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Specimen acceptance policy

Each specimen must be accompanied by a completed and matching sample request form. Please ensure all fields of request forms are completed. See instructions on completing the synovial fluid cytology request form.

Alternatively, we can supply bulk forms on request.

All specimen containers must be clearly labelled with:

1. Patient's full name
2. Date of birth
3. NHS &/or Hospital number
4. Aspiration site


(Last updated June 2nd 2016)