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Christmas Holiday Period 2017

Last Testing Dates

Samples for Cell Screen and Cell Culture Testing:

The last routine test date is Wednesday 20th December. Samples received after this time will be stored frozen until Wednesday 3rd January 2018.

Tests may be requested for Wednesday 3rd January, but cool-box orders must be placed before 10am on 21st December to enable collection on Tuesday, 2nd January 2018.

NB: We would appreciate it if cell screen submissions for 20th December could be limited to a maximum of 5 per customer.

Samples for Regulatory Testing:

The last day for initiation of European Pharmacopeia (EP) tests is Tuesday 19th December. Samples received after 19th December will be stored frozen until Tuesday 2nd January 2018.

Tests completing between 26th December and 2nd January will be reported after 2nd January 2018.

Veterinary Sample Testing:

The last date for sample  initiation is Friday 22nd December. Please note that we cannot accept samples after Thursday 21st December (unless delivered by hand on the morning of Friday 22nd December) until Tuesday 2nd January 2018.

After 22nd December, any samples requiring mycoplasma testing should be stored frozen (ideally at -70°C) until 2nd January 2018.