Publisher: Clinical and Laboratory Standards Institute
Chairholder: Dennis J. Ernst, MT(ASCP), NCPT(NCCT)
Release date: May, 2019
Pages: 74 Table of Contents and sample pages
By special arrangement with the Clinical and Laboratory Standards Institute, we are proud to offer our customers copies of Accuracy in Patient and Sample Identification— Second Edition.
This latest revision, released in May, 2019, sets the standard for identifying patients and labeling blood and non-blood samples used for diagnostic testing. It specifies the processes required to ensure
accurate patient and specimen identification in manual and electronic systems across the health care organization. Processes include system design considerations, differences in requirements for patients
with or without identification bands, and provisions for patients with communication barriers.
Differences in requirements for patients with or without ID band.
Guidance on bar-code system implementation and user training.
Validation of patient identification systems or programs and ongoing monitoring as a quality measure.