Requirements for the collection and transport of samples for medical laboratory examinations
This document specifies requirements and good practice recommendations for the collection and transport of samples intended for medical laboratory examinations.
This document is applicable to medical laboratories and service providers, which can be independent from the medical laboratory, involved in laboratory pre-examination processes that include the examination request, patient preparation and identification, sample collection and transport. It can also be applicable to some biobanks.
This document does not apply to blood and blood products intended for transfusion, e.g. red blood cells, platelets, fresh frozen plasma, but can cover the collection and transport of donor samples for testing.
NOTE: International, national or regional regulations or requirements can also apply to specific topics covered in this document.
This document is available in electronic format only.
Date of Publication: May 1, 2023
Order Code PDF: ISO20658E
Order Code Print: print not available
ISO 20658:2023 Additional Details
Technical Committee: ISO/TC 212 Clinical laboratory testing and in vitro diagnostic test systems.