All specimens must be labelled according to the Pathology labelling standards. Specimens that are not fully labelled will not be reported.
If the labelling of a request form or specimen does not meet miniumum labelling standards, and it is not possible to provide a repeat specimen, the requesting clinician will be asked to sign a declaration form. This form details the labelling deficiencies and places responsibility upon the clinician for clinical decisions based upon the results.
The results for the specimen will not be released until the laboratory has received the signed declaration form.