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Sample must be labelled by hand with first name, family name, gender and date of birth detailed on sample and form. Do not use labels other than the tube label.
Sample type guide
Lavender Vacutainer, EDTA anticoagulant, 4ml/10ml (10ml EDTA tubes are used for specific PCR assays)
Gold Vacutainer, SST/Gel anticoagulant, 5ml
Grey Vacutainer, Fluoride oxalate anticoagulant, 2ml/4ml
All citrate samples sent by post or with an overnight delay must be double spun and sent frozen.
Please send samples to:
Health Services Laboratories, The Halo Building, 1 Mabledon Place , London WC1H 9AX
Please note that sample stability times will affect the feasibility of running add-on tests – please phone the lab to discuss on 020 3946 8854.
- How to order a test
- Guidance on specimen collection
- Specimen transport
- Sample rejection criteria
- Request Forms