In the daily laboratory practice, there are patients coming to blood collection sites chewing sugar-free gum, considering it irrelevant to laboratory tests. The aim of this study was to evaluate whether a sugar-free chewing gum can interfere with laboratory tests.

Can chewing gum be another source of preanalytical variability in fasting outpatients?

Lima-Oliveira, Gabriel
2020-01-01

Abstract

In the daily laboratory practice, there are patients coming to blood collection sites chewing sugar-free gum, considering it irrelevant to laboratory tests. The aim of this study was to evaluate whether a sugar-free chewing gum can interfere with laboratory tests.
blood specimen collection; diagnostic errors; fasting; postprandial period; reproducibility of results
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