Change in Policy Regarding Misidentified Specimens

Effective March 1, 2010, some changes to our policy regarding specimens submitted to the Department of Pathology that are misidentified or mislabeled will go into effect. This will affect specimens submitted to Specimen Control (6240 RCP), Microbiology (6004BT GH) and Point of Service Laboratories (Critical Care Laboratory, Special Care Nurseries Laboratory, Family Care Center).

The changes include:

Please refer questions to: Tim Gehris, MT(ASCP), CQA(ASQ), Department of Pathology Quality Assurance Coordinator @ 3-6721) or John Kemp, MD, Department of Pathology Director of Clinical Laboratories @ 4-9611.