In accordance with the departmental and DLM Specimen Acceptance Policy, a minimum of four matching patient identifiers are required on the request form and the specimen pot before we can accept a sample. See specimen acceptance policy – Paediatric Histopathology.
All external paper request forms should be completed in full (see above) and all information provided should be clearly legible. Any missing information or errors will result in a delay to specimen processing and reporting.
External Paediatric Histology request forms are available on request. External Request Form for Histological Examination of Placenta at RMCH: HIEXT2
Correct patient and specimen information is vital for us to provide a quality service to our users. Any specimens deemed to be high risk or potentially high risk should be clearly labelled as such to protect the health and safety of all staff.
If a patient is part of a research project, this should be clearly labelled on the request form to ensure that the specimen undergoes the correct agreed procedures.
Specimen acceptance criteria for HIVE samples are identical to those for samples requested in the conventional manner. HIVE generates histology labels for both the requisition form and each sample pot each pot. Please ensure the correct label is attached to the correct container. HIVE labels must be attached to the specimen container and not to the lid of the container.
Unlike some of the other pathology disciplines, Paediatric Histopathology still require a request form for all specimens requested on HIVE.
ALL SAMPLES FOR PAEDIATRIC HISTOLOGY MUST BE ORDERED ON HIVE USING PAEDIATRIC HISTOLOGY SELECTION AND NOT HISTOLOGY OR CYTOLOGY.
(Last reviewed May 2023)