Table 4

Types of preanalytical mistakes in laboratory testing.

Defects detection steps

Defects found


number

Frequency(%)


Wrong identification of the patient

281

26.81

Physician's order missed

147

14.03

Inappropriate container used

6

0.57

Inappropriate quantity of specimen

121

11.55

Inappropriate quality of specimen

493

47.04


Wiwanitkit BMC Clinical Pathology 2001 1:5   doi:10.1186/1472-6890-1-5

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