Impact of preventive actions on rejection rates in the preanalytical period


Odabasi M. S. , Dirican M., Yılmaztepe Oral A., Özkaya G.

TURKISH JOURNAL OF BIOCHEMISTRY-TURK BIYOKIMYA DERGISI, vol.45, no.1, pp.19-25, 2020 (Peer-Reviewed Journal) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 45 Issue: 1
  • Publication Date: 2020
  • Doi Number: 10.1515/tjb-2018-0119
  • Journal Name: TURKISH JOURNAL OF BIOCHEMISTRY-TURK BIYOKIMYA DERGISI
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded, Scopus, Academic Search Premier, EMBASE, TR DİZİN (ULAKBİM)
  • Page Numbers: pp.19-25
  • Keywords: Sigma level, Pre-analytical error, Rejection rates, QUALITY INDICATORS, ERRORS

Abstract

Background: It is responsibility of medical laboratories to determine and reject nonconforming samples as well as take preventive actions. In this study, we examined reasons and percentages of rejected samples. We also investigated impact of the preventive actions on decreasing the rejection rates.