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More blood mislabeled?

(11 Posts)
ladymalfoy Wed 12-Jun-13 15:04:25

Had booking in apt. Last week. Received letter from hospital saying they need another lot because there was an insufficient amount or the samples were mislabeled . Tried to contact the appropriate dept but no one there at the moment. Is it for the reasons they state or something else like maybe my hcg level has dropped and they need to retest?

Helspopje Wed 12-Jun-13 15:09:23

probably a labelling error on the transufusion sample - v common

kiwigirl42 Wed 12-Jun-13 15:24:09

mislabelling happens a lot as does the blood clotting preventing it being tested. not unusual.

ladymalfoy Wed 12-Jun-13 15:26:32

Phew. Thank you!

3 lots of my blood was mislabelled during my last pregnancy.

ladymalfoy Wed 12-Jun-13 16:42:04

Mimsy! 3!? My word were you worried or pee'd off? Getting mine done again tomorrow.

crazynanna Wed 12-Jun-13 16:50:28

Phlebotomist here smile

Agree with the others. Either:
Mislabelled
Insufficient
Clotted specimen.

I am amazed, when putting specimens in the pod to tube to labs, how some of my colleagues label their tubes. I am always really careful even when we are busy and there are 150 patients in the queue, because a mislabelled specimen just means having to repeat it, a real hassle for the patient, and more work for us.

ladymalfoy Wed 12-Jun-13 16:53:48

Crazynana. Your nn will now be my mum's name when baby comes! Thanks for the reassurance. thanks

crazynanna Wed 12-Jun-13 16:56:31

You're welcome ladymalfoy smile

My nn is the name one of my 5 grandchildren addresses me by blush

Good luck with the pregnancy smile

ChunkyPickle Wed 12-Jun-13 16:57:31

Check the labels before you go - I check everything! - the lovely nurse (absolutely painless) who took my blood managed to mis-label 3 of the 5 (my birthday was similar to her son's so she kept mis-writing it!)

Luckily she was experienced enough to know that these things happen, which is why there are procedures, and had me carefully check each one and I caught the errors.

Newmum0113 Thu 13-Jun-13 11:11:22

Glad to know I'm not the only one having to repeat blood samples (and urine too!)

I thought I'd accidentally gone to the vampire hospital by mistake!

smile

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