Lab tip – keep cool when it’s hot!

We’re heading into warmer weather, so please remember to keep samples cool after collection.

Traditionally as summer heats up, we notice a deterioration in the quality of some samples received at our laboratories.  Some even arrive in an unsuitable condition for testing.

We recommend you include an ice-pack of some description with your samples if you are sending them to the laboratory via courier.  We are happy to return the ice-packs to you with your shipping containers.

The main exceptions to the “keep it cool rule” are blood/cytology smears, histology samples and faeces for larval culture.  Please leave these at room temperature prior to transport. 

See this ‘How To’ guide on our website for more information.