Histotechnique Documentation, A sample received at the laboratory is given a specific number before being tested. This number is written on the lid of the container or on the top of the container on the corner of the slip that comes with the sample. Due to this number, two different samples do not mix. The numbering should be done with utmost care and attention. A slight error can cause a normal report to be issued to a Cancer patient and a Cancer report to a healthy patient.
A specific register is created in the laboratory in which the details of receipt of the sample are recorded and the sample is given a regular number. The sample should be numbered immediately after receipt and not wait for two or more samples to be collected.
Inspect the sample after alerting the stamp. In most hospitals, along with the operation bag, fixative is kept in a special container to preserve the sample. If received without fixative, immediately put it in fixative.