Address labels for Sample Boxes - Irish Blood Transfusion Service

Address labels for Sample Boxes

It is important that when referring diagnostic samples to the RCI laboratories that these key points are followed:

  • Use the correct address - clearly identifying the laboratory name (see attached map & directions to the RCI laboratory, lBTS)
  • Discuss with the laboratory (by telephone) regarding arrangements for urgent samples
  • Ensure the boxes for urgent samples are marked as 'Urgent'
  • All samples must be packaged in accordance with European Agreement Concerning the International Carriage of Dangerous Goods by Road Regulations (ADR) and International Air Transport Association (IATA) regulations

We have produced a standard set of sample box address label templates for the RCI laboratory. This will help IBTS staff to identify where the boxes are to be delivered when they arrive on site, reducing the risk of samples referred to the RCI laboratory being incorrectly stored or forwarded to the wrong department.  

Your co-operation in using these labels, when referring diagnostic samples to our laboratories, will be greatly appreciated. The templates can be printed direct onto labels 99.1 x 38.1 mm please print your label here.

For further information on specimen delivery, packaging, storage and transport requirements please refer to our User Manual (link).

Sample label:

FAO: RED CELL IMMUNOHAEMATOLOGY

NATIONAL BLOOD CENTRE

James’s St.

Dublin 8                             ROUTINE / URGENT

D08NH5R

Referring Hospital………….… Date……………………

STORE BETWEEN 2ºC and 8ºC