Thursday, September 3, 2020

Restrictions: Festivity 11th and 24th Setember


Dear valued colleagues and customers,

Please kindly note the following festivity restrictions at the central laboratory of Barcelona.

  • Regarding the reception and assessment of PCR and serology SARS - Cov-2 samples, we will proceed in the usual way, maintaining the TAT 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

11th  and 24th Setember

Prenatal Extended Panel Test

11th  and 24th Setember

Neobona Tests

11th  and 24th Setember

           Melisa Test

Not accepted until further notice

Semen Samples

11th  and 24th Setember

Telomeric Length Test

11th  and 24th Setember

Catalase Test

11th  and 24th Setember

Superoxide Dismutase Test

11th  and 24th Setember

Cytotoxic Anti Paternal Antibodies Test

11th  and 24th Setember

Autologous Serum Test

11th  and 24th Setember


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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