Specimen Transportation
 
  Specimen Delivery
  Specimen Packaging
Syringes and Needles
  Serum Preparation
  Specimen Storage
  Interferring Substances
 
Handling Procedures Specimen Transportation Syringes with Attached Needles

No specimens are accepted with attached needles except for certain anaerobic specimens for microbiologic workup. The potential for transmission of blood-borne diseases is greatest when needles and sharp instruments are used in direct patient care or in a clinical laboratory setting away from the patient environment. Extreme precautions should always be used in handling sharp objects of any kind.

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