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Sample Labelling Requirements


Minimum Labelling Requirements

           

            Either

                        Patient's name (i.e. surname and initials) and patient number (NHI)

Or

           Full name and date of birth (where the NHI is not available).

 

 Specimens from external laboratories:

 

Unique laboratory number from the referring laboratory and patient name (Surname and intials).

 

Odd Shaped Containers (e.g. capillary tubes, glass slides).

 

Either

Patient's name (i.e. surname and initials) and patient number (NHI). Where NHI not available the DOB is to be used

 Or

Unique specimen number and one other identifier e.g. surname

 

Sexual Health Specimens

 

NHI number, encounter number and encrypted name

 

Patients Name Unknown

 

NHI number , Gender

 

Donor Specimens

 

Donation number and reference number.

 


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