Core Features of the know error® system
Through the combined features described below, the know error® system virtually eliminates diagnostic mistakes due to Specimen Provenance Complications (SPCs) to deliver a new standard of patient safety and accuracy to the diagnostic testing cycle.
Unique Patient Identification Bar Code
Each biopsy kit features a unique patient identification bar code that is applied to the requisition and all kit components. This helps reduce Specimen Provenance Complications that can occur during the collection, handling and processing of biopsy tissues.
Forensic Chain of Custody Principles
The know error® system incorporates forensic chain of custody principles, providing a strict means of control and documentation for the handling of samples.
DNA Specimen Provenance Assignment Testing
Through the use of microsatellite analysis, DNA Specimen Provenance Assignment (DSPA) testing virtually eliminates diagnostic mistakes due to SPCs by verifying the patient’s identity at the molecular level.
Detailed DSPA Report
Once the DNA test is complete, an electronic report (compatible with most EMR systems) is issued to summarize the findings. If a potential SPC is indicated, the appropriate parties are notified immediately to address the issue.