UKCA marked self-collection sample kits

Friday, 15 July 2022

Many more doctors and practices have recently become interested in self-collection kits for their patients. Blood, stool, urine and swabs, in various combinations, enable patients’ samples to be collected safely at home and sent to the laboratory for testing.

Regulations now require self-collection sample kits to comply with UKCA guidelines. We have started introducing the new UKCA test kits with all versions available to practices, or patients, with future kit orders. Kits that have already been provided to patients or practices will continue to be accepted.

There are a few important changes in the presentation of the new kits, although the sample collection process for patients remains unchanged. All kits are now priced the same, and whether you order kits on a regular, volume, or individual basis, or are new to this service, you may wish to discuss the implications of these kit changes in more detail. For further information, please email UKCAkits@tdlpathology.com