Festive season opening hours

Like COVID, Christmas is just around the corner.  So here is a reminder of our opening hours over the Christmas and New Year weekends.

Our opening hours over the festive season are as follows:

> Christmas – CLOSED from Saturday 25 December to Tuesday 28 December, opening again with normal working hours on Wednesday 29 December.

> New Year – CLOSED from Saturday 1 January to Tuesday 4 January, opening again with normal working hours on Wednesday 5 January.

Please note:
> We do not recommend samples are sent overnight on Friday 24 and 31 December,  as they will not be delivered to us until the Wednesday after the public holidays, and will likely be unsuitable for testing on receipt (except for histology).
> To ensure you receive consumable orders prior to Christmas, please endeavour to have all orders to us by close of business on Wednesday 15 December . We are unable to guarantee pre-Christmas delivery of orders received after this time. Delays with consumable orders may occur over the Christmas and New Year weeks due to the restricted courier service. Please ensure any urgent orders sent during this period are clearly marked as such.  
> Some referral laboratories will also be closed during the Christmas holiday period, consequently some testing turn-around-times could be affected.  Please contact the laboratory (0800 GRIBBLES) if you have any concerns.