Start by Selecting the appropriate bad for Specimen Transport:



  1. Specimen Preparation
    • Place a label from the requisition on each sample.
    • Include the 2-Patient Identifier such as name and/or birth date, along with the Peel and Stick Label from the requisition.
  2. Bag Preparation
    • Include only one patient sample per bag.
    • Use a cardboard tube holder for 4 or more tubes.
    • Place specimen(s) in sealed portion of bag.
    • If multiple temperature bags are used for the same patient, place a requisition label on the outside of the other temperature-specific bags.
    • Complete the information on front of baggies, including date, patient name and account number.
  3. Requisition Preparation
    • Place horizontally-folded requisition in outside pouch of bag.
    • Account information and barcode should be facing out.
    • If a patient has more than one specimen requiring multiple temperature bags, place the requisition in only one of the bags.


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