Specimen collection is the vital first step in the laboratory diagnosis process. Problems can arise when a patient is misidentified (see PPID) or a specimen isn’t labelled correctly. In Australia, healthcare providers are required to comply with Australian Standard (AS) ISO 15189-2013* when it comes to the collection and testing of pathology specimens.
To assist in the specimen collection process, Health ID provides a wide range of mobile computing and label printing solutions for the healthcare sector. We partner with some of the biggest names in specimen collection labelling, including Zebra, SATO and Datalogic. We also work with many of Australia’s leading healthcare providers, including NSW Health and Queensland Health.
* AS ISO 15189-2013 (Medical laboratories - Requirements for quality and competence).
Benefits of specimen collection labelling
A quality specimen collection labelling system provides several key benefits.
In Australia, many hospitals use a mobile computer / label printer deployed on a medical cart (Workstation on Wheels) to assist with specimen collections.
What specimen collection solutions do we provide?
Health ID provides a complete point-of-care barcode labelling solution – featuring products designed specifically for the healthcare sector. Many of these products are Cerner-validated, and manufactured from antimicrobial and/or chemical-resistant materials (to assist with aseptic technique).
Common specimen collection labelling products we supply include:-
Which vendors do we partner with for specimen collection labelling?
Health ID partners with iconic technology vendors in the specimen collection labelling space, such as HP, Zebra, SATO, Datalogic, Ergotron, Advantech, Capsa Healthcare and Spectralink.
We stock many of the preferred products used in specimen collection labelling, including:-
For more information on specimen collection solutions, please call our friendly team on 07 3303 0219.