From 15th January the following changes are being made to sample tube requirements with the requesting module in ICE order comms amended accordingly:
- Single Purple Top EDTA tube required when glycated Hb (HbA1c) and FBC both requested (currently ICE instructs 2 tubes)
- Immunology tests will now require a Gold Top Serum tube (where a red top was previously requested). This will be indicated by (I) suffix in the specimen collection instructions. Where possible, please ensure a separate gold is taken for Immunology as sharing of sample with other departments leads to result delays or insufficient sample for testing. More information here.
- Reduction in volume requirements for some Biochemistry tests (will reduce number of serum tube requirements for some test combinations)