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  • Hemolyzed samples should be processed for coagulation studies: the study of hemolysis effects on coagulation parameters.  Annals of Medical and Health Sciences Research, 2014.
  • A comparison of glucose concentration in paired specimens collected in serum separator and fluoride/potassium oxalate blood collection tubes under survey filed conditions. Fernandez L et al. Clinical Biochemistry 2012.
  • Hemolysis of coagulation specimens: A comparative study of intravenous draw methods. Strauss M, Sherman B et al. Journal of Emergency Nursing 2012; 38(1): 15-21.
  • Preanalytical variables in coagulation testing associated with diagnostic errors in hemostasis. Favaloro EJ, Funk DM & Lippi G. Laboratory Medicine 2012.
  • Are citrated partical-draw polymer collection tubes adequate for basic coagulation tests? Toulon PA, Eschvege V, Dreyfus M, Boutekedjiret T & Proulle V. Abstract/Poster presentation at ISTH 2009.
  • Stability of the activated partial thromboplastin time used to monitor unfractionated heparin. Ray M. Int Soc on Thromb and Haem 2008; 6: 1980-1982.
  • Measurement of hemostatic factors in EDTA plasma. Green D, McMahon B, Foiles N & Tian L. Am J Clin Pathol 2008; 130: 811-815.
  • Preanalytical effects of pneumatic tube transport on routine haematology, coagulation parameters, platelet function and global coagulation. Wallin O, Söderberg J, Grankvist K, Jonsson PA & Hultdin J. Clin Chem Lab Med 2008; 46(10): 1443-1449.
  • Stability of coagulation assays performed in plasma from citrated whole blood transported at ambient temperature. Zürcher M, Sulzer I, Barizzi G, Lämmle B & Alberio L. Thromb Haemost 2008; 99: 416-426.
  • Prevalence and type of pre-analytical problems for inpatients samples in coagulation laboratory. Salvagno GL, Lippi G, Bassi A, Poli G & Guidi GC. J Eval Clin Pract. 2008; 14(2): 351-3.
  • Preanalytical variability in coagulation testing. Kitchen S. Clin Chem Lab Med 2007; 45(9): A143-A162. Abstracts: 39th Annual Congress of SIBioC 2007, Rimini, Italy, Oct 2-5, 2007.
  • Influence of storage temperature on routine coagulation testing. Salvagno GL, Lippi G, Montagnana M, Franchini M, Gelati M & Guidi GC. Clin Chem Lab Med 2007; 45(9): A143-A162. Abstracts: 39th Annual Congress of SIBioC 2007, Rimini, Italy, Oct 2-5, 2007.
  • Effect of tube filling order on specific coagulation parameters in healthy subjects. Serin F & Bugdayci G. Laboratory Medicine 2007; 38(9): 556-558.
  • Citrate anticoagulation and the dynamics of thrombin generation. Mann KG, Wheliham MF, Butenas S & Orfeo T. Journal of Thrombosis and Haemostasis 2007; 5: 2055-2061.
  • Influence of primary sample mixing on routine coagulation testing. Letter to the editor. Lippi G, Salvagno GL, Montagnana M & Guidi GC. Blood Coagulation and Fibrinolysis 2007; 18: 709-711.
  • Response to 'Multicenter evaluation of a bilayer polymer blood coagulation tube for coagulation testing: effect on routine hemostasis test results and on plasma levels of coagulation activation markers'. Letter to the editor. Polack B. Blood Coagulation and Fibrinolysis 2007; 18: 709-711.
  • Laboratory testing for lupus anticoagulants: A review of issues affecting results. Tripodi A. Clinical Chemistry 2007; 53(9): 1629-35.
  • Evaluation of blood collection tubes. Polack B. Thrombosis Research 2007; 119: 133-134.
  • Influence of the centrifuge time of primary plasma tubes on routine coagulation testing. Lippi G, Salvagno GL, Montagnana M, Manzato F, Guidi GC. Blood Coagul Fibrinolysis 2007; 18(5): 525-28.
  • Preanalytical variables in coagulation testing. Favaloro EJ. Blood Coagul Fibrinolysis 2007; 18(1): 86-9.
  • Impact of evacuated collection tube fill volume and mixing on routine coagulation testing using 2.5 mL (pedriatic) tubes. Chuang J, Sadler MA, Witt DM. Chest. 2007; 126(4): 1262-66.
  • Preanalytical conditions that affect coagulation testing, including hormonal status and therapy. Blombäck, Konkle BA, Manco-Johnson MJ, Bremme K, Hellgren SM and Kaaja on behalf of the ISTH SSC Subcommittee on Women's Health Issues. J Thromb Haemost 2007; 5: 855-8.
