Educational Case: Wrong Blood in Tube

Joan Uehlinger

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The following fictional case is intended as a learning tool within the Pathology Competencies for Medical Education (PCME), a set of national standards for teaching pathology. These are divided into three basic competencies: Disease Mechanisms and Processes, Organ System Pathology, and Diagnostic Medicine and Therapeutic Pathology. For additional information, and a full list of learning objectives for all three competencies, see

Original languageEnglish (US)
JournalAcademic Pathology
StatePublished - 2017


  • diagnostic medicine
  • pathology competencies
  • preanalytic error
  • process control
  • quality improvement
  • specimen identification
  • therapeutic pathology
  • wrong blood in tube

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Pathology and Forensic Medicine


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