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Sarstedt Pediatric Blood Collection Systems

We are currently looking into various ways to decrease blood volumes collected for our pediatric populations and are hoping that we can gather some impressions on the pediatric Sarstedt blood collection system. We would like to know what works well and what some of the issues are that we should be aware of. Specifically, does this system decrease hemolysis rates in pediatric blood collection? How user-friendly and patient-friendly are the collection devices?. Are there any other pre-analytical concerns?

Meditech Magic and Serum and Urine Osmolality

We use Meditech Magic.  We are looking for a calculation for serum and urine osmolalities? Does anyone do calculated osmos? If so, can you send along your calculation. Share online

Getting a CLIA certificate via State survey agencies vs by Accrediting Organizations (AOs)

I was hoping if the artery members had some insight into the advantages and disadvantages of getting a CLIA certificate of Accreditation via State survey agencies vs by Accrediting Organizations (AOs) like COLA or CAP especially in the cases where the states do require lab licenses and these licenses might require an inspection prior. This will require two inspections from the State and AO; wouldn't it better to get one inspection from the State? Grateful for your help