Specimen Collection Guidelines

imageSpecimen Labeling
Proper sample identification is critical to reporting accurate laboratory results. A minimum of 2 patient identifiers is used to definitively identify each patient; all primary specimen containers and submitted slides should be labeled with a minimum of 2 identifiers at the time of collection.

Ally Clinical Diagnostics kindly requests all specimen containers including blood collection tubes, pour off tubes, urine samples, swabs, tissue and Pap collection vials and slides be identified by both full patient name (first and last) and a second identifier. The second identifier is often the date of birth, but this can also be patient ID number or accession number.