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dc.contributor.authorÇoban Ramazan, Dilber
dc.contributor.authorBaykan, Özgür
dc.contributor.authorŞirikçi, Önder
dc.contributor.authorHaklar, Goncagül
dc.date.accessioned2016-04-15T18:30:47Z
dc.date.available2016-04-15T18:30:47Z
dc.date.issued2014
dc.identifier.issn13300962
dc.identifier.urihttp://tinyurl.com/hz4u66c
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/11424/4434
dc.description.abstractIntroduction: Serum blood collection tubes with separator gel are widely used by many laboratories for chemistry analyses. We describe a case of a primary blood collection tube filled with blood sample and a floating separator gel. Materials and methods: The blood sample was collected from a 51 years old female in intensive care unit with the diagnosis of pneumonia into a BD Vacutainer SST tube (Becton Dickinson, NJ, USA) containing serum separator gel and conveyed to the core laboratory of Marmara University Hospital within 30 minutes from collection. Sample was immediately centrifuged at room temperature at 1500 × g for 10 minutes. Results: The analyses revealed a highly increased total protein concentration of 145 g/L (reference interval 64-83 g/L). The nephelometric analyses showed an elevated serum IgG concentration of 108 g/L (reference interval 6.5-16 g/L) and IgG lambda monoclonal band was determined by serum immunofixation electrophoresis. Conclusion: Limitation of the separator gel tubes in patients with a high plasma density and its possible effects on test results and laboratory costs should be remembered. The clinical diagnosis stated in the information system should also reveal known comorbid conditions besides the apparent admission reason. This information would avoid resampling, additional testing, and communication efforts with the clinicians. © by Croatian Society of Medical Biochemistry and Laboratory Medicine.en_US
dc.language.isoengen_US
dc.relation.isversionof10.11613/BM.2014.021en_US
dc.rightsinfo:eu-repo/semantics/restrictedAccessen_US
dc.subjectBlood collection tube; Floating gel; Hyperproteinemia; Preanalytical phase; Separator gelen_US
dc.titleAbnormal gel flotation in a patient with apperant pneumonia diagnosis: A case reporten_US
dc.typearticleen_US
dc.contributor.authorIDTR190286en_US
dc.contributor.authorIDTR11517en_US
dc.contributor.authorIDTR1543en_US
dc.relation.journalBiochemia Medicaen_US
dc.contributor.departmentDepartment of Biochemistry, School of Medicine, Marmara Universityen_US
dc.identifier.volume24en_US
dc.identifier.issue1en_US
dc.identifier.startpage180en_US
dc.identifier.endpage182en_US


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