Sample Type, Collection & Requesting

Sample requirements, tube types, collection criteria, how to request a test

There are many different tests available and finding the information to help you collect the right specimen in the right container for the test you require can sometimes be confusing. The following links may help you find the information you require.

Specimen Storage Guidelines (If transport to the laboratory is delayed)

If it is not possible to transport specimens to the laboratory due to an unforeseen delay, the following general guidance is available to help preserve the integrity of the specimens.

Specimen Storage Guidance

Specimen Collection, Handling and Transportation

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Last updated: July 25, 2022