Information For Healthcare Professionals - Specimen Mailing Instructions
Mail the sample cards on day of collection (or within 24 hours)
to the screening program using the preprinted envelopes provided.
If stacking several cards for mailing then do not directly place
one blood spot on top of another as this can cause contamination; rotate each
card in the stack to alternate the collection areas.
Place the cards inside a protective paper cover before they
are placed in the envelope. These covers are provided with the envelopes. If one
is not readily available then wrap a sheet of clean white paper around the cards.
Ensure the blood spots are completely covered.
There is minimal risk of infection from dried-blood samples.
However, it is recommended that the sample cards be protected by a double layer
of covering to ensure the samples remain sealed and well protected during mailing.