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Wrong Blood in Tube (WBIT)

Specialty:

Clinical Laboratory

Objective:

ICD-10:

Description:

Wrong Blood in Tube (WBIT) is a mislabeled specimen, with the blood in the tube from a patient different the person whose name is on the tube. If tubes are switched then two patients may be affected. WBIT incidents may go unrecognized and may be under-reported.

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