Dennis Ernst, Center for Phlebotomy Education; Dave McGlasson; and George are preparing an opinion piece for Annals of Blood that describes blood specimen labeling standards. The European Federation of Clinical Chemistry and Laboratory Medicine Working Group on Preanalytical Phase specifies that blood specimens must be labeled prior to collection, whereas the Clinical Laboratory and Standards Insititute standard GP41-A7 requires labeling to be completed on the filled tubes subsequent to collection. This question addresses all blood collection, and is not confined to hemostasis. Our December Quick Question asks you to select your practice, and invites comments. While recognizing that our Quick Question doesn’t resemble a double-blind placebo controlled clinical trial, we may wish to publish our findings in the Annals editorial, along with your comments.