pneumatic tube system


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pneumatic tube system

A system for sending small items or papers from one location to another in a building. The item to be sent is placed in a small cylinder that fits snugly in a tube that connects the two locations. Then, the cylinder moves rapidly through the tube to its destination as a result of a force provided by air pressure or a vacuum.
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Are TEG ([R]) results in healthy blood donors affected by the transport of blood samples in a pneumatic tube system? Int J Lab Hematol 2016;38:e73-6.
This paper aims to study the effects of pneumatic tube system sample transport on complete blood count and coagulation parameters.
Infection control guidelines outlined by a major manufacturer of PTS also recommends that each facility "validate the integrity of their sample and medication containers prior to use in pneumatic tube systems." (5)
From 09.12.2011 to 15.12.2011 the hospital pneumatic tube system was not functioning and blood samples were transported manually by hospital staff from the emergency department to the laboratory for evaluation of biochemical parameters; manually-transported blood samples were randomly selected from 49 patients for the study.
Abbreviations: LIS, laboratory information system; LOE, laboratory order entry; PEVCO, pneumatic tube system; phleb, phlebotomist; Q, question; re, regarding; qty, quantity.
To reduce the risk of breakage or leaks, do not use any pneumatic tube system (automated or vacuum specimen delivery system) for transporting specimens from PUI for EVD.
Comparative estimates supported by field data show that while a typical single-lane, non-solar pneumatic tube system annually produces 2,848 pounds of carbon dioxide, the solar-powered TransTrax emits zero pounds of [CO.sub.2].
* pneumatic tube system to loop five pouring decks, cupola and lab for timely handling of micro and chemistry samples.
Contract notice: Pneumatic tube system for nlsh the new landslptali university hospital in reykjavik, Iceland
The pneumatic tube system (PTS) has become a common means of transportation of specimens in medical centers.
On any given day in almost any average-size hospital lab receiving area, there is a constant "swoosh" of pneumatic tube system carriers as they arrive at the station packed with specimens, tissues, or samples that require immediate testing.
Q Our pathologists are considering using a pneumatic tube system to transport units of blood for transfusion.