Specimen Rejection Criteria
In order for Ayass Bioscience, LLC laboratory to be compliant and to provide the most reliable patient results possible, all personnel must adhere to strict guidelines for accepting patient specimens and requisitions. Specimens will be evaluated for adequacy by staff throughout the testing process. Inadequate or unsuitable specimens will need to be re-collected in order to be processed. Below is a list of cases where a specimen will be rejected and therefore NOT be processed for SARS CoV-2 Real Time RT-PCR.
Specimens may be deemed unacceptable for the following reasons:
1. Unlabeled, illegibly labeled, mislabeled, or inadequately labeled specimens. Specifically each specimen should have patient identifiers:
Patient Name, Date of Birth, Sample Collection Date and Time.
- Samples that require minimal additional information but are otherwise deemed suitable may only be processed following the adequate verification process as described above.
2. Specimens received with incomplete requisition form information or without a requisition form.