In order to assist the laboratory to prioritise inpatient samples, please write the word ‘inpatient’ on a sticker and attach it to the outside of the plastic bag containing the sample.

There is a COVID-19 sample collection option when calling through the task for porter collection. The porters will need to know this so that we can collect in the correct receptacle and so that the collection is recorded as high priority.

Also – just a reminder that all samples taken to screen for COVID-19 MUST be double-bagged in clear bags.