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Bismarck

  Sanford Downtown Walk-in Clinic
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  Sanford North Walk-in Clinic
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  Sanford Children's Walk-in Clinic
Serving children
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Dickinson


  Sanford Health Walk-in Clinic
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Minot


  Sanford Health Walk-in Clinic
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Specimen labeling

  • Assure correct identification of the patient by checking the patient's wristband for the name and patient identification number prior to collection and labeling. For patients without writsbands, ask the patient to state his/her name and date of birth.
  • The sample container must be labeled at the time of collection by the person obtaining the specimen.
  • For proper identification two positive patient identifiers must be used on the label as mandated by The Joint Commission and CAP.
    Labels must include the:
    • Patient's full legal name (no nicknames)
    • Patient's DOB or Sanford Health clinic history number
    • Date and time of collection
    • Initials of the person obtaining the specimen
      Example:
      Mouse, Mickey
      DOB: 11/18/28 OR chn: 12345678
      11/2/11 @ 1345
      CLP

  • For specimens other than blood (ex.culture swabs) please include the site of collection either on the label or in the order.
  • Unlabeled specimens occur when the patient identification is not present on the tube or container holding the specimen. You may be asked to recollect specimens that the lab receives unlabeled. Unlabeled specimens are considered a patient safety concern.
  • Mislabeled specimens occur when there is only one positive patient identifier, when the wrong patient's label is used, when the name/DOB on the specimen do not agree with the charge ticket and when the name/DOB were written incorrectly. You may be asked to recollect specimens that the lab receives mislabeled. Mislabeled specimens are considered a patient safety concern.
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