To prevent repeat collections, please carefully label all specimens with the required information. Incorrect labeling can cause errors in result reporting, creating a significant risk to patients. The laboratory rejects all unlabelled and mislabelled specimens to ensure patient safety.
For correct test results, follow all specimen collection instructions carefully. Incorrect test results can cause important medical problems to be missed, or the ordering of more tests which may be unnecessary.
When dropping your sample off at the laboratory be sure to include the following information with your sample:
- Patient Name
- Patient Personal Health Number (PHN)
- Patient Birth Date
- Collection Date and Time