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 Must be fresh.  Sample must be labelled by hand with first name, family name, gender and date of birth detailed on sample and form. Do not use labels other than the tube label.† The tube’s own label must be completed by hand. This must correspond with same name and date of birth details as given on the request form. Do not affix additional computerised or hand written labels.
Sample type guide
Lavender Vacutainer, EDTA anticoagulant, 4ml/10ml (10ml EDTA tubes are used for specific PCR assays)