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Specimen Collection

Specimen Collection

Our Specimen Collection Guide is a living document which aims to provide clear guidelines for the collection of the majority of laboratory tests.

This information is constantly reviewed and updated but you can always find a link to the latest version here: Otago-Southland-Collection-Guide

Blood collection information

Order of Drawershowing the recommended order of drawer for blood collection

Labelling criteria

Please note that samples will be discarded if they do not meet our labelling criteria.

A minimum of two points of identification (e.g. full name and NHI or DOB) are required on all specimens and forms to meet regulatory requirements.