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 specimen label
has a visual indicator that the specimen has a stat priority, which allows it to be triaged accordingly (Figure 1, B).
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.
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.
Mislabeling, in which the specimen label
did not match the requisition, occurred in 25 reports (11%) and often misidentified the patient's name.
The printer produces a specimen label
at the bedside.
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
Of the three types, the specimen label
is the most important.
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.