Thursday, March 25, 2021

NOTICE: Restrictions March and April

 Dear valued colleagues and customers,

Please kindly note the following festivity restrictions at the central laboratory of Barcelona during Easter Holiday:

- Customer Service will offer service during normal hours, with the exception of April 2nd and 5th of April. Those two days, schedule will be from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m.

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

Non-acceptance days
(both inclusive)
From 29th March to 5th April
Prenatal Extended Panel Test
From 31st March to 5th April

Neobona Tests
From 2nd to 5th April

Melisa Test
Not accepted until further notice
Semen Samples
From 1st to 5th April
Telomeric Length Test
From 1st to 5th April
Catalase Test
From 1st to 5th April
Superoxide Dismutase Test
From 1st to 5th April
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

Regarding to tests not included in the table of specific restrictions:

- Normal activity on Thursday 1st April.

- 2nd, 3rd April: TAT will be maintained for those test that, due to their characteristics, require urgent processing. For those test that suffer a change in processing days, we will try to respect the maximum TAT. 

Tuesday 6th April , reception and processing of samples will be normalized.

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

We thank you for your understanding.

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