Policy Number

CL-PB-040

Venipuncture for Blood Specimen Collection - Policy and Procedure - NSHA CL-BP-040

Description

  1. The collection of blood specimens by venipuncture is required for the purpose of medical diagnosis, ongoing monitoring and/or    the evaluation of patient responses to treatment.
  2. The quality of test results is directly dependent upon the quality of the specimen.
  3. Pre-analytical Error and patient management complications can be avoided with adherence to this policy and procedure.
  4. Patient safety is the ultimate goal, above all other considerations.

PLEASE NOTE: NOT FOR IWK USE AT THIS TIME

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