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
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.
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.
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 (2012)
Aarhus University Hospital Validation Report - pediatric department (2013)
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)