Specimen Collection Update
Please ensure that ALL of the specimen containers sent into the laboratory have at minimum, TWO forms of patient identifiers.
The most common identifiers are:
1. Patient Name (First & Last)
2. Barcode from Requisition Form
3. Patient Date of Birth (Ex: DOB 10/13/1988)
4. Unique Identifier – Must be on Requisition Form & Specimen Container (EX: Patient ID)
This means that all DNA Tubes or TOX Cups must contain a minimum of TWO patient identifiers. (You may need to use a permanent marker to write on TOX Cups)