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The sample is logged in to the computer

After the sample has been collected and labeled, it is transported to the lab to be logged in. Depending on the test needed and where you have the sample drawn, your blood may be simply transported to the lab where the analysis is performed or transported to a lab that specializes in a particular blood analysis.

Once the specimen arrives in the lab, however near or far away, your blood sample will be logged into the laboratory's tracking system. The tube label contains all the information necessary to ensure that the sample is analyzed for the appropriate tests and the results are matched to your name. Usually, a written or electronic requisition form listing not only your information but also your health practitioner's name and address is sent with the sample so the results can be sent to the appropriate person.

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