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Collection Instructions

Collection Instructions

 

PLEASE READ BEFORE YOU BEGIN! Please only ship Monday – Thursday due to office being closed over the weekends.

 

  1. Check your kit! If any items are missing or damaged, contact Dunwoody Labs at (678) 736-6374. This kit should include the following:
    • 1 cold pack
    • 1 requisition form
    • 1 biohazard bag
    • 1 silver insulated shipping envelope
    • 1 prepaid shipping label
    • 1 clinical shipping pack (either UPS or FedEx)
    • 2 Tiger Top SST Tubes
    • 1 Lavender EDTA Tube

SPECIMEN COLLECTION INSTRUCTIONS

 

  1. Place cold pack in freezer for at least 4-6 hours minimum before shipping.
  2. Collect the blood into the two SST tubes and 1 EDTA tube.
  3. Allow the SST tubes to clot for 30 minutes, then centrifuge. Do not centrifuge the EDTA tube.
  4. Do not transfer any of the sample to a transfer tube. The samples will be shipped in the EDTA and SST tubes.
  5. Using a permanent marker, write the patient’s first and last name, date of birth, and date of collection on each sample tube.
  6. Store sample Store sample in the refrigerator at 2-8 °C until ready to ship.

SHIPPING INSTRUCTIONS

 

  1. Make sure the specimen tubes are properly labeled. Due to federal regulations, improperly labeled tubes cannot be processed.
  2. Place the tube(s) inside of the biohazard bag and seal the bag.
  3. Complete the Test Requisition Form, fold and place the form within the outer pocket of the biohazard bag.
  4. Place the biohazard bag into the insulated shipping envelope.
  5. Place the cold pack inside the insulated shipping envelope.
  6. Seal the shipping envelope and place it inside the shipping box.
  7. Place the shipping box inside the clinical mailing pack.
  8. Attach prepaid shipping label.
  9. Take the package to the shipping carrier’s storefront location or call the carrier to schedule a pickup.