The quality of the blood test results is often related to hemolysis. Hemolysis of blood cannot be eliminated but by making certain reservations hemolysis it can be reduced .
Transportation of blood samples and the temperature can affect the quality of the blood samples and result in hemolysis before they are centrifuged.
The G-force has often been one of the suspected criterias for hemolysis of blood samples. A recent study from Greifswald University Hospital showed, that transport of blood samples in the pneumatic transportation system Tempus600 did not affect the samples, though the samples were exposed to 16 G there was no hemolysis. On the other hand hemolysis of a blood sample can occure if it is dropped once on a table. It seems like the sudden shake of a blood sample is worse than a high steady G-effect.
Financial reasons to reduce hemolysis is obvious because of the costs of blood samples that are rejected due to poor quality: The patients must come back to the hospital, the staff must collect the blood and the blood samples must be transported again. This is a very time demanding and expensive process.
The conclusion is, that when blood samples are quickly stabilized and transported gently the risk of heamolysis can be minimised but not removed.