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.
An overview of critical limits for relevant test results and when/to whom they will be phoned can be viewed
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:
1. Blood Culture bottles
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2. Serum Gel 4.7mL
3. Sodium Citrate 3mL
4. Lithium Heparin tube 7.5mL
5. Metals tube 6 mL
5. EDTA 2.6mL
6. EDTA 7.5mL
7. Fluoride Oxalate 2.6mL
8. ACD 9mL
For further information please contact: Collection Centre (03) 5832 2358