Criteria for the Acceptance of Specimens
Specialist information is required for Blood Bank, Cytology and Histology requests. See the individual laboratory section for their requirements.
Prior to venepuncture please ensure that all sample tubes have been stored to the manufacturers reccomendations and have not exceeded the expiry date shown on the label.
Please do not apply labels which overhang the sample or that have any form of barcode.
The table below indicates the mandatory/ essential data required on samples and request forms and outlines the desirable information which ideally should be included.
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