Receipt of specimens in the laboratory
A specimen does not become the responsibility of the laboratory
until it arrives at the specimen reception area within the
department of adult histopathology on 1st floor CSB1.
Specimens should reach the laboratory before 1500h for
processing that day (fixation allowing). Specimens received after
1500h may not be processed until the following working day.
It is therefore recommended that specimens deemed to be urgent,
are delivered to the laboratory as early in the day as practicable
and before 1500h.
On receipt, the request form and specimen are assigned a unique
laboratory number which tracks the specimen throughout and is
stated on the report.
(Last updated May 10th 2016)