Sample Submissions

 

  • All samples submitted to the laboratory should be accompanied by a completed Sample Submission Form. Kindly use our latest version (2015) as from the 1st of March 2015. For a copy of the Form in Word (with Text Boxes) please mail reception@fdalab.co.za.

Sample Preparation, Labelling and Packaging

  • Handle samples with gloves and tweezers where applicable, in order to avoid cross contamination.

  • Pack each sample so that they will not be contaminated by any other samples.

  • Make sure to properly and clearly label the sample(s), indicating the name and identifying what you want analyzed.

  • Pack the samples so that they will not break in transit.

  • Submit a signed Sample Registration form with the samples that describes the work you want done. A copy of the form may also be e-mailed or faxed to us upon despatch of sample.

  • Sample Registration should contain the following information:

    • Your contact details

    • Analysis required

    • Matrix

    • Number of Samples

    • Samples storage requirements

    • Whether you would like to have the sample back after analysis

Local and International Sample Delivery

  • Our laboratory is open from 8am to 5pm on weekdays only. By special arrangement, samples can be received on Saturdays mornings.

  • Use any trusted courier of your choice.

  • If sample needs to remain frozen or refrigerated, please ensure it is appropriately packed for the duration of the transfer.

  • Supply courier with the correct physical address and contact numbers.

  • If necessary, advise us upon despatch of sample, and estimated arrival time.