extreme temperatures can all skew results or render specimens unusable. Poor results and unusable specimens require re-draws, which are costly, inefficient, and a nuisance to both staff and patients alike.
The right equipment can minimize these expensive hassles. The CLSI outlines three major recommendations for transportation of blood specimens: 1) horizontal centrifugation, 2) as promptly after draw as possible, and 3) transport at controlled temperatures. Drucker’s outreach tools offer these three elements in an affordable package.