The manual below is designed as a guide for physicians, nurses and other allied health personnel in charge of ordering, selecting and collecting specimens from patients.
Specimen collection is a critical initial step in laboratory diagnosis. The accuracy of any test procedure is dependent on the quality of the specimen. Meaningful laboratory results require careful attention to the specimen source, the method of collection and the timing, storage, transport and handling of the collected specimen(s). In addition, a completed request form with relevant history, if appropriate, is essential for optimal and efficient laboratory workup of the collected specimens, especially in anatomic pathology, which broadly includes surgical-hemato pathology and cytology.
Our goal is to provide accurate, precise and timely results to support patient centric-care.
- Transport Media Collection
- The Laboratory Services Guide can be found on Starport (only accessible within the MedStar Network)
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