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28 Pa. Code § 5.42. Transportation of specimens.

§ 5.42. Transportation of specimens.

 Procedures used for transporting specimens from collection points to the testing facilities of the clinical laboratory shall be such that the physical integrity and composition of the specimen remain intact, and changes do not occur in the specimen which will interfere with the validity of subsequent results. This includes factors of time, temperature and other environmental factors which are critical to the preservation of the specimen.

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