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Specimen acceptance policy - Haematology

All specimens for Haematology and Blood Transfusion testing must conform with the instructions of the Directorate of Laboratory Medicine's Specimen Acceptance Policy.

The Hospital Blood Transfusion service cannot accept incorrectly labelled samples and request forms, and operates a 'zero tolerance policy'. Blood Transfusion specimen and request labelling guidelines are also included in the Trust Blood Transfusion Policy, available on the intranet.