Specimen Collection Best Practices
At AVRL we care deeply about the quality and accuracy of laboratory results. Superior performance and service is our promise to you. But we cannot deliver top quality information if the specimen we receive is compromised. The partnership between AVRL and your practice is forged to provide the best service for your clients and patients. In that partnership we need to rely on you to supply a high quality sample. We appreciate how difficult it can be to obtain a specimen. Many times you have only one chance to get the sample. You can ensure your best chance for accurate and reliable results by following these simple yet vital guidelines to keep sample integrity intact.
Specimen Handling in Extreme Temperatures
To ensure the highest quality results, samples must be well insulated from extreme temperatures during transport to the laboratory. Package your samples to protect the specimens from exposure to heat, direct sunlight, and freezing. If you leave samples outside of your hospital for courier pick up, make sure the area is as sheltered as possible from weather extremes.