Request forms should contain the following information:
Surname, forename, date of birth, gender, NHS number, date and time of sample collection, date of request, investigation required, name of requesting clinician and address for reporting.
Sample tubes should be labelled with the following information:
Surname, forename, date of birth, NHS number, date and time of collection and should be signed by the person who has collected the sample.
Please send samples to the following address:
Pathology Department, Level C, Mailpoint 8, Southampton General Hospital
Tremona Road, Southampton SO16 6YD
Please ensure that sample packaging complies with all appropriate regulations.