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Specimen Labels: Content and Location, Fonts, and Label Orientation, 1st Edition

The purpose of this standard is to reduce human errors currently associated with the lack of standardization of labels on clinical laboratory specimens. The standard identifies the required human-readable elements to appear on specimen labels and specifies the exact locations, fonts, and font sizes of these elements.    

This reaffirmed document has been reviewed and confirmed as suitable to remain published without revision to content, as of January 2018. The document’s next scheduled review is generally five years after the reaffirmation date.

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Chairholder: Charles D. Hawker, PhD, MBA, FACB

Date of Publication: April 28, 2011

Order Code PDF: AUTO12AE
ISBN Number: 1-56238-748-0

Order Code Print: AUTO12A
ISBN Number: 1-56238-748-0

Edition: First

Pages: 52

AUTO12 Additional Details

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has evaluated and recognized this approved-level consensus standard for use in satisfying a regulatory requirement.