Patient Sample Transportation

Patient Sample Transport

Laboratory Standard Operating Procedure (SOP) PALA 0018 ‘Test Item Delivery and Reporting According to Timeframes and Deadlines Policy’ details the required protocol for the delivery of patient samples to the laboratory. This SOP is available at the following link Test Item Delivery and Reporting according toTimeframes and Deadlines Policy.pdf (size 60.8 KB)

It is a requirement of the Public Analyst’s Laboratory that all customers submitting clinical samples undertake to deliver Patient Samples in accordance with the International Carriage of Dangerous Goods by Road (ADR)Regulations (or any such regulations that may be effected from time to time) for transport of biological samples by road or rail and in accordance with any special criteria required. This governs the appropriate marking of high risk samples.

Last updated 21/07/2017