Conventional serum and plasma are specimen types commonly used in the ED, each with advantages and disadvantages. Serum yields a high quality stable specimen, but requires 30-60 min to obtain. Plasma can be obtained instantly, but has lower specimen quality and cannot be used for all assays. The new rapid serum tubes clot in 5 min and offer specimen quality superior to conventional serum, making these tubes the ideal choice for ED testing. The webinar is appropriate for lab directors, managers, supervisors and administrators; medical technologists may also benefit from the discussion.
After this webinar, participants will be able to:
1. Evaluate rapid serum tubes for use in the ED
2. Compare and contrast rapid serum with conventional serum
CONTINUING EDUCATION: The Association of Public Health Laboratories (APHL) is approved as a provider of continuing education programs in the clinical laboratory sciences by the ASCLS P.A.C.E.® Program. Participants who successfully complete each program will be awarded 1.0 contact hours. P.A.C.E.® is accepted by all licensure states except Florida.
The webinar is FREE to watch, but charges apply for viewers who want to pursue the continuing education requirements. To apply for P.A.C.E.® credit ($25), CLICK HERE after the webinar.
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For more information about rapid serum tubes, please visit the BD web site