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Sample transport

Depending on the maternity unit, samples are sent via first class royal mail, courier or lab transport.

Where samples are sent from a central point, some areas have arranged to include a 'sample audit' form in each envelope.

When samples are received in the lab, the form is faxed back to the maternity unit to confirm receipt.

Please contact us as soon as possible if you have any concerns about samples potentially lost in transit.

Dispatch ideally the same day but if this is not possible, then dispatch within 24 hours of taking the sample.

Dispatch should not be delayed in order to batch blood spot cards together for postage.