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How can you be sure your collection protocols are being met? What can you do to help control product usage and drive standardization?

More than a convenience, the right specimen collection kits offer an effective combination of products, packaging, instructions, compliant labeling.  Our Cardinal Health Laboratory Kitting Advisors will work with you to customize the right kit for your needs:

  • Product components
  • Labeling & instructions
  • Box design, Imprinting & logos
  • DOT compliance
  • Specimen integrity

    Specimen integrity

    A specimen collection kit can help you achieve specimen integrity without adding costs or workload to a budget already stretched too thin.

    • Adherence to collection protocols
    • Adequate specimen quantity
    • Less contamination 1,2,3,4
    • Improved turnaround
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  • Staff efficiency

    Staff efficiency

    Depending on your needs and application, the right collection kit can simplify workflow and training, drive standardization and reduce SKUs, drive efficiency of ordering and inventory management.

    Laboratorians and clinicians
    — More time for patients
    Materials management
    — More efficient ordering and less material handling
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  • Patient satisfaction

    Patient satisfaction

    Specimen collection kits help decrease turnaround times and contamination rates1 which can help ensure staff and patient satisfaction.

    • Fewer retests1,2,3
    • Faster treatment1,2,3,4
    • Shorter hospital stays1,2,3
    alt

1 Self WH, Talbot TR, Paul BR, Collins SP, Ward MJ. Cost Analysis of Strategies to Reduce Blood Culture Contamination in the Emergency Department: Sterile Collection Kits and Phlebotomy Teams. Infection control and hospital epidemiology: the official journal of the Society of Hospital Epidemiologists of America. 2014;35(8):1021-1028.

2 Boyce JM, Nadeau J, Dumigan D, Miller D, Dubowsky C, Reilly L, Hannon CV. Obtaining Blood Cultures by Venipuncture versus from Central Lines: Impact on Blood Culture Contamination Rates and Potential Effect on Central Line–Associated Bloodstream Infection Reporting. Infection control and hospital epidemiology: the official journal of the Society of Hospital Epidemiologists of America. 2013;34(10):1042-1047.

3 Self WH, Speroff T, Grijalva CG, McNaughton CD, Ashburn J, Liu D, Arbogast PG, Russ S, Storrow AB, Talbot TR. Reducing Blood Culture Contamination in the Emergency Department: An Interrupted Time Series Quality Improvement Study. Academic emergency medicine: official journal of the Society for Academic Emergency Medicine. 2013;20:89-97.

4 Marini MA, Truog AW. Reducing False Positive Peripheral Blood Cultures in a Pediatric Emergency Department. Journal of emergency nursing. 2013;(39)5:440-446.
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urEssential

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labXchange

Cardinal Health labXchange is a unique online forum where the interchange of ideas between thought leaders and laboratory practitioners come together in one convenient place.  Visit the Exhibit Hall to see new technologies and products, the Lecture Hall to view webinars from industry leaders and earn CE credts, and the Community of Learning to ask questions and share ideas with experts and peers.