Samples must be submitted in the CityU VDL specimen bags (provided free on request) together with a completed Sample Submission form.
Place all samples from a case into one specimen bag and place the submission form into the pocket attached to the specimen bag. If the
sample does not fit into the specimen bag (eg. A 10L biopsy pot), please place the submission form into the specimen bag and securely
attach the bag onto the sample.
Please correctly identify and label all samples, and fully complete all Sample Submission forms.
If a sample is submitted for two different tests (ie. Nasal swab for culture and sensitivity as well as a viral PCR test) it is recommended
to submit 2 separate samples from the same site for each of the different tests requested.
Filling in Submission Forms
Please fill in the full name of the submitting veterinarian. To avoid confusions during accessioning (which may result in delay of sample processing),
please do not write the veterinarian’s initials only.
Please indicate what sample type has been submitted. For example, if multiple biopsy samples from multiple sites has been taken and placed
into one biopsy pot, please indicate on the submission form which sites the biopsy samples are taken from.
Please fill in all the fields on the submission form including date collected and time.
If your clinic has multiple branches, please indicate in the clinic name field which branch you are submitting from. This will avoid confusion
during accessioning, which may result in delay of sample processing.