AML Collection Manual And Procedures

Sample Collection Procedure

    Proper sample collection plays a critical role in clinical laboratory testing and a physician’s diagnosis of the illness. AML has briefly described the standard procedure that should be followed which collecting samples.

Blood, Plasma and Serum Sample Collection:

  • Begin with identifying the patient
  • Check the request form for tests requested, patient information and any special requirements
  • Identify venipuncture site and perform venipuncture using aseptic precautions
  • Collect sample in appropriate containers
  • Label sample immediately using 2 identifiers
  • Inform AML immediately for sample collection
  • Some samples may require special storage requirements. Check test list or call the laboratory for more information.

Urine Sample Collection

  • Check if the test requires 24 hour urine sample or a spot collection. For a 24 hour urine sample use the following procedure.
  • Advise the patient to drink normal amounts of water during the collection period and avoid alcohol.
  • The collected urine sample in the container should be stored in the refrigerator – not at room temperature.
  • Ask the patient to discard the first urine sample in the morning and note the time.
  • All urine passed following this should be collected until the next morning, same time.
  • At the laboratory measure the total quantity of urine and note on the request form.
  • Transfer 30 ml urine to aliquot supplied by AML and inform the laboratory immediately.

Faeces Sample Collection

For a  24 hour samples follow this procedure:

  • Weigh the stool sample (deduct the weight of the container from the full sample collection weight)
  • Note the weight on the request form
  • Transfer about 10 g portion into a 30 ml stool sample container provided by AML
  • For any information about sample collection and transport call our lab at Tel: +971 4 5143255 and speak to one of our staff.