Patient information sheets

These documents are intended to provide patients with guidance on correct sample collection procedures and other useful testing information.

Use the search field below to search for documents by year of release, otherwise newer documents can be found at the bottom of the table below.

Document name Date

COVID-19 - Saliva Testing for Permitted Workers

COVID-19 Saliva Testing - Saliva Testing for Permitted Workers

14 September 2021

COVID-19 - Saliva Testing Information Pack

COVID-19 Saliva Testing - Information Pack

15 September 2021

Warfarin

Important facts for patients on warfarin

24 December 2020

Urine for microbiology collection instructions

Instructions on how to collect a urine sample for microbiology testing

28 September 2017

Urine for cytology collection instructions

Instructions for collecting a urine same for cytology testing

18 October 2011

Sputum Sample Collection

Instructions for the collection of sputum samples

December 2020

Semen Analysis Information

Laboratory hours and sample collection instruction for seminal fluid testing

23 December 2020

Self-taken vaginal swab instructions

Instructions for patients to take their own vaginal swabs.

17 December 2013

Mantoux test

Information on how to go about having a Mantoux test

18 October 2011

Fasting test

Important information for patients required to fast before a blood test

18 October 2011

Faeces collection

Instructions on how to collect a faeces sample

May 2021

Faecal Parasite sample collection

Instructions on how to collect a sample onto Total-Fix fixative

August 2017

Patient eligibility

Patient eligibility for public funding of medical laboratory testing

September 2021