The specimen transportation system ensures the timely arrival of specimens at laboratory reception, in optimal condition, at the correct destination, in a manner that does not pose a threat to the health and safety of anyone coming in contact with the sample and is in compliance with regulations.
This procedure is in place to ensure specimen integrity and the safety of all those coming in contact with the specimen during transportation. It takes account of ADR Regulations 2007, IATA Regulations 1994 and 1998, the Safety, Health & Welfare at Work Act 2005, Biological Agents Regulations,1994 and 1998 and all other relevant health & safety regulations.
Transport of Specimens
Specimens are transported to and from the LabMed Directorate as follows:
1. To the LabMed Directorate by:
• Authorised hospital staff
• General Practitioners
• Pneumatic Tube Transport System
• Appropriate hospital staff
2. From the LabMed Directorate by: