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.