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maureen lawler
Coag studies from heparinized lines
Have there been studies done that prove that after flushing and discarding blood that samples from heparinized lines will yield incorrect results?
Try this one; 1.    Mayo

Try this one;

1.    Mayo DJ, Dimond EP, Kramer W, McDonald KH. Discard volumes necessary for clinically useful coagulation studies from heparinized Hickman catheters. Oncology Nursing Forum. 1996;23(4):671-675.

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