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Sample Labeling Error Issue

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Sample Labeling Error Issue Posted: Fri Sep 09, 2016 12:33 pm
We have a situation where the ordering Doctor told us that she labeled the wrong patient name and date of birth on both sample and test requisition form, only after the testing has been completed. She insisted that we should change the name on the test report to reflect the correct patient. Does the Doctor has the final authorization to have the lab change the name on the test report?
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Re: Sample Labeling Error Issue Posted: Fri Sep 16, 2016 7:25 am
In this situation it is up to the Lab Director to decide what is best. Some labs have a policy that the specimen will be rejected in these instances and the physician notified to recollect it. If your Lab Director decides that it is acceptable to change the patients personal information, you must be sure to document any edits on the final report.
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