Requests and Collection

  • The pathology laboratory provides and interprets analytical and morphological information to assist in the diagnosis of clinical problems and the monitoring of disease progress and treatment.
  • The provision of a legible and appropriate clinical history on the request form, together with a properly collected specimen, allows the pathology laboratory to issue relevant and accurate results, and to assist the clinician in the interpretation of these results in the clinical context.
  • The pathologist and/or laboratory staff should be consulted where uncertainty exists about the availability, appropriateness, or selection of tests, the nature of the specimen required, or interpretation of the results.

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