Even though; labeling errors have been categorized as class 1, typographical errors with no clinical consequences; class 2, minor errors unlikely to have clinical consequences; and class 3, errors that are significant and have the potential to impact patient care detrimentally, we histology laboratory professionals consider all labeling errors are fatal.
Secondly, histology laboratories in LMIC use different from laboratory to laboratory and traditional ways of labeling their blocks and cassettes. As a result, there is no similar communication whenever there is a chance of sample referral and knowledge transfer sessions.
Therefore; experienced institutions like ASCP, NSH and CAP should try their best to share and implement the quality of labeling in a uniform and consistent fashion to avoid potentially serious errors; to increase efficiency in the distribution, examination, filing, and retrieval of the material; and to facilitate communication among institutions. It believes that the error would be reduced if the standard is changed.
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