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.

Order of Draw

Recommended order of draw for blood collection using BD Vacutainers

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.