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VA Technical Reference Model v 22.11

Pyxis Specimen Collection Verification
Pyxis Specimen Collection Verification Technology

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Description: Pyxis Specimen Collection Verification is a patient and specimen identification system for inpatients and outpatients at the point-of-care. The system requires barcode scanning of the patient wristband before blood is drawn or specimens are collected and provides bedside access to patient demographics, allergy warnings, notifications, safety alerts, order verification, and collection documentation.

Additionally, this software automatically documents collection time and reasons for uncollected specimens and lets a user identify and track specimens. The user can access reports, including the number of collections by personnel, and incomplete draws through the management console. The system focuses on ensuring clinicians correctly label and collect a patient`s lab specimen.

Data collected by Pyxis Specimen Collection Verification is stored in a Microsoft Structured Query Language (SQL) Server database.

Note: There is no product website for this technology, as it is no longer supported by the vendor.
Technology/Standard Usage Requirements: Users must ensure their use of this technology/standard is consistent with VA policies and standards, including, but not limited to, VA Handbooks 6102 and 6500; VA Directives 6004, 6513, and 6517; and National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) standards, including Federal Information Processing Standards (FIPS). Users must ensure sensitive data is properly protected in compliance with all VA regulations. Prior to use of this technology, users should check with their supervisor, Information Security Officer (ISO), Facility Chief Information Officer (CIO), or local Office of Information and Technology (OI&T) representative to ensure that all actions are consistent with current VA policies and procedures prior to implementation.
Section 508 Information: This technology has not been assessed by the Section 508 Office. The Implementer of this technology has the responsibility to ensure the version deployed is 508-compliant. Section 508 compliance may be reviewed by the Section 508 Office and appropriate remedial action required if necessary. For additional information or assistance regarding Section 508, please contact the Section 508 Office at
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Decision Source: TRM Mgmt Group
Decision Process: One-VA TRM v19.4
Decision Date: 04/16/2019
Introduced By: TRM Request
Vendor Name: BD
- The information contained on this page is accurate as of the Decision Date (04/16/2019).