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Can unmanned aerial systems (drones) be used for the routine transport of chemistry, hematology, and coagulation laboratory specimens?

Amukele, T. K., Sokoll, L. J., Pepper, D., Howard, D. P., & Street, J. (2015). Can unmanned aerial systems (drones) be used for the routine transport of chemistry, hematology, and coagulation laboratory specimens?. PLoS One, 10(7), e0134020.’’ http://journals.plos.org/plosone/article?id=10.1371/journal.pone.0134020

Summary

The article is about an experiment in which they tested the effects of transporting certain samples that can be used for scientific purposes. 336 Paired samples were tested in this experiment. One half was transported for a variable time with an unmanned aerial system, the other half stayed where it was. After the transport, both parts of every sample where tested with 33 different tests. The outcome was that transporting samples with those systems doesn’t affect the samples. This means that unmanned aerial systems can be used for routine transport of chemistry, hermatology and coagulation laboratory specimens.

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