Urgent Samples

Urgent samples (last updated 3 Aug 2012)

Source: Helen Dasley, Pathology Quality Manager, Maidstone and Tunbridge Wells NHS Trust

With the exception of frozen sections, Histology, Cytology and Immunology samples are not considered urgent and should be sent routinely.

Urgent samples are those that need to be processed within 1 - 3 hours after sample collection.

Urgent samples from acute services within MTW

Urgent samples from GP surgeries and community

Urgent samples from external acute services