Thursday, April 30, 2020

NOTICE:Restrictions on the samples shipment 1st May festivity

Dear valued colleagues and customers,

Please kindly note the following Worker’s Day festivity restrictions at the central laboratory of Barcelona.

  • Customs Offices will not be operational on May 1st.

  • Worker’s Day festivity is May 1st, during this day Customer Services will not be operational.

  • Regarding the reception and assessment of PCR and serology SARS - Cov-2 samples, we will proceed in the usual way, maintaining the turn-around time for these tests.

Be informed of the following additional restrictions aimed at preserving the stability of samples during these days.

Non-acceptance days
(both inclusive)
Functional Study of Gut Microbiota
Not accepted until further notice
Prenatal Extended Panel Test
From April 30th to May 1st
Neobona Tests
May 1st
Melisa Test
Not accepted until further notice
Semen Samples
Not accepted until further notice
Telomeric Length Test
From April 30th to May 1st
Catalase Test
May 1st
Superoxide Dismutase Test
May 1st
Cytotoxic Anti Paternal Antibodies Test
Not accepted until further notice
Autologous Serum Test
Not accepted until further notice

In these most committed days, we kindly ask you to bear in mind the following stability information:



 Chorionic villus
24-48h Room Temperature 
 3 days refrigerated

 Amniotic fluid
 Fetal blood
 Abortive tissue
 Peripheral blood
 Skin biopsy
 24-48h Room   Temperature 
 4 days refrigerated
(3 days skin biopsy)

 Peripheral blood

 24-48h Room  Temperature
 Bone marrow

After the festivity, sample reception will be normalized.

Additionally, note that although batch testing may be subject to modifications, maximum turnaround time will be respected. The turnaround time of tests that due to their characteristics require urgency will also be respected.

For further information, please do not hesitate to contact us.

We thank you for your understanding.

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