Why Use Consecutively Numbered Labels

Blood specimens are collected and tested by numerous entities. Hospitals, doctor offices, coroner offices, research laboratories, pathology laboratories, and blood banks immediately come to mind. To ensure specimens are properly identified and preserved, these outfits and organizations use specimen labels specially designed for blood specimen labeling.

Common characteristics of blood specimen labels include: pliable facestock that wraps the curved surface of a specimen holder, aggressive adhesive that supports dynamic facestock performance, facestock and adhesive designed for specific storage conditions, and consecutive numbering that benefits specimen inventory.

If you need a way to better organize and more accurately track stored blood specimens, using consecutively numbered labels is an affordable choice – and we can customize what you need around what you already have in place.

Benefits of Consecutively Numbered Labels

Our consecutively numbered labels can benefit your labeling operations in three ways: providing enhanced organizational capability, capable of integrating with other types of labels, and permitting custom label options that help maintain label integrity.

  1. Provide Enhanced Organizational Capability

Blood specimens are often identified by barcode — a highly efficient, nearly flawless way of organizing a large volume of specimens. However, because computers aren’t perfect, errors do occur. Identifying specimens with consecutively numbered labels provides another level of inventory management that helps you catch barcode errors if and when they occur. In turn, you get a boost to quality control.

In addition, using consecutive numbering means that, if the barcode reader is down for maintenance, the labels can still be read and referenced. Referencing consecutive numbers is far slower than barcode scanning, but it provides a manual technology for overcoming a technical difficulty, which we’ll take in a pinch.

  1. Can be Integrated with Various Label Types

Consecutive numbering is generally regarded as a label feature and not the characteristic of a specific type of label. The discipline can be integrated with labels of a specific variety, such as pharmaceutical labels, security labels, and asset labels. When the print surface of the label is large enough in the end use (e.g. the round surface of a syringe), almost any type of label can feature consecutive numbering.

  1. Customizations That Maintain Label Integrity

Labels can be customized in terms of adhesive (e.g. permanent vs. temporary), composition of facestock (e.g. cellulose vs. synthetic), print technology (e.g. laser print vs. thermal print, temperature resistance (refrigerated storage vs. cryogenic storage), and more. We can even supply laminated labels that are designed for exceptionally harsh conditions, and must be purposefully peeled away from the surface.

Get Your Consecutively Numbered Labels Here

If you’re looking for consecutively numbered labels that have the benefits above, you’re in the right place. For nearly 50 years, we’ve specialized in providing label solutions that help hospitals, doctor offices, coroner offices, pharmacies, and other entities that have definitive labeling needs. Also, we make blank stock, so still think of us when you print your own! View our catalog here or to place an order or inquire, call us today at (800) 323-0249, or use the contact form on our website. We look forward to hearing from you!

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