Keep a register of all specimens dispatched. Record Name Number Ward or health centre of the patient. Type of specimen Investigation required Date of dispatch Method of sending the specimen (eg. Mailing, hand –delivery etc.)
Ensure that the specimen container is free from cracks, and the cap is leak proof. Seal round the container cap with adhesive tape to prevent loosening and leakage during transit.
If the container is glass tube or bottle, use sufficient packaging material to prefect a specimen.
If the specimen is fluid, use sufficient absorbent materiel to absorb it.
Mark all specimen that may contain highly infectious organism “HIGH RISK”
Dispatch slides in a plastic slide continer or use slide carrying box.
Label speciments dispetched by mail, “FRAGILE WITH CARE- PATHOLOGICAL SPECIMGN”.