Specimen Submission Policy
Packaging and shipping of diagnostic specimens must comply with international and federal shipping guidelines.
Animal specimens may also be received for diagnostics testing; please contact client services for more information. The specimen collection volume, stability limitations, container type, preparation steps, storage and transport requirements are available for each test in the Test Directory.
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Improperly Labeled Specimens
Advanced Diagnostic Laboratories at National Jewish Health will not accept any specimen that is not properly and completely identified. On a tube, we require two unique patient identifiers.
The requisition that accompanies the sample must have the:
- ordering, resulting and billing entity name
- phone number
- fax number
- contact name