Aim: Label the samples in strict compliance with the procedures for sampling and sample transmission described by:
– The order creating GBEA 2 (French good medical laboratory practice guidelines) (Chapter 3.2, Identification of samples)
– NF ISO 15189 Standard (Chapter 5.4.1)
It is imperative that all transported specimens or samples include:
– Last name
– Married name for married women
– First name
– Date of birth
These indications must be perfectly legible. These items are used to differentiate homonyms, link the patient to his/her medical history, and for attributing the appropriate reference values (men, women, children, newborns, etc.)
NB: The absence of or error in sample identification constitutes a criterion of non-conformity and will be recorded as such in the quality system, potentially resulting in the non-performance of the requested tests.
In addition to the clinical information on the patient, the following should be shown on the prescription sheet:
– the time and date of the sample,
– the type of specimen and the anatomical site of origin,
– the nature of the prescribed tests,
– the name or stamp of the authorized prescriber,
– contact information of the prescriber.