Application Note: DNA Specimen Provenance Assignment Testing Clarifies Identity of Mixed Prostate
16 October 2012

Know Error was contacted by a staff member at a reference laboratory when it was discovered that, as the result of an error, several biopsy jars containing multiple prostate specimens had been submitted to the lab for analysis. DNA Specimen Provenance Assignment (DSPA) testing was utilized to determine the origin of all tissue samples from these mixed jars and ensure the appropriate patients could be notified of their diagnoses.