It is essential to appreciate that a laboratory report is only as good as the specimen
The standard operating procedure (SOP) for laboratory receipt of specimens
required the documentation of the following; date, time of receipt, location of specimen
origin, patient's name, type of test, and nursing staffs name who delivered the specimen
to the laboratory.
In this study, holes were predrilled into specimens
in order to permit the outward permeation of steam, and hence, reduce the risk of specimen
swelling or rupture.
cooling by mechanisms of free convection and radiation to the air with the temperature of 20[degrees]C was considered.
Objectives: To determine the frequency of incidentally diagnosed carcinoma prostate in prostatic specimens
removed by transurethral approach for benign prostatic hyperplasia.
Conversion from the current equipment to the new microtube may enable the hematology lab to further improve efficiency and potentially reduce specimen
11] compared the performance of the structural timber in compression parallel and small clear specimens
where he states that the compression strength of the structural specimen
value has a good agreement between the compression strength provided in the DNA-ECS (Portuguese Nationally Determined Parameters of Eurocode 5) based on the small clear specimen
4) Further, several studies have demonstrated that bar coding patient specimens
A positive/negative (P/N) ratio was calculated from results of the MAC-ELISA for each specimen
tested and was interpreted as the following: P/N ratios <2 were reported as negative, P/N ratios 2-<3 were reported as equivocal, and P/N ratios [greater than or equal to] 3 were reported as presumptive positive, as defined in the emergency use authorization.
Regular monitoring of our own incident reports through our reporting system identified a rise in specimen
labelling related issues within the organisation and though most errors were corrected through the laboratory checking system, there was potential risk to patients.
All the health care personnel and the lab staff handling the specimens
should know and follow proper sterile techniques and guidelines for the careful collection of specimen
and disposal of contaminated specimen
and other biological material.
Robert Burn collected a twelfth specimen
some 10 metres away, also on Z.