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Clinical Labeling

Labeling includes a minimum of 2 patient identifiers.  Acceptable identifiers include patientís full name, date of birth, account number and requisition number.  If specimens are submitted with a Pathologists' Regional Laboratory requisition, a numbered sticker that is unique to every requisition is provided and is acceptable as a unique identifier.  The specimen or requisition should also include date and time of collection.  Specimens without 2 definitive patient identifiers will unfortunately be rejected and must be recollected.  Please ensure that all specimens submitted to PRL for testing are properly identified.