You are an FY2 working on the gastroenterology ward. You are waiting to start a blood transfusion for a patient who has become anaemic following an upper gastrointestinal bleed. At lunch time you call the blood bank to see why there is a delay, but they inform you that they have not received a blood sample from the patient to cross match. You are sure you took this sample this morning. After retracing your steps, you find an unlabelled bottle next to your computer and realise you had forgotten to send it to the laboratory. Do you:
Rank the following actions in order from the most appropriate (1) to the least appropriate (5) in this situation.