The analysis is not including all societal costs and the suffering that patients and relatives may experience as a result of the problems caused by hemolysed blood tests.
- Based on measured sensitivity and specificity in our performance evaluation and a cutoff value for hemolysis of 50 mg/dL.
- Based on that all blood samples are tested and all identified hemolysed samples can be replaced with blood samples free from hemolysis.
- Based on estimation of cost for pre-analytical errors from S. F. Green, “The cost of poor blood specimen quality and errors in preanalytical processes,” Clin. Biochem., vol. 46, no. 13–14, pp. 1175–1179, Sep. 2013.
- Based on a delay of 60 minutes for retake of blood samples due to hemolysis.