Sample Advice
Storage Transportation

Storage, packaging & transportation

FRESH SERUM SAMPLES:

Materials:

  • Thermal postal pockets
  • Specimen transport absorbent sheet
  • Freezer pack
  • Postal bag with WellFish Diagnostics address label
  • Sample bag

Method:

  • Place freezer pack FLAT in the freezer and ensure frozen before use (if not placed flat will not fit into thermal postal pocket).
  • Place freezer pack at bottom of thermal postal pocket, followed by sample bag containing serum samples and the specimen transport absorbent sheet.
  • Seal thermal postal pocket and place into postal bag with WellFish Diagnostics address.
  • Post sample using Royal Mail next day delivery.
  • Inform the WellFish Laboratory samples are in transportation (lab@wellfishdiagnostics.com).
  • Please do not post on a Saturday to avoid samples sitting in a sorting office over the weekend.

FROZEN SERUM SAMPLES:

Materials:

  • Polystyrene box with WellFish Diagnostics address label
  • Freezer packs
  • Ice
  • Sample bag
  • Specimen transport absorbent sheet

Method:

  • Place freezer pack FLAT in the freezer and ensure frozen before use (if not placed flat will not fit into polystyrene box).
  • Place freezer pack(s) at bottom of polystyrene box, cover with layer of ice.
  • Place bag(s) containing the samples and the specimen transport absorbent sheet into ice.
  • Cover samples with ice and place freezer pack(s) on top. Ensure box is full.
  • Seal box and post using Royal Mail next day delivery.
  • Inform the WellFish Laboratory samples are in transportation (lab@wellfishdiagnostics.com).
  • Please do not post on a Saturday to avoid samples sitting in a sorting office over the weekend.

Please send samples to:

WellFish Diagnostics Ltd.,

F117 Henry Building West,

University of the West of Scotland,

Paisley, PA1 2BE,

Scotland.

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