St Michael’s NICU education team

The neonatal unit at St Michaels hospital in Bristol provides specialist care for infants with a wide range of neonatal conditions from across the south west of the UK. This website is to share learning with our clinical team and beyond.

How to take the perfect neonatal clotting sample

Aren’t neonatal clotting samples tricky! They are often crucially important for patient care, eg if surgery is planned or the baby is critically unwell. How can clinicians ensure their samples give accurate results and are not reported as “clotted”- We will give some top tips and some background theory in this article.

St Michael’s Neonatal Unit in Central Bristol