Packaging requirements

There are specific packaging instructions and labelling requirements requiring triple packaging.

  1. Primary leak-proof container – tube or vial containing the sample must be placed inside a ziplock specimen bag with absorbent material
  2. Secondary watertight container, with absorbent material, intended to protect the primary container.
  3. 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).