Request formsHelpful documents to assist you with referrals
In the laboratory this process is divided into 3 phases:
• Pre-analytical phase (patient preparation, sample collection, transport, registration and sample preparation)
• Analytical phase (analysis of the sample to produce a result)
• Post-analytical phase (creation of the final report that reaches the clinician)
A review of the literature suggests that +/- 68 % of laboratory errors occur in the pre-analytical phase. This implies that the person collecting the blood and completing the request form plays a crucial role in the quality of the results produced. A recent in house analysis at PathCare demonstrated errors or lack of important information on request forms in approximately 22% of forms received.
Accurate and detailed completion of the request form plays a vital part in the laboratory process.
For ease of referral, please see PathCare’s electronic fillable request forms below.
Type in your patient demographic & guarantor details, select by clicking the appropriate tests, save the form to your device & forward to your patient
Please Note: The request forms have been added for Clinical use ONLY from referring doctors.