Sample Requirements

Procedure for taking clinical samples

Sample Requirements

Assay

Sample   Type

Volume   

(ml)

(ml)

Container

Aluminium

Serum

5

2

No   anti-coagulant

Copper

Serum

5

2

No   anti-coagulant

Copper

Urine

20

10

Sterile   plastic

Lead

Blood

5

2

Anti-coagulant

Manganese

Blood

5

2

Anti-coagulant

Mercury

Blood

10

5

Anti-coagulant

Mercury

Urine

20

10

Sterile   plastic

Selenium

Serum

5

2

No   anti-coagulant

Zinc

Serum

5

2

No   anti-coagulant

It is the responsibility of customers to submit samples in appropriate tubes/containers.

The management of samples marked critical or urgent will be agreed with a customer prior to submission of samples and detailed in the relevant Service Level Agreement

Last updated 21/07/2017