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Labeling & Dating of Chemical & Biological Reagents

I. Media, Chemicals & Biological Reagents:

Two-part Reagent Label (Shamrock #CCUCL-B56-13) available through UCL Materials Management:

  1. All media, chemicals and biological reagents received in the laboratory are labeled with a two part reagent label including the following information:
    1. In: Date received in the laboratory
    2. Expires: Expiration date of the item
    3. Open: Date the tech opened the item
    4. New Lot: Indicate if it is a new lot (circle Y for yes or N for no)
    5. Initials: Initials of the tech opening the item
  2. If the reagent lot # is new, the bottom "Incidence Log" portion of the label is completed and placed in the Incidence Log.
    1. In: Date received in the laboratory
    2. Open: Date the tech opened the item
    3. Lot#: Record the lot # as it appears on the item
    4. Initials: Initials of the tech opening the item
  3. Microbiology Department, Cathedral Square:
    If the reagent lot number is new, the bottom “Incidence Log” portion of the label is completed and placed in the Microbiology Lot Log. Document all appropriate quality control performed next to the sticker in the Lot Log.
    1. In: Date received in the laboratory
    2. Open: Date the tech opened the item
    3. Lot#: Record the lot number as it appears on the item
    4. Initials: Initials of the tech opening the item

II. Prepared Reagents, In-House:

The United Clinical Laboratories (UCL) in-house prepared reagent label (Shamrock #CC12) is used for reagents prepared by laboratory personnel. This label can be ordered through UCL Materials Management. All information on the label must be completed:
Note: An
MSDS Label must be attached to all secondary containers. Obtain the Safety Officer II MSDS labels from the Assistant to the Technical Director.

  1. Reagent: Name of prepared reagent
  2. Stock/Working: Indicate if the reagent is the stock or a working reagent
  3. Test: Name of the test in which the reagent is used
  4. Prepared (Date/Tech): Date the reagent was prepared and the initials of the tech preparing the reagent
  5. Expires: Date the prepared reagent expires
  6. Storage: Temperature of storage (room, refrigerator or freezer)

III. Reference:

    1. S. Raymond, Technical Director; DBQ Pathology Associates

 

    1. June 1983 J. Mueller
    2. August 1983 S. Hosch
    3. September 2003 R. Maiers (Revised: product # changes)
    4. March 2004 J. Wedig (Revised: I.3. added)
    5. November 2007 S. Hosch (Revised: II. Note added)

 

Comprehensive Review:

Technical Director:

 

Interim Review:
July 2010 R. Tugade (no changes)
July 2011 J. Reich (no changes)

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