Pre-analytical variables evaluation in laboratory tests of patients attended at the Vitória da Conquista Central laboratory, Bahia, Brazil

Conclusion: The findings indic ate that pre-analytical variables remain an important focus for attention to the clinical laboratory. The correct data collection of patients ’ conditions is critical to support the post-analytical phase with useful information for the production of reliable exams and serve as a useful interpretation to diagnosis.RESUMEN Introducci ón: Las pruebas de laboratorio tienen como objetivo proporcionar información necesaria a la aclaración de diagnósticos o situaciones específicas que no se pueden esclarecer por otros modos. Los análisis de laboratorio están sujetos a diversos interferentes. Incluso individuos sanos pueden pre sentar variaciones en las pruebas derivadas de factores que pueden crear equivocaciones en la interpretación de los resultados. Objetivo: Evaluar la influencia de variables preanalíticas en pruebas de laboratorio de pacientes atendidos en el Laboratório Central de Vitória da Conquista, Bahía, Brasil. Material y método: Estudio transversal con enfoque descriptivo y empleo de cuestionario como herramienta de investigación. Los datos fueron recogidos mediante entrevistas individuales, realizadas en el establecimiento investigado. Resultados: La muestra se compuso por 425 pacientes, con predominio de mujeres (76,5%). En cuanto a instrucciones para realización de las pruebas, el 94,6% de los pacientes no recibieron ning&uacut...
Source: Jornal Brasileiro de Patologia e Medicina Laboratorial - Category: Pathology Source Type: research

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