Transfer of the testing material

What should a patient know when transferring the testing material?

  1. An identity document must be presented.
  2. There must be a doctor’s request for laboratory examinations.
  3. Analyses can be submitted on one’s own (also anonymous), then the laboratory examination request is filled in by a laboratory stuff.
  4. Blood for analyses is taken from the vein with disposable systems by trained laboratory staff.
  5. The material (urine, stool, sputum, sperm, etc.) should be handed over in clean (or sterile, depending on the test being performed) containers, which can be obtained free-of-charge from the laboratory or a doctor.
  6. In the laboratory the primary tubes with blood are stored for three days, but frozen serum for one month (if there is a sufficient amount of material left after the tests), in order to be able, if necessary, to carry out additional examinations without repeated blood collection.
  7. In the price of the analysis the following costs are included: the cost of disposable containers, serum storage, maintenance of the database, a laboratory doctor’s consultation on the results of analyses, several copies of the test results and information in different ways – personally, by phone, by fax, by e‑mail etc.
  8. It is not necessary to draw the blood on an empty stomach (except for certain analyses).
  9. In the reports the reference ranges (normal values) of each parameter are indicated according to age, sex, week of pregnancy (if applicable).
  10. The laboratory test results should always be interpreted by a doctor taking into consideration all other patient’s clinical data.

You can get instructions for collecting individual samples from a laboratory staff member.