This page contains information relating to the request, sample
collection and sample transport. for full details please refer to
policyto the right.
Users should be aware that each request accepted by the
laboratory for examinations is considered an agreement between the
laboratory and the requestor.
To ensure samples and form can be uniquely linked to
a patient and historical data Pathology Operates a ZERO TOLERANCE protocal
for all samples, the minimum labelling for
the form and sample is as below, any sample not meeting this
criteria WILL be
the exception of precious samples as named in the protocol to the
MINIMUM IDENTIFICATION FOR THE
For confidential samples
Addressograph labels may be used on request forms,
hospital number, gender
and signature of collector mandatory for transfusion related
IDENTIFICATION FOR THE SAMPLE:
Identification required which matches those on the request form
For confidential samples:
ALL Transfusion and HLA/Tissue typing
specimens MUST be hand written and MUST
full name, date of birth, hospital number, date/
time of sample collection, signature of collector
Samples are transported to laboratory internally
via personal delivery or pneumatic tube delivery, externally
via Trust transport (samples required to be proceesed on another
site will be delivered by internal transport at regular intervals
during core hours).
Samples referred to external laboratories are transported either
via Trust transport or Royal Mail or TNT. Pathology transport is
audited on an annual basis.
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