Completing the Laboratory Requisition

To prevent rejection or specimen testing delays, the requisition and specimen labels must be accurate, legible and complete; information on the requisition must match information on the specimen. The following links detail the requirements:

Special requirements for some testing are available in the Laboratory Test Catalogue.
(e.g.,  fasting required - no food or drink for at least 8 hours prior to collection)

Healthcare providers must provide this information and instructions to the patient prior to specimen collection. Guidance on medication use prior to collection is also required.

For information related to anonymous (coded) and unidentified protocol patients see:

Required Formats and Information for Laboratory Requistions contains essential information to assist in completing the requisition.