to obtain our service, all we require is that the laboratory call to
tell us a blood specimen is scheduled. The blood specimen must be
packed as recommended in the Specimen Handling Section and enclose a requisition form.
We will then contact a bonded messenger service, which will pick up the
sample and deliver it directly from the hospital to our laboratory (*).
A specimen may also be packaged and shipped directly to us by Fed
Express. Except for tests that require extended periods for analysis,
the results will be reported by telephone or fax on the same day the
sample was received (hard copies will be mailed every two weeks) and
your results will be listed on this web site as a confidential file
with a secured individual password for your institution. This should
allow you to review the results and request any additional tests you
may need without delays.
(*) The hospital may arrange for its own delivery
service or we can use our contracted messenger service. When using our
messenger service, the pick-up charge is amortized to the number of
samples sent during that run and placed on the patient's bill.
Therefore, batching samples for a single pick-up will provide cost