Sample Rejection

Pathomics Health reserves the right to reject suboptimal specimens if they are assessed to be unacceptable for testing.

Specimens will be rejected if the following criteria are met, this list is non-exhaustive:

  • No / incomplete test request form received with the specimen and vice versa
  • Inappropriate specimen type for the test(s) requested
  • Specimen collected in wrong or expired container / transport media
  • Insufficient specimen quantity
  • Improper transport of specimen (delayed or out of temperature range)
  • Integrity of specimen is compromised (e.g., grossly hemolyzed serum / plasma, the preservative is inadequate or quality has deteriorated
  • Broken / leaked specimen