Central Blood Samples
Q. Are the bloods sent to the central lab sent ambient?
A. Yes, but one of the samples will require centrifugation (not temperature controlled) before sending. The complete procedure for sending the bloods to the central lab will be detailed in an SOP.
Q. What should I do if a patient blood sample is taken on a Friday and due to a bank holiday, it cannot be collected by the courier until the following Tuesday?
A. Please contact the PREVENTT CTU and collection can be arranged for a Friday for a Saturday delivery to TDL.
Q. How do I order more supplies for the central laboratory bloods?
A. These should be ordered from the central laboratory (TDL) directly and details can be found in the Central Laboratory SOP.