There are specific packaging instructions and labelling requirements requiring triple packaging.
- Primary leak-proof container – tube or vial containing the sample must be placed inside a ziplock specimen bag with absorbent material
- Secondary watertight container, with absorbent material, intended to protect the primary container.
- Outer container protects the secondary container
There are specific packaging instructions for frozen samples requiring shipment using BioFreeze bottles, or Dry Ice. For information please contact the Referrals Dept (ReferralsOffice@tdlpathology.com).