APA 6th Edition Simundic, A. i Lippi, G. (2012). Preanalytical phase – a continuous challenge for laboratory professionals. Biochemia Medica, 22 (2), 145-149. Preuzeto s https://hrcak.srce.hr/83218
MLA 8th Edition Simundic, Ana-Maria i Giuseppe Lippi. "Preanalytical phase – a continuous challenge for laboratory professionals." Biochemia Medica, vol. 22, br. 2, 2012, str. 145-149. https://hrcak.srce.hr/83218. Citirano 22.01.2021.
Chicago 17th Edition Simundic, Ana-Maria i Giuseppe Lippi. "Preanalytical phase – a continuous challenge for laboratory professionals." Biochemia Medica 22, br. 2 (2012): 145-149. https://hrcak.srce.hr/83218
Harvard Simundic, A., i Lippi, G. (2012). 'Preanalytical phase – a continuous challenge for laboratory professionals', Biochemia Medica, 22(2), str. 145-149. Preuzeto s: https://hrcak.srce.hr/83218 (Datum pristupa: 22.01.2021.)
Vancouver Simundic A, Lippi G. Preanalytical phase – a continuous challenge for laboratory professionals. Biochemia Medica [Internet]. 2012 [pristupljeno 22.01.2021.];22(2):145-149. Dostupno na: https://hrcak.srce.hr/83218
IEEE A. Simundic i G. Lippi, "Preanalytical phase – a continuous challenge for laboratory professionals", Biochemia Medica, vol.22, br. 2, str. 145-149, 2012. [Online]. Dostupno na: https://hrcak.srce.hr/83218. [Citirano: 22.01.2021.]
Sažetak Preanalytical phase is the most vulnerable part of the total testing process and is considered to be among the greatest challenges to the laboratory professionals. However, preanalytical activities, ma-nagement of unsuitable specimens and reporting policies are not fully standardized, nor harmonized worldwide. Several standards related to blood sampling and sample transportation and handling are available, but compliance to those guidelines is low, especially outside the laboratory and if blood sampling is done without the direct supervision of the laboratory staff. Furthermore, for some most critical procedures within the preanalytical phase, internationally accepted guidelines and recommen-dations as well as related quality measures are unfortunately unavailable. There is large heterogeneity in the criteria for sample rejection, the different strategies by which unacceptable sam-ples are managed, processed and test results reported worldwide. Management of unacceptable spe-cimens warrants therefore immediate harmonization. Alongside the challenging and long road of pati-ent safety, preanalytical phase offers room for improvement, and Editors at Biochemia Medica Journal definitely hope to continue providing a respective mean for reporting studies on different preanalytical phase topics. With pleasure and delight we invite potential future authors to submit their articles examining the quality of various preanalytical activities to Biochemia Medica. We will keep nurturing this topic as our prominent feature and by this we hope to be able to deliver valid evidence for some future guidelines and recommendations.