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Sample: The label on the sample vial must record the forename (or initial), surname and date of birth, and the NHS number (if known) to allow matching of the vial with the request form. After labelling, the sample should be placed in the large pouch of the specimen bag and the request form folded and placed in the smaller pouch. The bag must be securely sealed using the available adhesive strip.

Sample taking supplies

Samples image

Image of a specimen bag




(Last reviewed March 2024)