The quality of any laboratory test result is dependant on many variables. Specimen collection is the first critical step in ensuring accurate laboratory test results. Laboratory specimens must be properly collected, processed, packaged and transported to the laboratory.
The specimen collection information provided is designed as a guide for physicians, nurses, and other healthcare workers responsible for the collection and handling of laboratory specimens.
For customer service or additional information concerning specimen collection, call 239-424-3177.
Specimen Guidelines for:
- Microbiology General Instructions (English)
- Microbiology Specimen Collection Manual (English)
- AFB Specimen Container Chart (English)
- Mycology Specimen Collection Information (English)