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.
At Health ID, we understand the importance of having specialised computers and label printers to assist with the specimen collection process in Australia. 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.
Many specimen collection labelling systems (computers / label printers) are deployed on medical trolleys in Australia – to make specimen collection easier.
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 Zebra, SATO, Datalogic, Ergotron, Advantech, Capsa Healthcare, Spectralink and GM Medical.
We stock many of the preferred products used in specimen collection labelling, including:-
As an official Zebra Healthcare Specialist, Health ID has access to the full range of Zebra mobile computers and label printers in Australia.
For more information on specimen collection solutions and label printers in Australia, please call our friendly team on 07 3303 0219.