Accurate specimen identification is critical to laboratory regulatory compliance and operational performance. Missing labels account for 10% of specimen labeling errors, according to a TechValidate survey of 152 laboratory professionals.

That’s why proper application of lab labels is essential. If a label is not properly applied it could lead to unidentified or lost specimens, which negatively impact lab efficiency, regulatory compliance, patient safety, and patient satisfaction.

Learn how to properly attach lab labels in this quick how-to video.

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Make it Stick: How to Properly Apply Specimen Labels to Blood Tubes
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Learn how to properly attach lab labels in this quick how-to video.
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PDC Healthcare
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Gustavo Ornelas

Gustavo Ornelas is a marketing assistant at PDC where he helps in planning and executing campaigns aimed at promoting patient safety and workflow efficiency for healthcare. Gustavo graduated from Chico State University in Northern California with a degree in Media Arts, Design, and Technology. Prior to joining PDC, he was a crew member for documentary films that were set to broadcast on PBS, a social media specialist for a fitness center, and a photographer for a radio station and an award winning university newspaper. Outside of PDC, you’ll find Gustavo enjoying time with his loved ones, working as a freelance photographer, and exercising at the gym.

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