How to complete the request form
Electronic requesting (ICE requests)
Where this is available please use whenever possible as it
enables more rapid receipt and processing within the laboratories.
It is important to ensure that the correct ICE (barcoded) number is
attached to the correct specimen and correct request form before
placing inside the specimen bag.
Please ensure that you order the correct test and select the
correct specimen type as failure to do this may lead to incorrect
testing. The ICE requesting system will show those tests most
commonly requested for Microbiology Services, should the test you
require not be visible please contact the laboratory to check that
the test is available.
This information is the same as that is required on handwritten
request forms and should include clinical details and symptoms as
well as information on antibiotic use, foreign travel, outbreaks,
date of onset etc.
Where ICE requesting is not available, the following request forms
should be used: