SPECIMENS MUST BE LABELED WITH 2 UNIQUE PATIENT IDENTIFIERS
EVERY individual specimen sent to the lab must have a label applied to the tube, container, bag (not loose in the bag), vial, etc.
Unique Identifiers: Patient name, DOB, MRN, etc.
1. If the label already has a unique identifier (such as a serial number), only 1 additional identifier is required (full name).
2. Multiple Specimens: Must include anatomic location for each. Label must include designation corresponding to anatomical site (A, B, C or D).
Fixative: Verify the expiration date before using fixative filled container.
Zamboni Fixative: ENFD Only
Copan eSwab buffer: Any PCR Sample
Formalin: Histology testing
Sterile OR ETOH: Aspirate
A. Specimen containers are placed directly into the bio-hazard bag.
B. Requisition form and demographic sheet should be folded and placed into the outside pouch of the bio-hazard bag.
C. Multiple bio-hazard bags can be shipped in the UPS Laboratory Pak together. **Please send all nail samples using the white “Nail only” mailers.
Please forward all supply and UPS pickup requests to a firstname.lastname@example.org or call us directly at 256-963-9385.