Collection of sample should be carefully controlled to avoid stress-related increases in catecholamine levels.
Collect an EDTA blood samples and transport on ice to Clinical Biochemistry Department within 30 minutes of collection. Sample must be kept cold but is viable for up to 20 minutes without ice and for 30-60 minutes with ice.
York Teaching Hospital NHS Foundation Trust is registered, and therefore licensed to provide services, by the Care Quality Commission (Provider ID: 1-114394658). For more information, visit www.cqc.org.uk
Tour de Yorkshire takes place this weekend, starting in Bridlington on Friday. Don’t get delayed if you need to attend NHS services for an appointment or otherwise; please check local radio for info on road closures and allow extra time for travelling.