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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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.
We have elected to use the name that Sehnem had inscribed on the specimen label since the overall stature and robust appearance of the taxon merit the appellation.
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.
One solution to address this problem that has been applied in several health systems is to use wireless bar code technology to match the identification of patient and specimen at the episode of specimen collection and affix the specimen label generated at the point of care.
Using barcode technology, the device helps nurses, phlebotomists, and other care providers accomplish these goals at the bedside: positive patient identification; positive specimen identification; and real-time specimen label printing.
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Wireless and barcode technology bring positive patient identification (PPID), positive specimen identification, and real-time specimen label printing to the bedside.
Back-office activity consists of hundreds of SQL database tables, thousands of lines of programming code, and a score of menus that must be navigated to print the specimen label, bill the insurance carrier and track the specimen.