Wednesday, October 7, 2020

NOTICE: Restrictions 12th October

 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

9th  and 12th October

Prenatal Extended Panel Test

9th  and 12th October

Neobona Tests

9th  and 12th October

           Melisa Test

Not accepted until further notice

Semen Samples

9th  and 12th October

Telomeric Length Test

9th  and 12th October

Catalase Test

9th  and 12th October

Superoxide Dismutase Test

9th  and 12th October

Cytotoxic Anti Paternal Antibodies Test

9th  and 12th October

Autologous Serum Test

9th  and 12th October


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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