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Factors Affecting Patient Misidentification | Collection of Laboratory Specimens

Purpose:

To prevent patient misidentification when collecting a laboratory specimen.

Specialty:

Clinical Laboratory

Objective:

laboratory tests, prevention

ICD-10:

Description:

Misidentification errors with laboratory specimens can arise from misidentification of the patient or misidentification of a specimen. It is necessary to positively identify the patient and to avoid possible pitfalls, especially in high-risk situations.

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