In the diagnostic process, tissue is precious. Going back for more tissue is difficult and sometimes impossible. For this reason, each tissue sample must be closely protected, every step of the journey through the pathology lab.
The average anatomic pathology lab handles 93 patients per day.
And the average patient has:
Without a tracking system, samples that hold the key to a correct diagnosis can be lost.
4: Groenen, Patricia, et al. "Preparing Pathology for Personalized Medicine: Possibilities for Improvement of the Pre-analytical Phase." Histopathology 2011