Specimen Collection Guidelines

Specimen Collection Guidelines

Several factors go into an accurate test result, and we follow strict procedures in handling your specimens, conducting the ordered tests and reporting the results.

But the process starts with patient preparation and, sometimes, specimen collection.


If your health care provider has ordered a test requiring you to collect a specimen at home, please download the guidelines below for the test your provider has ordered.


If you are collecting a specimen from a patient for a lab test, please download the guidelines that apply.