Special Sample Collection Conditions for Phlebotomy Services at Medical Centre

TEST PROCEDURE

TEST REQUIREMENTS

MEDICAL CENTRE MUST:

ACTH

(Adenocorticotrophic Hormone)

1. Prechilled EDTA sample tube

2. Sample transported in ICE

  1. Have a refrigerator to store sample tube
  2. Have ice available in the clinic
  3. Send the sample to the lab IMMEDIATELY

Blood Culture

Must be performed under ASEPTIC technique

Must have:

  1. Dressing Set
  2. Hexodane 2%
  3. Wingset Needles
  4. Blood culture bottles (Aerobic and Anaerobic)
  5. Sterile gloves
  1. Meet all the special requirements (items 1-5) including the ASEPTIC technique
  2. Have a designated room with a proper table and chair for sample drawing
  3. Have a wash sink to perform hand hygiene

GXM (Group & Crossmatch)

1. Pre-admitted patient (MRO number must be present)

1. Ensure patient pre-admission is done first

Homocysteine

1. EDTA tube transported in ICE

1. Have ice available in the clinic

2. Send sample to the lab

IMMEDIATELY

iPTH (Parathyroid Hormone)

1. Plain tube transported in ICE

1. Have ice available in the clinic

2. Send sample to the lab

IMMEDIATELY

TB Spot

1. Lithium Heparin tube (3x)

2. Special transport arrangement

Note:
Test Schedule:

Monday- Thursday (except on eve of Public Holidays)

Specimen must reach the lab between 8 am to 11 am

1. Meet all special requirements (items 1-2)

Note:
Due to specific timing requirements, collection of GTT samples by phlebotomist will only be available at the outpatient lab.