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 Drawer – showing the recommended order of drawer for blood collection
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.