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Address labels for sample boxes

Your co-operation using these address labels when you send diagnostic samples to our laboratories is appreciated

Using the labels will help our staff to identify where the boxes need to be delivered to after they arrive on site, and reduces the risk of samples being incorrectly stored or forwarded to the wrong department.

The labels can be printed onto labels measuring 99.1 x 38.1 mm.

 It is important you:

  • Pack samples in accordance with the Carriage and Packaging of Dangerous Goods Health and Safety (DAT2132)
  • Telephone the laboratory to find out their arrangements if the sample is urgent
  • Mark boxes for urgent samples as 'Urgent'

Address labels for Fetal Maternal Haemorrhage (FMH) testing

These are labels for you to send FMH samples for flowcytometry analysis to Tooting Hospital Services. Tooting will forward these to RCI Colindale, where samples are processed.

Please use both labels on the transport box (initial address label to Tooting and forwarding label to Colindale) and send via a courier, not our NHSBT drivers.

Address labels for FMH sample(s) from Tooting hospitals to be tested at RCI Colindale