Watch out for haemolysis during the warmer months! The hot weather can impact sample quality and the interpretation of results.
To minimise the impact of warm weather on biochemistry and haematology results:
> Use a serum gel tube (instead of red top), allow the sample to clot and then centrifuge the sample prior to sending (if possible).
> Ensure all samples are kept refrigerated in-clinic prior to sending via courier.
> PLUS include an ice pack in with your samples for transport (we will return this to you), but ensure it is not in direct contact with the samples.