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Patient Specimens Information

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 GENERAL TESTS:

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

URINE (MALE STI TEST):

Male STI urine sample instructions

URINE BABIES U-BAG:

 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 SELF SWAB:

 Female STI swab information

GENERAL SWAB (VAGINAL(not viral/STI)/WOUND/SKIN):

 General self taken vaginal swab (not STI/viral) information

SPUTUM:

 Sputum sample information

FUNGAL SPECIMENS (SKIN SCRAPPINGS/NAIL CLIPPINGS) :

Fungal sample information

 

 

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