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Category
Standard
Version
9
Access
Open
Status
Active
Updated
2022
This document describes minimum standards for retention of laboratory records and materials by medical pathology services. These principles are important for medical pathology services. Individual laboratories may choose to exceed these minimum requirements based on local circumstances and historical practice.

Main sections:

• Conditions of specimen storage

• Minimum retention times

• Tracking of referred and received specimens

• Disposal of specimens and records

• Impact of amalgamation, mergers or change of ownership
Access Requirements for the retention of laboratory records and diagnostic material v9

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