Of the 30 existing bar code symbologies, the ones used most widely in the laboratory--approved by the Health Industry Business Communications Council (HIBCC
)--are Codabar, Interleaved 2 of 5 (I 2 of 5), Code 39, and Code 128.
Comprising 70 fields, each label consists of many type fonts and sizes, graphics, boxes, reverse type, two logos, and an HIBCC
(industry standard) bar code.
The Health Industry Business Communications Council (HIBCC
) has specified the use of code 3 of 9 or code 39 for health industry applications.