CRL offers a comprehensive test menu ranging from routine laboratory services to the latest molecular testing. We continually advance our test menu, provide customization, and hold ourselves to the highest of quality and support standards, uniquely positioning our partners to achieve the best possible outcomes.
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Specimen Collection & Handling
Valid laboratory results are dependent upon proper specimen collection and handling prior to the arrival of the sample in the laboratory. Clinical Reference Laboratory (CRL) receives samples from four (4) different sources: insurance examiners, clinics, clinical trials, and in-house collections. The following is a basic phlebotomy procedure, followed by procedures specific for each type of collection.
Note: There are business specific and in-house requirements for filling out requisition/consent forms and for collections. Refer to appropriate business unit Appendix and/or procedures.
- Blood Collection
- Urine Collection
- Dried Blood Spot Collection
- Oral Fluid Collection
- Bacteriology Specimen Collection
- Insurance Collections – specific instructions
- Clinic Collections – specific instructions
- Forensic Collection
- Collection Tubes
- Specimen Requirements for Commonly Performed Tests
- Heavy Metals