AUTO12-A, the CLSI standard for bar code specimen labels, was developed by advisors from the clinical laboratory industry and is published by the Clinical and Laboratory Standards Institute (CLSI) in Wayne, Pennsylvania. Labs that have already complied with this standard report that compliance has significantly improved specimen tracking.
Clinical laboratories in USA have about nine months to comply with a new standard for bar code labels. The deadline for compliance to AUTO12-A, Specimen Labels: Content and Location, Fonts, and Label Orientation, is April 29, 2014.
Clinical Laboratories Face Deadline to Comply with New Standard for Bar Code Labels on Specimens
Source: Dark Daily
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