This represents select articles and is not intended to represent a comprehensive list of peer-reviewed papers regarding labeling errors in surgical pathology.

  1. Brown, RW, et. al.  Uniform Labeling of Blocks and Slides in Surgical Pathology, Guideline from the College of American Pathologists Pathology and Laboratory Quality Center and the National Society for Histotechnology.  Arch Path Lab Med, V 139, Dec 2015.
  2. Layfield. LJ, et. al. Specimen Labeling Errors in Surgical Pathology. An 18 month experience.  Am J Clin Path  2010;134
  3. Nakhleh, RE, et. al.  Mislabeling of Cases, Specimens, Blocks, and Slides.  A College of American Pathologists Study of 136 Institutions.  Arch Pathol Lab Med, V 135, Aug 2011.
  4.  Laposata, M, et. al.  It’s Our Turn. Implications for Pathology From the Institute of Medicine’s Report on Diagnostic Error. Arch Pathol Lab Med, V140; June 2016.
  5. Raab, SS, et. al.  Root cause analysis of surgical pathology identification and information defects [abstract]. Mod Pathol. 2009:22(suppl1)