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Table. 4.

Table. 4.

Labeling procedure and methods of transportation of the blood samples collected

Category Questionnaire Outpatient (%) Ward (%) Emergency room (%)
Labeling Print a barcode label in front of the patient and attach it to the tube before blood collection 48 (80.0) 6 (8.0) 4 (5.2)
Print a barcode label in front of the patient and attach it to the tube after blood collection 2 (3.3) 0 (0.0) 1 (1.3)
Print a barcode label and attach it to the tube at the nurse station before blood collection 7 (11.7) 60 (80.0) 61 (79.2)
Print a barcode label and attach it to the tube at the nurse station after blood collection 0 (0.0) 1 (1.3) 8 (10.4)
Others 3 (5.0) 8 (10.7) 3 (3.9)
Total* 60 (100) 75 (100) 77 (100)
Transportation Pneumatic tube system 26 (32.1) 30 (37.0) 45 (55.6)
Sample transportation robot 3 (3.7) 0 (0.0) 2 (2.5)
Nursing assistant 3 (3.7) 27 (33.3) 11 (13.6)
Employees outside the laboratory dedicated to sample transportation 2 (2.5) 12 (14.8) 11 (13.6)
Laboratory staff dedicated to sample transportation 29 (35.8) 2 (2.5) 0 (0.0)
Others 18 (22.2) 10 (12.3) 12 (14.8)
Total 81 (100) 81 (100) 81 (100)

*Only cases where the specimen tubes were manually labeled are included; Provided only one representative method, even if multiple methods of sample transportation are used; Other responses included a dumbwaiter, pneumatic tube system with laboratory staff dedicated to sample transportation, sample transportation robot with laboratory staff dedicated to sample transportation, sample transportation system, auto track system, nurse, and blood sampling staff.

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