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Christmas Holiday Period 2020/2021

Last Testing Dates

Samples for Cell Screen and Cell Culture Testing:

The last routine test date is Wednesday 16th December. Samples received after this time will be stored frozen until Wednesday 6th January 2021. Please contact us if you have urgent samples to test between these dates.

Tests may be requested for Wednesday 6th January, with cool-box orders to be placed before 10am on Tuesday 22nd December 2020 to enable collection on Tuesday 5th January 2021.

Samples for Regulatory Testing:

The last day for initiation of European Pharmacopeia (EP) tests is Friday 18th December. Samples received after 18th December will be stored frozen until  Friday 8th January 2021.

Tests completing between 25th December and 1st January will be reported after  Monday 4th January 2021.

Samples for PCR Testing:

The last day for PCR testing for routine samples (protocol 2) is Friday 18th December 2020.

The last day for testing regulatory PCR samples (protocol 1) is Wednesday 16th December 2020.

Veterinary Sample Testing:

The last date for sample  initiation is Wednesday 23rd December. Please note that we cannot accept samples after midday on Wednesday  23rd December  until Monday 4th January 2021.

All Sample Testing:

After the last testing dates in December, as listed above; any samples requiring mycoplasma testing should be stored frozen (ideally at -70°C) until 4th January 2021.