Journal Article
Study

Mislabeling of cases, specimens, blocks, and slides: a College of American Pathologists study of 136 institutions.

Nakhleh RE; Idowu MO; Souers RJ; Meier FA; Bekeris LG.

Looking across 136 institutions, this study quantified mislabeling rates at a cumulative total of 0.11% for cases, specimens, blocks, and slides. The authors reinforce the need for quality monitoring since most errors were caught in the immediate steps following the error.