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Samples submitted out of hours (on call)

Urgent samples: MFT

Urgent specimens out of hours should not be sent before agreement with the laboratory on-call staff. If you need to submit a sample out of normal working hours for testing on-call please contact the Biomedical Scientist on-call via the hospital switchboard (0161 276 1234).

Urgent specimens must be sent to the laboratory immediately and arrangements made with the portering service.  All samples should be packaged and transported as above.

Urgent samples: From Trafford, The Christie and other partner hospitals

Urgent specimens out of hours should not be sent before agreement with the laboratory on-call staff. If you need to submit a sample out of normal working hours for testing on-call please contact the Biomedical Scientist on-call via the hospital switchboard (0161 276 1234).

The BMS on-call will notify MFT Autolab reception staff that an urgent sample is being transported to MFT and an estimated time of arrival will be given. The requesting hospital is responsible for packaging the urgent sample and arranging the taxi / courier service. The taxi driver / courier service will deliver the sample directly to MFT autolab reception; this should be made clear to the driver by the requesting hospital.

MFT autolab reception is accessed via the main entrance to the Clinical Sciences Building; out of hours access is granted by security after identifying yourself using the intercom. The autolab reception staff will notify the Microbiology BMS when the sample has arrived and the Microbiology BMS will collect and process the sample.

 

(Last reviewed October 24th 2017)