Fact sheet – Retention period for COVID-19 test samples
This fact sheet supports pathology laboratories by recommending the retention period for coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) test samples for diagnostic microbiological examination.
It supplements the expected requirements set out in the National Pathology Accreditation Advisory Council's Requirements for the retention of laboratory records and diagnostic material (Ninth Edition 2022).
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Published 19 April 2022.
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