Iowa Regional Histocompatibility and Immunogenetics Laboratory Required Content on Requisitions

In order to comply with regulations by our accrediting agencies [College of American Pathologists (CAP) and the American Society of Histocompatibility and Immunogenetics (ASHI)], the following data elements must be recorded on the requisition:

1) Patient Name
2) Patient Hospital Number (if applicable)
3) Ordering physician
4) Specimen Type (blood, bone marrow, buccal swab, lymph node, spleen, etc.)
5) Date of specimen collection
6) Time of specimen collection
7) Phlebotomist (name of person who drew the specimen)
8) Test Requested
9) Drug Therapy

In accordance with patient safety regulations all tubes containing patient blood samples must be labeled with two identifiers at the time blood is drawn and in the presence of the patient. Any samples that are received in the lab that do not have two identifiers and the draw date will not be processed for testing.