The information on this page is intended to help guide you to ensure you are able to provide the suitable sample/specimen that will be accordingly processed .
All samples require 4 pieces of information to be processed :
Name, Date of birth, Gender and the Date of the sample.
Any samples without these above will be discarded and you will require to produce a new samples.
For infection control reasons will are unable to label samples for you.
Also any old samples ie more than 24 hours are also unlikely to be processed by the lab.
Please ensure you collect the correct specimen/samples.
Please ensure that the outside of the specimen containers are clean and dry. Any droplets/residue is likely to be interpreted by the lab as leakage/contamination in addition for infection control reasons will be be processed and will be discarded.
Our sample pick-up is Monday to Friday at around 1030am.
Samples dropped off that are dropped off without a form or others which have not been requested by a clinician, or for urine samples ones which do not have attached completed information sheet outlining the reason for the sample will also be discarded.
SPECIMEN SAMPLE CHART AND PATIENT INFORMATION DOCUMENT
Urine sample instructions
PLEASE ENSURE ALL SAMPLES COME WITH AN ACCOMPANYING FORM.
Please ensure you can complete the following urine form if you do not have request form - Urine Sample Required Details.docx
Male STI urine sample instructions
Babies U-bag urine sample instructions
STOOL / FAECAL (QFIT test):
qFIT sample information
GENERAL STOOL / FAECAL (any non QFit test)
General Faecal/Stool sample information
Female STI swab information
GENERAL SWAB (VAGINAL(not viral/STI)/WOUND/SKIN):
General self taken vaginal swab (not STI/viral) information
Sputum sample information
FUNGAL SPECIMENS (SKIN SCRAPPINGS/NAIL CLIPPINGS) :
Fungal sample information