specimen label

specimen label

A means of uniquely identifying the source of a clinical specimen sent for laboratory analysis.

Patient care

The label should include the full name of the patient, as well as additional identifiers such as the patient's date of birth, the date the laboratory specimen was obtained, the patient care unit, or the last four digits of the patient's social security number. For specimens sent to the blood bank, additional identifiers are required, including the signature or the initials of the person who obtained the specimen.

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This article describes how specimen label data related to these collections were digitized and photographed, and all specimens cataloged and accessioned into the USNM inventory.
Specimen label Tested number D x t KQ-4 5 [empty set]400 x 10 KQ-5 7 [empty set]400 x 10 KQ-7 2 [empty set]400 x 10 Specimen label d x [t.sub.1]/b x [t.sub.2] a KQ-4 [empty set]159 x 10/2-160 x 10 1.47 KQ-5 [empty set]159 x 10/2-210 x 10 1.08 KQ-7 [empty set]159 x 10/2-160 x 10 1.95 Specimen label Connection type KQ-4 Butt weld KQ-5 Butt weld KQ-7 Fillet weld Note.
Nominal dimensions of specimens and test results Specimen label [F.sub.y] (MPa) [[beta].sub.1] [[beta].sub.1max] RL50-1 348.32 -0.23 -0.23 RL50-2 351.28 -0.21 RL50-3 349.78 -0.225 RL60-1 346.02 -0.24 -0.24 RL60-2 347.23 -0.237 RL60-3 348.95 -0.23 RL65-1 351.89 -0.18 -0.22 RL65-2 350.75 -0.20 RL65-3 348.56 -0.22 Specimen label [[beta].sub.2] [[beta].sub.2max] b/t RL50-1 0.22 0.22 8.33 RL50-2 0.208 RL50-3 0.21 RL60-1 0.224 0.23 13.33 RL60-2 0.21 RL60-3 0.23 RL65-1 0.23 0.25 10.83 RL65-2 0.246 RL65-3 0.25 Table 7.
in this issue of Clinical Chemistry (10) describes a novel engineering approach to read the specimen label using optical character recognition (OCR) to compare the patient name in the laboratory information system record to the patient name printed on the customer's label.
lyelli specimen label at the University of Washington Burke Museum of Natural History and Culture (UWBM-71769) has a recorded elevation of 3,350 m, with no notes on habitat.
Yes 18 60.0 No 12 40.0 When a specimen does not meet the requirements for specimen labeling information, does your institution permit the specimen label to be corrected?
A comprehensive library of Avery, LaserBand and EndurID forms; point-of-care, (handheld) phlebotomy/ specimen label module; medication/asset/equipment label printing; and, electronic signature/fingerprint capture.
The instrument-compatible microtube has the same outer dimensions as a venous collection tube (13 x 75 mm) with a false bottom, which facilitates the collection of small volumes (maximum of 500 [micro]L) of blood and the application of a full barcode specimen label. The tube has a pierceable cap, which allows it to be processed in the automated mode on hematology analyzers, thereby, minimizing laboratorians' hands-on time in processing capillary specimens.
Mislabeling, in which the specimen label did not match the requisition, occurred in 25 reports (11%) and often misidentified the patient's name.
After both the advanced materials processing window and the PowerPath client window have changed, SMILE responds by announcing the name of the patient, specimen number (such as "specimen 1") of the scanned slide, and the corresponding specimen label, such as "left back of thigh." Note that the pathologist does not always have to start with the first slide of the first specimen in a multiple-specimen case, although that is the most common way to start a case.