Fasting Blood tests; these include fasting blood sugar, fasting lipid profile and can only be tested if the patient has fasted overnight a maximum of 12 hours. If however patient fasts overnight and comes to test after 10.00am; this will no longer be fasting but starving thus giving inaccurate results
Glucose Tolerance tests (GTT): this test requires patient to come fasting overnight and needs to be booked by the laboratory as it takes several hours to collect the required samples.
Bone Marrow Aspirations & Fine Needle Aspirations: this can only be collected by a Specialist on appointment with the lab.
Filaria Parasite tests; blood can only be taken at the following time;
Between 10 am and mid-day
Between 10.00pm and Mid-night
Semen Analysis; requires special instruction on collection and samples collected before meeting the laboratory requirement will be rejected.