The Nordic preanalytical scientific working group

The working group supported by NFKK has the purpose to act as an advisor for the Nordic clinical chemistry societies on different aspects. The group aims to promote the importance of the quality of the preanalytical phase in the Nordic countries by conducting surveys to assess the current practices. It aims to provide recommendations, write opinion letters, and it has also organized several sessions on preanalytical issues. The group members are:

Mads Nybo, Dept. of Clinical Biochemistry, Odense, Denmark Mads.Nybo (at)
Gunn B. Kristensen, Norwegian Quality Improvement of laboratory examinations (Noklus), Bergen, Norway
Britta Willman, Laboratory medicine, clinical chemistry, University Hospital Umeå, Sweden
Jonna Pelanti, Labquality, Finland

Status on fasting definition for blood sampling in the Nordic countries – time for a harmonized definition

Preanalytical cases for educational use

Opinion paper on how to validate and handle the haemolysis index
Questionnaire results on the validation and use of pneumatic tube systems in the Nordic countries
Nordic implementation of the EFLM blood sampling guideline