The order of draw during blood collection: A systematic literature review

Giacomo Bazzano, Alessandro Galazzi, Gian Domenico Giusti, Mauro Panigada, Dario Laquintana

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Abstract

Blood collection is one of the most common nursing procedures and is not devoid of com-plications. The order of draw during blood collection is a controversial theme. We aimed to define the efficacy of the order of draw during blood collection to guarantee an exact biochemical result. We carried out a systematic literature review on PubMed, Scopus, Web of Science, CINAHL, Embase, Joanna Briggs Institute, Cochrane Library, and Google Scholar. Articles written in English and pub-lished from 2000 to 2020 were considered suitable. The analysis of the 11 articles included highlighted different opinions; however, the most recent evidence declares that the cross-contamination caused by the incorrect order of draw is a trait only in the open system of drawing. The most recent evidence affirms the negligible effect of the order of draw during blood collection when using the closed blood collection system, while it is recommended when using the open collection system.

Original languageEnglish
Article number1568
Number of pages12
JournalInternational Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health
Volume18
Issue number4
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Feb 2 2021

Keywords

  • Blood collection
  • Blood collection tube
  • Nursing
  • Order of draw
  • Phlebotomy
  • Preanalitical phase
  • Venipuncture

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Public Health, Environmental and Occupational Health
  • Health, Toxicology and Mutagenesis

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