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Specimen tracking

Many of our service users have systems in place to track specimens. If specimen acceptance criteria are applied at the time of tracked receipt, the specimen can be returned to the sender quickly should any discrepancy be identified.

Appropriate action in the event of a specimen acceptance failure involving fresh tissue (e.g. frozen section, gel sample) or an Urgent/HSC 205 sample is decided at the discretion of the reporting pathologist. The decision to accept and process pending confirmation may be taken by the reporting pathologist. It is the responsibility of the Pathologist to communicate this within the report.


(Last reviewed 19th July 2017)