A standard operating procedure (SOP) is a set of written instructions that describe, in detail, how to perform a laboratory process or experiment safely and effectively. Laboratories must have written SOPs when the work in laboratory.
Overview Phlebotomy – the drawing of blood – has been practised for centuries and is still one of the most common invasive procedures in health care. Each step in the process of phlebotomy affects thequality of the specimen and is thus important for preventing laboratory error, patient injury andeven death. Issues in Phlebotomy If a blood sample is poorly collected, the results may be inaccurate and misleading to the clinician, and the patient may have […]