How to order a pathology test from RFL laboratories

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There has been a large increase in the number of pathology sample requests that need to be booked manually by Royal Free London laboratories, which can cause a delay in processing requests and prevent GPs from receiving results.

When making a pathology test request, please confirm with your patient which hospital they will be attending to provide the sample, and then place the request using that hospital’s tQuest system. 

Ordering a request using the incorrect tQuest system will impact the laboratory’s ability to process your request in a timely manner.

The Pathway for Community Pathology Testing: Request to result document contains a chart that outlines the best practice for placing pathology requests in the community and helps to clarify some of the IT terminology involved.

Pathway for community pathology testing: request to result

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Expiry date: Jun 26th, 2021