Labeling & Requisitions Specimen Requirements
The patient's name and MRN must be clearly written or addressographed on
labels and attached to EACH specimen tube or container. It is required that
occur at the bedside and that verification of the A# with the patient's
wristband can be made.
Each requisition must have patient's first and last name, A#, date
of birth, date and time of collection, patient location, and ordering
physician clearly indicated. The
requested tests should be checked on the standard Laboratory requisition
forms. If the test is not on a standard form it should be written
on a miscellaneous form
using the terminology given in the list of Laboratory procedures. If
the procedure is not on this list please call the Laboratory for proper
- Ensure that the specimen type or container is appropriate and the
volume is adequate for the tests ordered.
- If a Blood Bank specimen is drawn, both the tube and the Blood Bank
card needs to include the Bloodloc code, phelbotomist’s signature, date
and time of draw.
The Microbiology requisition must include time of collection,
clinical diagnosis or organism suspected, if possible, along with
the specific source from which the
specimen was obtained.