“Evaluation of Effectiveness of a New Pneumatic Tube System from the Emergency Room”
V. Polesello, R. Dittadi, G. Bassan, H. Afshar; Laboratorio Analisi, Ospedale dell' Angelo, ULSS3 Serenissima, Mestre, Venizia, Italy
M. Rosada; Accettazione e Pronto Soccorso, Ospedale dell’Angelo, Venezia, Italy
S. Zin, d. Facchini, P. Carrero; EOS S.R.L., Padova
Therapeutic turnaround time (TAT) and process traceability are critical issues for First Aid laboratory tests. There is a wide variability in pre-analytical activities from blood sampling to laboratory arrival. The report evaluates the improvement of TAT after activation of the Tempus600® system, its impact on the organization of the Emergency Room and on the integrity of blood samples.
Stability of Biochemical Components in Blood Samples Transported by Tempus600/Sysmex GLP Robot Reception System
Ida Boegh Andersen, Nina Mogensen, Ivan Brandslund
Extending laboratory automation to the wards: Effect of an innovative pneumatic tube system on diagnostic samples and transport time
Juliane Suchsland, Theresa Winter, Anne Greiser, Thomas Streichert, Benjamin Otto, Julia Mayerle, Sören Runge, Anders Kallner, Matthias Nauck and Astrid Petersmann
During transport, a mini data logger recorded the accelerations in three dimensions and reported them in arbitrary area under the curve (AUC) units. In addition representative quantities of clinical chemistry, hematology and coagulation were measured and compared in 20 blood sample pairs transported by Tempus 600® and courier.
Samples transported by Tempus 600® were brought to the laboratory (300 m) within 30 s without adverse effects on the samples. The information retrieved from the data logger showed a median AUC of 7 and 310 arbitrary units for courier and Tempus 600® transport, respectively. This is considerably below the reported limit for noticeable hemolysis of 500 arbitrary units.
Tempus 600® reduces TAT by reducing the hands-on time and a fast transport. No differences in the measurement results were found for any of the investigated 36 analytes between courier and Tempus 600® transport. Based on these findings the Tempus 600® was cleared for clinical use in our hospital.
Validation final report testing methods. UMCG Groningen, Netherlands
This validation report was conducted at the UMCG Groningen, Netherlands.
The report describes the validation of transport via the pneumatic dispatch system and the Tempus 600 system. For determined test values, the differences between the methods of transport fall within the analytical variation and the Tempus600 system was approved for transport of vacuum tubes.
The further details can be found in report.
Stability of Biochemical Components in Blood Samples Transported by Tempus600®/GLP Robot Loader
A poster presentation concerning the stability of biochemical components in blood samples showed that the Tempus600®/GLP robot reception system can be used for transport of the majority of routinely used analytical test. The test was conducted at Lillebælt Hospital, Denmark. 100 patients from the hospitals outpatient clinic were included in the test.
Evaluation of a fast single sample pneumatic tube system; TEMPUS600.
With the use of mini data loggers the quality of samples were measured sending samples with TEMPUS600.
Acceleration forces acting on samples showed not to impact the analytical results. The overall workflow were improved considerably by decreasing hands on time on the ward and in the laboratory.
Findings and results presented at DGKL, 24. – 27. September 2014 in Congress Center Rosengarten, Mannheim, Germany.
TEMPUS600 ensures reduced turn-around-time
A newly conducted study showed that the implementation of TEMPUS600 ensures reduced turn-around-time for laboratory results and hereby faster patient treatment. The study showed that a dedicated single tube transport system of TEMPUS600 reduces time from sampling to ready results from an average of 85 to 48 minutes.
The findings were published at the NFKK 2014 on 16-19 September in Gothenburg, Sweden.
A transport System for Blood Samples, TEMPUS600, Stability of Samples and Reduction of Turn-Around-Time’ by Hospital of Lillebaelt, Denmark.
A poster presentation concerning an investigating of the quality of blood transported by TEMPUS600 compared to manual transport and the benefits of the reduced turn-around-time using the TEMPUS600 system.
A transport System for Blood Samples, TEMPUS600
Effect of transport on biochemical components
Report from Sygehus Lillebælt by MD DMSc Ivan Brandslund concerning the effect of transport on biochemical components when using TEMPUS600 in comparison to routine transport by currier:
Effect of transport on biochemical components
Validation reports recommend TEMPUS600 - Aarhus Universitetshospital
Reports from Aarhus Universitetshospital, NBG, by cand. scient. Anne Dilani Schrøder, concerning the effect of transport on blood tube samples when using TEMPUS600 over a distance with a height of 3 floors (13 mts. - acute department) and to what extend the blood samples were affected by the transport using TEMPUS600 (pediatric department).
Both reports recommend using TEMPUS600 for sending blood tube samples:
Aarhus University Hospital Validation Report - acute department
Aarhus University Hospital Validation Report - pediatric department
Validation of blood sample transportation
EuroMedlab Milan 2013.
Poster presentation by Anne Dilani Schrøder:
Validation of blood sample transportation at 2 departments at Aarhus University Hospital, Denmark
Study at Kolding Sygehus
Kolding Sygehus has made a study on what impact the blood samples was exposed during transport both manually and by TEMPUS600.
Kolding Sygehus - Afprøvning af TEMPUS600 transportsystem til blodprøver (Danish version)