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Specimen Transport

Specimens should be placed in the appropriate container and must be securely fastened. This must be placed in a clear plastic bag and sealed.

PLACE REQUEST FORM IN THE POCKET - NOT IN THE BAG WITH THE SAMPLE

  • If the specimen is to be posted the packaging MUST comply with UN3733 packaging regulations and postal regulations.
  • Porters should be called for samples that cannot be transported through the vacuum system, if the system is not working or the location does not have a carrier station.

Samples that must not be sent via the vacuum system are:

  • CSFs and other unrepeatable samples
  • Large volume liquids e.g. 250ml urine containers for TB                                                                                    

 

For issues with the vacuum system please contact Blood Sciences Pre-Analytical Department on ext 4331.