  • Evaluation of pre-analytical, demographic, behavioural and metabolic variables on fibrinolysis and haemostasis activation markers utilised to assess hypercoagulability. Stegnar M, Cuderman TV, Bozic M. Clin Chem Lab Med 2007; 45(1): 40-6.
  • A new plastic collection tube made of polyethylene terephtalate is suitable for monitoring traditional anticoagulant therapy (oral anticoagulant, unfractionated heparin, and low molecular weight heparin). Toulon P, Ajzenberg N, Smahi M, Guillin MC. Thromb Res 2007; 119(2): 135-43.
  • Multicenter evaluation of a bilayer polymer blood collection tube for coagulation testing: effect on routine hemostasis test results and a plasma levels of coagulation activation markers. Toulon P, Aillaud MF, Arnoux D, Boissier E, Borg JY & Gourmel C. Blood Coagul Fibrinolysis 2006; 17(8): 625-31.
  • Influence of the needle bore size on platelet count and routine coagulation testing. Lippi G, Salvagno GL, Montagnana M, Poli G, Guidi GC. Blood Coagul Fibrinolysis 2006; 17(7): 557-62.
  • Quality and reliability of routine coagulation testing: can we trust that sample? Lippi G, Franchini M, Montagnana M, Salvagno GL, Poli G, Gudi GC. Blood Coagul Fibrinolysis 2006; 17(7): 513-9.
  • Comparison of platelet function between sedentary individuals and competitive athletes at rest. Lippi G, Montagnana M, Salvagno GL, Franchini M, Guidi GC. Thromb J 2006; 17(4): 10.
  • Influence of centrifuge temperature on routine coagulation testing. Lippi G, Salvagno GL, Montagnanna M, Poli G, Guidi GC. Clin Chem 2006; 52(3): 537-8.
  • Laboratory identification of familial thrombophilia: do the pitfalls exceed the benefits? A reassessment of ABO-blood group, gender, age, and other laboratory paramenters on the potential influence on a diagnosis of protein C, protein S, and antithrombin deficiency and the potential high risk of a false positive diagnosis. Favaloro EJ, Soltani S, McDonald J, Grezchnik E, Easton L. Lab Hematol 2005; 11(3): 174-84.
  • Influence of short-term venous stasis on clinical chemistry testing. Lippi G, Salvagno GL, Montagna M, Brocco G, Guidi GC. Clin Chem Lab Med 2005; 43(8):869-75.
  • Variables influencing Platelet Function Analyzer-100 closure times in healthy individuals. Haubelt H, Anders C, Vogt A, Hoerdt P, Seyfert UT, Hellstern P. Br J Haematol 2005; 130(5): 759-67.
  • Influence of two different buffered sodium citrate concentrations on coagulation testing. Lippi G, Salvagno GL, Montagnana M, Guidi GC. Blood Coagul Fibrinolysis 2005; 16(5): 381-3.
  • Effects of pre-analytical variables on the anti-activated factor X chromogenic assay when monitoring unfractionated heparin and low molecular weight heparin anticoagulation. McGlasson DL, Kaczor DA, Krasuski RA, Campbell CL, Kostur MR, Adinaro JT. Blood Coagul Fibrinolysis 2005; 16(3): 173-6.
  • Preanalytical variables and off-site blood collection: influences on the results of the prothrombin time/international normalized ratio test and implications for monitoring of oral anticoagulant therapy. Van Geest-Daalderop JH, Mulder AB, Boonman-de Winter LJ, Hoekstra MM, van den Besselaar AM. Clin Chem 2005; 52(3): 561-8.
  • No influence of a butterfly device on routine coagulation assays and D-dimer measurement. Lippi G, Salvagno GL, Guidi GC. J Thromb Haemost 2005; 3(2): 389-91.
  • Comparison of samples obtained from 3.2% sodium citrate glass and two 3.2% sodium citrate plastic blood collection tubes used in coagulation testing. Gosselin RC, Janatpour K, Larkin EC, Lee YP & Owings JT. Am J Clin Pathol 2004; 122(6): 843-848.
  • Effect of specimen collection on routine coagulation assays and D-Dimer measurement. Lippi G & Guidi GC. Clinical Chemistry 2004; 50(11): 2150-2152.
  • Suggestions for an appropriate methodological approach for the validation of an evacuated blood collection tube made in plastic material including the effect of age. Foucher K, Toulon P, Schved JF, Polack B. Thromb Haemost 2004; 91(4): 845-7.
  • Standardization of the endogenous thrombin potential measurement: how to minimize the effect of residual platelets in stored plasma. Chantarangkul V, Clerici M, Bressi C, Tripodi A. Br J Haematol 2004; 124(3): 355-7.
