Why samples are rejected and how to reduce the risk
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Why samples are rejected and how to reduce the risk

Daniel Allen Health journalist

Repeat sampling puts patients at risk due to delayed diagnosis and treatment and is costly too – so what can nurses do to enable trouble-free processing?

Phlebotomy – the drawing of blood – has been practised for centuries and remains ‘one of the most invasive procedures in health care’, according to World Health Organization (WHO) guidelines.

Nursing Standard. 35, 11, 67-69. doi: 10.7748/ns.35.11.67.s23

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