light-hearted look at preanalytical error through humorous memes, photos, and
illustrations. Preanalytical error, errors that occur up to actual
testing of a sample, account for roughly 67% of laboratory error. These
are generally caused by the patient, the healthcare worker collecting or
processing the specimen, anyone transporting a specimen, or anyone or anything
touching the specimen. This session will discuss causes of preanalytical
error and methods to avoid them.
preanalytical errors in specimen collection, processing and transportation as
illustrated in photos and memes.
methods to avoid and correct preanalytical errors.
ways to be proactive about preventing preanalytical errors.