Mehmet Senes, Berrin Bercik Inal, Fehime Benli Aksungar, Ipek Cinaroglu, Pinar Eker, Cigdem Sonmez, Guzin Aykal, Aylin Hakligor, Alper Gumus, Bagnu Orhan, Funda Gucel, Canan Yilmaz, Cihan Coskun, Fatma Taneli, Ayfer Colak, Dogan Yucel
August 7, 2020
Objectives Preanalytical phase quality, which begins with a request for testing and continues with patient preparation, sample collection, transport, processing and storage, is essential for coagulation tests. The Turkish Biochemical Society Preanalytical Phase Working Group created a survey to evaluate the preanalytical phase practices for coagulation laboratories in our country. Methods The survey consisted of a total of 26 questions and included almost all steps of the preanalytical phase. Results Fifty-four laboratory specialists have participated in the study. The survey results showed that participants have different practices for most stages of the preanalytical phase for coagulation tests. Conclusion According to the survey results, a national guideline may help standardisation of the preanalytical phase for coagulation tests in our country and increasing training in this respect would contribute to achieving accurate test results.