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Tissue Specimen Labeling and Submission Guide




Laboratory Rejection Criteria:

All specimens must be received with proper labeling including patient name, medical record number, and source of specimen (if indicated), date and time collected. All unlabeled or mislabeled specimens will be rejected and not processed. For the safe handling of specimens use tightly sealed containers showing no signs of external spillage. Leaky or contaminated specimens or specimens which are submitted in glass fluid collection bottles or syringes will also be rejected.

NO specimens will be returned.


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Index to Lab Specimen Collection Manual

Specimen Submission and Labeling

Specimen Collection Mobile App






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last revised 11/11/15