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Request Form and other Advice

All specimens should be directed to the Blood Transfusion department at either Frimley Park Hospital, the Royal Surrey County Hospital or St Peter's Hospital as appropriate.

Both specimen label and request form must be fully completed.

PLEASE NOTE: Addressograph labels are not permitted on Blood Transfusion samples but may be used on request forms.

The minimum requirements for completion of the form are:

Four points of identification are mandatory and samples will not be tested unless all points completed on both form and sample

  • Hospital Number and/or NHS Number
  • Forename and Family Name
  • Date of Birth 
  • Signature/initials of phlebotomist 

Form and sample must also contain:

  • Ward or GP Surgery
  • Date and Time of Phlebotomy

Form must also contain:

  • Consultant
  • Name of Doctor/GP completing the request & bleep/contact number if inpatient
  • Clinical Details, including differential diagnosis

For GP samples please see separate advice on transportation on main page.

Inpatient samples may be brought to the laboratory by any member of staff designated to do so or will be delivered to main reception by the phlebotomists.