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Specimen acceptance policy - Non-gynaecological Cytology

All samples must be accompanied by a completed and matching sample request form. This includes samples requested via ICE at CMFT.

Please ensure all fields of request forms are completed. See help on completing ICE requests at CMFT.

Download the non-gynaecological cytology request form (PDF, 70KB) for all other sites including CMFT. Alternatively, we can supply bulk request forms on request.

It is not acceptable for multiple tests to be requested on a single sample/form, thus, if cytology, biochemistry and microbiology are required then each department must be sent a separate sample (with cytology also receiving a request form). Guidance can be obtained via the DLM sample acceptance policy.

All specimen containers must be clearly labelled with:

1. Patient's full name
2. Date of Birth
3. NHS and/or Hospital/District number
4. Specimen type (non-gynaecological)


(Last updated April 21st 2016)