  • CTAD as a universal anticoagulant. Yokota M, Tatsumi N, Nishioka T & Takubo T. Journal of Automated Methods and Management on Chemistry 2003; 25(1):17-20.
  • Effect of drawing a discard tube on PT and aPTT results in healthy adults. Bamberg R, Cottle JN & Williams JC. Clin Lab Science 2003; 16(1): 16-19.
  • Standardization of activated protein C resistance testing: effect of residual platelets in frozen plasmas assessed by commercial and home-made methods. Tripodi A, Valsecchi C, Chantarangkul V, Battaglioli T, Mannucci PM. Br J Haematol 2003; 120(5): 825-8.
  • How to evaluate the influence of blood collection systems on the international sensitivity index. Protocol applied to two new evacuated tubes and eight coagulometer/thromboplastin combinations. Tripodi A, Chantarangkul V, Bressi C, Mannucci PM. Thromb Res 2002; 108(1): 85-9.
  • Troubleshooting tips for coagulation. Hughes JE. Advance for Medical Laboratory Professionals 2002; 19-23.
  • Optimized flow cytometric assay for the measurement of platelet microparticles in plasma: pre-analytical and analytical considerations. Kim HK, Song KS, Lee ES, Lee YJ, Park YS, Lee KR, Lee SN. Blood Coagul Fibrinolysis 2002; 13(5): 393-7.
  • Laboratory diagnosis of lupus anticoagulants – effect of residual platelets in plasma, assessed by Staclot LA and silica clotting time. Chantarangkul V, Tripodi A, Clerici M, Bressi C, Mannucci PM. Thromb Haemost 2002; 87(5): 854-8.
  • Effect of blood-collection systems and tubes on hematologic, chemical, and coagulation tests and on plasma hemoglobin. Letter to the editor. Almagor M & Lavid-Levy O. Clinical Chemistry 2001; 47(4): 795-795.
  • Preanalytical recommendations of the 'Groupe d'Etude sur l'Hemostase et la Thrombose' (GEHT) for venous blood testing in hemostasis laboratories. Polack B, Schved JF, Boneu B; Groupe d'Etude sur l'Hemostase et la Thrombose' (GEHT). Haemostasis 2001; 31(1): 61-8.
  • Stability of coagulation proteins in frozen plasma. Woodhams B, Girardot O, Blanco MJ, Colesse G & Gourmelin Y. Blood Coag and Fibrinolysis 2001; 12: 229-236.
  • Problems in laboratory monitoring of heparin dosage. Kitchen S. Br J Haematol 2000; 111(2): 397-406.
  • Stability of prothrombin time and the impact of container material. Polack B, Vigier JP. Clin Lab Haematol 2000; 22(1): 58.
  • A comparison of two sodium citrate concentrations in two evacuated blood collection systems for prothrombin time and ISI determination. Van den Besselaar AM, Chantarangkul V, Tripodi A. Thromb Haemost 2000; 84(4): 664-7.
  • The effect of time and temperature variables on routine coagulation tests. Adcock D, Kressin D, Marlar RA. Blood Coagul Fibrinolysis 1998; 9(6): 463-70.
  • Minimum specimen volume requirements for routine coagulation testing: dependence on citrate concentration. Adcock DM, Kressin DC, Marlar RA. Am J Clin Pathol 1998; 109(5): 595-9.
  • Effect of evacuated blood collection tubes on thromboplastin calibration. Van den Besselaar AM, Meeuwisse-Braun J, Witteveen E, van Meegen. Thromb Haemost 1998; 79(5): 1062-3.
  • Inadequate quality of a blood collection tube containing an anticoagulant/platelet inhibitor mixture. Polack B, Barro C, Mossuz P, Pernod G. Thromb Haemost 1997; 77(5): 1035-6.
  • Impact of the blood collection tube on the activation of coagulation. Polack B, Barro C, Pernod G, Bourgeat P, Vigier JP. Thromb Haemost 1997; 77(1): 217-8.
  • Drawing coagulation studies from arterial lines: an integrative literature review. Laxson CJ, Titler MG. Am J Crit Care 1994; 3(1): 16-22.
  • Effect of concentration of trisodium citrate anticoagulant on calculation of the International Normalised Ratio and the International Sensitivity Index of Thromboplastin. Duncan EM, Casey CR, Duncan BM & Lloyd JV. Thrombosis and Haemostasis 1994; 72(1): 84-88.
  • Comparison of PT and aPTT values drawn by venipuncture and arterial line using three discard volumes. Konopad E, Grace M, Johnston R, Noseworthy T, Shustack A. Am J Crit Care 1992; 1(3): 94-101.



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