Instructions for Sending a Non-Negative Specimen to the Lab

Validating Preliminary Results on a Sample and the Specimen Transportation Process

Step 1: Initiating the Lab Sending Process

  1. When prompted with a Non-Negative Specimen, on the preliminary results page.
  2. Scroll down to the bottom of the page and locate the "Send to Lab" option.
  3. Click on the "Send to Lab" option to proceed.

Step 2: Validate

  1. At the bottom of the page, find and press the "Validate" button.
  2. Upon pressing "Validate," a three-minute timer will begin its countdown.
  3. After the three-minute countdown, move to the results history page.
  4. Scan your DRT (Digital Rapid Test) once again.

Step 3: Sending the Preliminary Result for Validation

  1. Once you receive the preliminary validation result, navigate to the results page.
  2. Locate and select the "Send to Lab" button to initiate the sending process.

Important Notes for Validated Non-Negative Specimens:

Ensure the DRT remains tightly sealed until you distinctly hear a CLICK sound, as this is a crucial precaution to prevent any potential leaks during transit. Make sure the DRT is firmly sealed with a security seal, and that the donor initials and dates this seal. Failure to do so will lead to a critical issue upon arrival at the laboratory.

  • You'll find the appropriate security seals within the Rapid Test kit Box, enclosed in a clear plastic bag.
  • Apply the security seal over the lid of the POCT and secure it on the sides of the cup.
  • Ensure that the QR code and Lab ID on the test kit are not covered by the seal.

Step 4: Packaging and Transporting the Specimen

  1. Place the validated specimen into the clear plastic "specimen transport bag" that has the absorbent material in the pouch.
  2. Seal the specimen transport bag.
  3. Add the sealed specimen transport bag to the provided FedEx pouch.
  4. Ensure that all specimens to be sent are placed within the same shipment pouch.