Ensuring Sample Integrity – Certified Training
This training program is intended to outline the necessary steps to follow ensuring the integrity of each sample from collection to shipping properly to the lab. Please read through all the information within this training program. After completing the training program, you may test your knowledge with our online certification test. Once you have successfully passed the test with 100% accuracy, you will receive a personalized certificate of training in which you can print for your records.
The Chain of Custody (COC)
Step 1: The collector must identify the donor, either through prior knowledge and/or a State/Government issued photo ID.
Step 2: Have the donor initial and date the specimen ID/security label in the corresponding section as shown in red below. The agency information section (towards the top left) should be pre-printed. If this is not the case or any of the information is incorrect, please fill in or update appropriately.
Step 6: The specimen is to be released to FedEx Express using the provided shipping label and supplies. FedEx Express provides the necessary courier.
Important: Every section of the Chain of Custody (COC) is very important and should be completed in its entirety to ensure fast turnaround time and accurate reporting!
Reasons For Sample Rejection
Premier Biotech Labs is committed to providing clients with the most accurate results and therefore may reject samples for the following reasons. To ensure the highest quality standards and the integrity of each specimen, samples require proper collection, labeling and transportation.
Specimens submitted for testing must also be accompanied by the corresponding and completed Chain of Custody form as directed throughout this training. The following outlines reasons samples may be rejected once they have been received at the lab.
Collector Did Not Sign The Chain of Custody Form
Specimen Received In The Lab Past 30 Days From The Collection Date
Specimen ID/ Security Seal Broken or Compromised
Quantity Not Sufficient/ Specimen Leaked in Transit
Chain of Custody Form Missing or Not Completed Properly