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Christmas Holiday Period 2019/2020

Last Testing Dates

Samples for Cell Screen and Cell Culture Testing:

The last routine test date is Wednesday 11th December. Samples received after this time will be stored frozen until Wednesday 8th January 2020. Please contact us if you have urgent samples to test between these dates.

Tests may be requested for Wednesday 8th January, with cool-box orders to be placed before 10am on 3rd January 2020 to enable collection on Tuesday, 7th January 2020.

Samples for Regulatory Testing:

The last day for initiation of European Pharmacopeia (EP) tests is Friday 20th December. Samples received after 20th December will be stored frozen until Friday 2nd January 2020.

Tests completing between 25th December and 1st January will be reported after 2nd January 2020.

Veterinary Sample Testing:

The last date for sample  initiation is Tuesday 24th December. Please note that we cannot accept samples after midday on Tuesday 24th December  until Thursday 2nd January 2020.

After 24th December, any samples requiring mycoplasma testing should be stored frozen (ideally at -70°C) until 2nd January 2020.