Platelet concentrate transport in pneumatic tube systems – does it work?
Article first published online: 5 JAN 2012
© 2012 The Author(s). Vox Sanguinis © 2012 International Society of Blood Transfusion
Volume 103, Issue 1, pages 79–82, July 2012
How to Cite
Lancé, M. D., Marcus, M. A. E., van Oerle, R., Theunissen, H. M. S. and Henskens, Y. M. C. (2012), Platelet concentrate transport in pneumatic tube systems – does it work?. Vox Sanguinis, 103: 79–82. doi: 10.1111/j.1423-0410.2011.01580.x
- Issue published online: 12 JUN 2012
- Article first published online: 5 JAN 2012
- Received: 17 September 2011, revised 15 November 2011, accepted 18 November 2011
- blood product quality;
- platelet monitoring;
- platelet transfusion;
- pneumatic tube system
Blood sample transport via pneumatic tube systems (PTS) reduces the turnaround time of laboratories, but it might influence analysis results. Its effect on platelet concentrates (PCs) is not known. Platelet function was investigated after single and multiple PTS transport in comparison with storage and irradiation. Optical and impedance aggregation, CD-62, and microparticles changed as a result of storage, but not due to transport. Irradiation lowered platelet function independently. Multiple transport impaired thrombin receptor-activating peptide-induced aggregation. This investigation demonstrates the feasibility of PTS transport. As platelet function depends on storage, it may be more important to transfuse fresh PCs.