We’re heading into warmer weather, so please remember to keep samples cool after collection.
Traditionally as summer heats up, we notice a deterioration in the quality of some samples received at our laboratories. Some even arrive in an unsuitable condition for testing.
We recommend you include an ice-pack of some description with your samples if you are sending them to the laboratory via courier. We are happy to return the ice-packs to you with your shipping containers.
The main exceptions to the “keep it cool rule” are blood/cytology smears, histology samples and faeces for larval culture. Please leave these at room temperature prior to transport.
See this ‘How To’ guide on our website for more information.