Laboratory Supplies

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Please note: As of May 2019 the following applies to Supply of Laboratory Stores:

  • Internal supplies for UHW are fulfilled by Laboratory Stores UHW
  • Supplies for external locations; GP practices, nursing homes hospitals etc are fulfilled by Cruinn Diagnostics Ltd. 
  • An appropriate requisition form is required as follows:

Hospital Supplies (Internal Requistions):

All wards and clinics within UHW must complete requisition form WRH-PATH-LF-102 (link only accessible from within UHW)

  • Theatre and X-Ray Departments should use individual requisition form below
  • Hospital supplies are issued on Fridays only and must be collected on Friday afternoon.
  • Ward staff must make suitable arrangements for their collection
  • Please rotate stock to avoid wastage of resources.

 

External Supplies:

Complete requisition form WRH-PATH-LF-101 and forward to Cruinn Diagnostics Ltd. 

  • Orders are fulfilled by Cruinn Diagnostics Ltd. directly
  • DO NOT SEND to Laboratory Supplies, UHW as order will not be processed.
  • All supply orders received before 12pm will be received the following working day.
  • Please rotate stock to avoid wastage of resources

 

Types of specimen containers

Vacutainer Sample Bottles

  • Cap Colour: Yellow Clotted Anticoagulant: (No Anticoagulant) Test: All serum tests
  • Cap Colour: Grey Anticoagulant: Flouride Oxalate Test: Blood Glucose
  • Cap Colour: Purple Anticoagulant: E.D.T.A Test: FBC/ESR
  • Cap Colour: Green Anticoagulant: Lithium Heparin Test: Plasma tests
  • Cap Colour: Blue Anticoagulant: Sodium Citrate Test: Coagulation tests
  • Cap Colour: Pink Anticoagulant: E.D.T.A Test: X Match

 

Paediatric Sample Bottles

  • Cap Colour: Clear Anticoagulant: (No Anticoagulant) Test: All serum tests
  • Cap Colour: Yellow Anticoagulant: Flouride Oxalate Test: Blood Glucose
  • Cap Colour: Red Anticoagulant: E.D.T.A Test: FBC/ESR
  • Cap Colour: Orange Anticoagulant: Lithium Heparin Test: Plasma tests
  • Cap Colour: Green Anticoagulant: Sodium Citrate Test: Coagulation tests
  • Cap Colour: Pink Anticoagulant: E.D.T.A Test: X Match

 

Other Containers

  • Heparinised Syringe: Blood Gases
  • 24 Hour Urine Container: 24 Hour Urine

 

 Microbiology Specimen Containers

  • Containers: Boric Acid Container (Red Top) Tests/Specimens: Urine (Microscopy Culture) Urinary Antigen (Legionnella/Pneumococcal)
  • Containers: Sterile Universal (polypropylene) 30ml Tests/Specimens: CSF, Aspirates, Sterile fluids, Catheter tips, Pus samples, Sputa, BAL
  • Containers: 250 ml Sterile Universal (polypropylene) Tests/Specimens: Early Morning Urine (TB)
  • Containers: Sterile Universal (with Spoon) Tests/Specimens: Faeces/ Stool
  • Containers: Amplicor Swab (Chlamydia) Tests/Specimens: Chlamydia PCR
  • Containers: Amies Transport Swab (Blue top) Tests/Specimens: All Wounds, Genital specimens MRSA/VRE screens. Upper respiratory Tract specimens.
  • Containers: High Nasal/Pernasal (Blue top wire shaft) Tests/Specimens: Pertussis
  • Containers: ENT Swab (orange top charcoal) Tests/Specimens: Inner Ear/Sinus Swab
  • Containers: Viral Transport Medium (Pink top) Tests/Specimens: Viral Culture

 

Blood Culture Bottle Sets

  • Colour: Blue and Purple Blood Culture: Aerobic/Anaerobic
  • Colour: Green and purple Blood Culture: Fan Aerobic/Anaerobic
  • Colour: Yellow Blood Culture: Paediatric

 
Further information on the specimen containers for specific tests is available in the test library at the base of the Laboratory home page

 

Request Forms: 

The Laboratory has a number of different request forms. These are used for the different pathology department/sections.
When sending blood samples to the laboratory separate request forms are required for

  •         Autoantibodies

  •         Biochemistry

  •         Blood Transfusion

  •         Haematology

  •         Histology

  •         Microbiology

  •         Serology

     

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