Blood collection

  • Blood should never be collected from a vein proximal to an infusion site.
  • If collecting directly from an indwelling line, the first few mL of blood should be discarded and a note of the collection site made on the request form.
  • If a heparinised syringe is used (eg, for arterial blood gases) the sample must not be submitted for coagulation studies.

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