TRANSPORTATION FROM INPATIENT AND OUTPATIENT LOCATIONS WITH PNEUMATIC TUBE ACCESS
ZONE/STATION DESTINATION FOR LAB SPECIMENS
|Which lab is to receive samples?
||4 Inch Green Zone
||4 Inch Orange Zone
||6 Inch Zone
|Urinalysis-only approved tubes
|Surgical Pathology (frozen section)
Must call 503 494-6776 before sending.
*This information is printed on Epic specimen labels at the top, right.
For additional information on the use of the pneumatic tube system consult the Pneumatic Tube System User's Manual.
- Place specimens and corresponding requisitions into a biohazard bag. Samples must be sealed into the zip lock portion and requisitions placed in the pocket.
- Multiple patients per bag are acceptable for all departments but not preferred.
- The following container types cannot be sent through the Pneumatic Tube Station.
Platelet Function Analysis
- Do not remove foam liners. They must be in place to prevent sample breakage.
- Position sample in biohazard bags so that they don't move around in the carrier, don't fill the carrier so full that it cannot be securely and completely closed.
- Samples on ice must be double bagged. Put sample and ice in biohazard ziplock bag and seal completely. Put this bag and requisition into a sealed biohazard bag.
- Verify that carrier is completely closed by hearing an audible clock onclosure.
- For EXTREME EMERGENCY specimens ONLY, press A, then type 911, then the destination code, and press Enter.
- When blood products are sent through the system, a receipt form will accompany them. This form must be completed by the receiver, placed back into the carrier in which the blood was received, and sent back to Transfusion Service, Station 42.
- When sending perishable items, stay by the tube long enough to be sure that it actually leaves the station and the display does not say "station not available."