OHSU

TRANSPORTATION FROM INPATIENT AND OUTPATIENT LOCATIONS WITH PNEUMATIC TUBE ACCESS

ZONE/STATION DESTINATION FOR LAB SPECIMENS

Which lab is to receive samples?

Station

Number

 

Toxicology/Microbiology, Immunology, Chemistry, Allergy, Referred Tests, Hematology,
Transfusion/Blood Bank, Urine

    13


Surgical Pathology (frozen section)

     19 

For additional information on the use of the pneumatic tube system consult the Pneumatic Tube System User's Manual.

  • Place specimens (and corresponding requisitions, if applicable)  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 ice in biohazard ziplock bag and seal completely. Wrap this bag around the specimen and place into another biohazard bag. Make sure the outer bag is sealed, and place requisition in the pocket.
  • Verify that carrier is completely closed by hearing an audible click when closing.
  • Enter the correct station number, and ensure that the carrier leaves the station.