Blood Sample – Collection Labeling & Documentation – Express Clinics

    Blood Sample – Collection Labeling & Documentation

    When you have a blood sample taken, it’s usually done in your doctor’s rooms, at a pathology collection center, clinic or hospital. Depending on where it takes place the person taking the sample will be a doctor, nurse, or trained phlebotomist – often known as a pathology collector.

    Blood samples are most commonly taken from the inside of the elbow where the veins are usually closer to the surface.

    A tight band or tourniquet will be wrapped around your upper arm to slow the flow of blood.

    Before the needle is inserted, the area will be cleaned with an antiseptic cloth.  The blood sample is transferred into tubes containing the correct preservatives. A small dressing will be placed on the spot where the needle has been to keep it clean and prevent infection.

    Blood Sample Labeling

    Labeling the tube with your name, a personal ID number and the date and time of collection is of the utmost importance. Before the blood sample is taken the person collecting it will ask you to state and/or spell your full names and date of birth. This is to confirm that you are the right person. They may ask you to repeat it after the sample has been taken.

    Information Required for Specimen & Requisition Identification

    Minimum Specimen Identifiers

    Specimens and requisitions sent to the lab must have a minimum of TWO major patient identifiers on each specimen container and requisition:

    • Full patient name: full first and last names.
    • Unique patient ID number: either the RHRN number or the PHN.

    Labeling Blood Tubes

    Specimens should be labeled so that the patient’s name is next to the lid and so that the blood is still visible in the tube.

    Lab personnel needs to be able to see the volume and condition of the specimen without peeling back labels.

    • Do not apply the label over the lid.
    • Do not wrap the label around the tube like a flag.
    • Do not apply the label with the tube lid on the right side.

    The 3″ Clinibase/SCM labels that were created to be placed on patient charts are too long for CLS specimen tubes.  The longer labels have a negative impact on processing by:

    • Blocking viewing of the tube contents
    • Jamming the analyzers
    • Sticking on the gloves of lab personnel

    Breaking specimens resulting in contamination/recollects

    Specimen Rejection

    Improperly Labelled or Unlabelled Samples

    Any specimen not having the minimum labeling requirements will be rejected by the laboratory and will have to be recollected.

    Specimen & Requisition Mismatch

    Specimens labeled with one patient name, and sent with requisitions for another patient will be classified as mislabelled and will need to be recollected; the specimen label and requisition full name and unique identifier must match exactly.

    Exceptions

    For all exceptions to specimen rejection, a Laboratory Sample/Test Request Deficiency Resolution (DR) Form must be completed and signed by the person assuming responsibility for the identification of the specimen.

    A DR Form may be filled out and signed, and the specimen labeled or relabelled, only if:

    • the specimen cannot be recollected due to the specimen type (e.g. CSF, tissue, cytopathology specimens) or due to timing of the collection, recollection would cause undue hardship to the patient.

    Considerations

    The date and time of collection, along with the name of the individual that collected the specimens, must appear on the requisition and specimen sent to the laboratory.

    Use the 24-hour naming convention, and ensure there is no confusion as to the date and/or month of the collection.

    Blood Sample Documentation

    After the sample has been collected and labeled, it is transported to the laboratory. Once the specimen arrives in the laboratory it is booked into the laboratory’s computer system. The tube label contains all the information necessary to ensure that the sample is analyzed for all the tests requested by your doctor and that the results are matched to your name.

    Analysis

    In many blood tests, an automated instrument analyses the sample. In this picture, the tube of blood is being placed directly into the machine. This particular state-of-the-art analyzer is capable of running batches of samples – up to 120 samples per hour.

    Results

    With the latest technology in analyzers comes the ability to generate the results electronically and graphically. The results are checked for quality and accuracy, approved by the laboratory staff and then sent to the doctor (either printed or by electronic download).  If the results indicate the patient may be very ill, the laboratory may call the doctor with the results.

    The length of time between taking the blood sample and when the doctor gets the results can vary greatly, from as little as an hour to as much as several weeks. Urgent tests are performed immediately. The non-urgent test may be performed the next day or on the next run of that particular test.

    Specialized tests may need to be sent away to a reference laboratory and results may not be available for some time.

    Preventive Health Packages

    Packages Parameters & Offer
    Discount
    MRP
    OFFER PRICE
    Parameters
    Add to Cart
    Preventive Health Check Up
    63%
    2,720/-
    999/-
    63
    Executive Health Check Up
    60%
    4,940/-
    1,999/-
    71
    Master Health Check Up
    58%
    7,070/-
    2999/-
    71
    Senior Citizen Health CheckUp
    63%
    9,800/-
    3,599/-
    70
    Smart Women Package
    55%
    8,800/-
    3,999/-
    72
    Express Health Check Up
    60%
    11,760/-
    4,699/-
    88
    Full Body Check Up
    62%
    18,335/-
    6,999/-
    96

