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13/05/2021 3:47:19 PM

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GV Health Pathology Collection Manual

Welcome to GV Health Pathology's Online Collection Manual. Please use the left-hand navigation pane to select the required test, or use the Search facility at the top of this page. A list of our collection centres can be found here.

Critical results:

An overview of critical limits for relevant test results and when/to whom they will be phoned can be viewed here

Guidelines for Request and Specimen Labeling Requirements for Pathology

Please collect samples in the following order of draw:

It is important to collect samples in the specific order shown below to maintain sample integrity and accuracy. Different blood tubes have different additives that can alter test results when the following order is not strictly adhered to.

Blood collection order of draw

Swab collection guide

Please note:

  • Contact numbers for information included in test listings are available between the hours of 9.00am to 6.00 pm Monday to Friday. For after hours Emergency enquiries only please phone (03) 5832 3412.
  • Unless otherwise specified, specimens are to be transported to the laboratory as soon as possible after collection, at 2 - 24 deg. C.


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