Room Temperature Specimens

Room Temperature Specimens – DOWNLOAD

The integrity of a specimen is affected greatly by its handling during transport.

  • Only use shipping materials supplied by Ascend Clinical.
  • Never place room temperature specimens in a box with ice packs or ship with refrigerated specimens.
  • Microbiology specimens may be placed together in the same plastic Transport Bag.
  • Test Tubes (blood specimens) may be placed together in the same plastic Transport Bag.
  • You may ship room temperature microbiology specimens in the same box with other room temperature specimens (such as test tubes) as long as they are bagged separately.
  • All plastic Transport Bags must include an absorbent sheet.