Some samples may not be accepted. Reasons for not accepting such samples include:
The laboratory will try not to reject a sample unless it poses a health hazard or if results of tests done on such a sample will not be meaningful. Attempts will be made to contact the ward staff/laboratory user to try and solve any problem(s) especially for samples obtained via invasive procedures. However, if any doubt remains as to the identity or source of a sample, it will be rejected, and another sample requested.
The rejected specimen(s) will be logged using the Laboratory Information System (LIS) and the Rejection of Specimen Form will be sent to the ward/laboratory user. Rejected specimen(s) will not be returned.