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The page below is a sample from the LabCE course Automation and Technology in the Histology Laboratory. Access the complete course and earn ASCLS P.A.C.E.-approved continuing education credits by subscribing online.

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Barcode Technology Applications

In the histopathology laboratory, barcodes such as the Quick Response (QR) Code can be utilized for any step where correct specimen identification is necessary (which is ALL steps!). Barcoding can be imprinted to specimen containers, cassettes, requisitions, slides and paper slide labels. The information contained within the barcode label is then linked to the laboratory information system (LIS), allowing verification of identification throughout the entire movement of the specimen, from receipt to sign out. Not only does barcode technology improve identification accuracy, but this technology also provides a means to track the specimen progress in "real time" as it moves through each step towards case completion.

Example of reduction in cycle time and task complexity with technology use [click to view / print]

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