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    Laboratory Services Section
    MC 1947
    PO Box 149347 Austin, TX 78714-9347
    1100 W. 49th Street
    Austin, TX 78756-3199

    Phone: (512) 776-7318
    Fax: (512) 776-7294

    Phone Us Toll Free at:
    (888) 963-7111, ext. 7318

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LabGuides Tutorials

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LabGuides are short tutorials designed to help you meet the acceptance criteria for certain specimens sent to the DSHS Laboratory. Improper collection, documentation, storage, or shipment of specimens are primary reasons they are considered unsatisfactory for testing by the Laboratory and discarded.

Correct specimen preparation and handling is beneficial for all involved. For the Laboratory, it helps ensure the quality of test results and compliance with regulatory requirements, and it meets test manufacturers’ specimen acceptance criteria. For the provider, it avoids added expense, delays in prompt diagnosis of medical condition or illness, disruption of health services, and possibly additional discomfort for the patient.

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Last updated September 12, 2013