1 x EDTA blood tube
3 x Sodium citrate tubes
Samples should be collected 09:30-10:00. These should be taken to the reception desk by hand. The request form must state “for immediate attention of Haematology Lab-Do not centrifuge”
Coag tubes must not be centrifuged or chilled
The FBC is processed on site
Coag tubes are refered at ambient temperature to Haematology at Torbay, accompanied by a printout of the FBC.
To screen for the presence of abnormal platelet function.
Samples must be received by the Haematology lab at Torquay before 1400 Mon-Fri
Torbay Haematology Laboratory
No-tests will only be available by arrangement with a HaematologistSpecimen Labelling Procedure