Frequently Asked Questions
FAQs Ordering Tests Transporting Specimens
What happens when insufficient specimen identification is submitted?
Specimens must have 2 person-specific identifiers on the patient label. Person-specific identifiers may include:
- Accession number
- Patient’s first and last name
- Unique identifying number (eg, medical record number)
- Date of birth
When insufficient or inconsistent identification is submitted, Mayo Medical Laboratories will recommend that a new specimen be obtained, if feasible.