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Labelling and storing specimens

Your doctor may request a pathology test that requires you to collect a specimen at home.

The laboratory will supply you with the appropriate container and instructions on how to collect the specimen.

Please ensure that the specimen container is labelled with:

  • patient’s full name
  • patient’s date of birth
  • collection time and date.

Follow the collection instructions to ensure the specimen is stored correctly.

Take the specimen and request form to a Pathology Queensland collection centre as soon as possible.

If you are travelling within Queensland, you can visit any Pathology Queensland collection centre and pick up collection containers and instructions for sample collection.

Last updated: 1 September 2017