Requesting Specimen Analysis
If you need assistance with this process, please contact our office staff on 01923 233299, who are more than happy to assist you.
The most immediate steps you may wish to know are included here. More details can be obtained here.
For everybody’s peace of mind, our staff will contact you or your staff in case there is an issue with the completion of the request form or the sample labelling. Where there are discrepancies, such specimens cannot be processed until the correct information is supplied.
Details information on SPECIMEN COLLECTION AND HANDLING of histology, diagnostic cytology and gynaecologic cytology samples, can be found in the e-Leaflets.
COMPLETION OF REQUEST FORM
All specimens must be accompanied by a fully completed Histology/Cytology request form, which can be accessed here.
The most important information required includes patient’s demographics, a full clinical history, site and type of the sample sent, date and time of collection, signature and additionally who to contact when urgent samples are sent.