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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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.
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.
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.
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