Laboratory Specimens

Laboratory specimens require accurate identification. A recent blood sample study* carried our across 10 countries found that on average:

  • 1 in 183 samples were mis-labelled
  • 1 in 1056 samples were mis-collected

Zebra printers are a convenient way of producing the labels at the patient’s bedside, at the nurses’ station or in the laboratory. Scanning the barcode on the patient’s record or wristband ensures that the full and correct data is transferred to the specimen label automatically.

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*Dzik et al. An international study of the performance of patient sample collection, Vox Sanguinis, 2003