    Disease Health Packages

    Packages Parameters & Offer
    Discount
    MRP
    OFFER PRICE
    Parameters
    Add to Cart
    Cardiac Check Up
    55%
    7,635/-
    3,399/-
    65
    Arthritis Check Up
    35%
    11,435/-
    7,399/-
    34
    Diabetes Check Up
    61%
    6,365/-
    2,499/-
    69
    Obesity Profile
    56%
    6,320/-
    2,799/-
    70
    ANC Profile
    59%
    5,130/-
    2,099/-
    56
    PCOD Profile
    27%
    5,510/-
    3,999/-
    33
    Fever Profile
    32%
    4,140/-
    2,799/-
    62

    Annual Health Packages

    Packages Parameters & Offer
    Discount
    MRP
    OFFER PRICE
    Parameters
    Add to Cart
    Senior Citizen Annual Health
    45%
    24,820/-
    13,650/-
    70
    Diabetes Annual Health Care
    59%
    15,780/-
    6,499/-
    69

    Express Clinics Locations

    Kalyani Nagar, Pune:

    Ground Floor, B1 Building, Cerebrum IT Park, Behind Marigold Society, Kalyani Nagar, Pune 411014

    Chinchwad, Pune:

    Shop no 18/19/20, L3 Building, Empire Estate, Chinchwad, Pune – 411019

    Satara Road, Pune:

    Shop No – 110 – 111, Pentagon Building, Shahu College Road, Next to Kaka Halwai, Satara Road, Pune – 411009

    Magarpatta A Wing, Pune:

    S -10, 2nd Floor, A – wing Destination Centre, Magarpatta, Hadapsar, Pune – 411013

    Pimple Saudagar, Pune:

    Shop No-203, 2nd Floor, Rainbow Plaza, Near Shivar Garden Chowk, Pimple Saudagar, Pune – 411057

    Viman Nagar, Pune:

    Row House No-2, Plot No – 88, Wing F, Nitron Landmark, Vimannagar, Pune-14

    FC Road, Pune:

    Shop No 9 to 13, Ground Floor, Mantri House, Next to Kotak Mahindra Bank, Fergusson College Road, Dnyaneshwar Paduka Chowk, Shivaji Nagar, Pune – 411005

    Nerul-Seawoods, Mumbai:

    Shop No 18 & 19, Ground Floor Giriraj Housing Society Ltd Plot No 7 & 8, Sector 44, Palm Beach Road Nerul – Seawoods (West), Navi Mumbai – 400706

    Kalyan, Mumbai:

    Ground Floor, Mohan Plaza-II, Sr. No-3 Hissa No-1, Near Potdar International School, Khadakpada Wayle Nagar, Kalyan (w) Pincode – 421301

    Lajpat Nagar, Delhi:

    C-11, Lajpat Nagar- III, New Delhi – 110024

    Gurgaon, Gurgaon:

    SCO-58, Sector-56, HUDA Shopping Centre, Gurgaon – 122002 ( Near MORE Store)

    Dwarka, Delhi:

    Plot No.9, First Floor, Opp.IGL Gas Station, Sector-12A, Dwarka -110075

    Punjabi Bagh, Delhi:

    Basement, 14, West Avenue Road, West Punjabi Bagh, Punjabi Bagh, Delhi – 110026

    Rohini, Delhi:

    E 1/13, Sector-7, Opposite M2K Mall, Rohini, New Delhi – 110085

    Noida, Noida:

    C-60, Sector-2 Main Road, Gautam Budh Nagar, Noida (UP) – 201301

    Indirapuram, Ghaziabad:

    403, Nitikhand 2 Near Swarn Jayanti Park , Opposite Bihari Market & Krishna Vista Gate No.3, Indirapuram , Ghaziabad UP-201014.

    Faridabad, Faridabad:

    1D, BP Hardware Chowk, Faridabad. PIN – 121001

    HSR Layout, Bengaluru:

    No #. 244, 17Th Cross, 7th Sector, Near BDA Complex, Opposite vasan eye & dental care hospital, HSR Layout, Bengaluru – 560102

    Koramangala, Bengaluru:

    Plot No 137, Ground Floor, 5th Block, JNC Road, Koramangala, Bengaluru – 560095

    Marathahalli, Bengaluru:

    UB ELEGA, No Marathali, 90, Outer Ring Rd, Jyothi Puram, Kartik Nagar, Marathahalli, Bengaluru – 560037

    Kalyan Nagar, Bengaluru:

    #803,Ground Floor, SS Comforts, 2nd Cross, HRBR Layout, 1st Block, Kalyan Nagar, Bengaluru – 560043

    Express Clinics New Locations

    Hyderabad, Telangana:

    Konda Pride, Plot No, 1299c, 2 Floor, Rd Number 1, near IOC Petrol Pump, Jubilee Hills, Hyderabad, Telangana 500033

    Nashik

    Shop No 8, Punyasmruti Apt, Opp to Body Master Gym, B Road, Behind Water tank, Nashik 422007

    Bhopal

    Address : C-39 Padmanabh Nagar, Raisen Road, Bhopal. Madhya Pradesh- 462023

    Ahmedabad

    Address : FF-1, Simandhar Tower, Opp Safal Parijat Flats,
    Near Jain Temple, Bodakdev,
    Ahmedabad, Gujarat 380054

    Call Now
    Enquiry Form
    close slider

    Enquiry Form

    Call back