Assessing Safety of Pneumatic Tube System (PTS) for Patients with Very Low Hematologic Parameters

Koroglu M., ERKURT M. A. , KUKU İ. , KAYA E. , Berber I., Nizam I., ...Daha Fazla

MEDICAL SCIENCE MONITOR, cilt.22, ss.1329-1333, 2016 (SCI İndekslerine Giren Dergi) identifier identifier identifier

  • Cilt numarası: 22
  • Basım Tarihi: 2016
  • Doi Numarası: 10.12659/msm.898164
  • Sayfa Sayıları: ss.1329-1333


Background: Preventive interventions save lives during the process of chemotherapy for hematologic malignancies, when a hematology laboratory can ensure accurate results. The use of a pneumatic tube system (PTS) is associated with measurement errors and unnecessary transfusions. The aim of this study was to evaluate pre-analytical errors associated with transportation method (PTS versus hand-delivered) and to investigate whether there are unnecessary transfusion events in pancytopenia leukemia patients with very low hematological parameters.