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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 Central MFT.

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

Download the non-gynaecological cytology request form for all other sites including Central MFT. 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 reviewed February 27th 2018)