The Willink Metabolic Unit has a request form (download our Willink Request Form) but will accept requests for tests written on other request forms or by letter from the referring doctor, provided that all the relevant information is given.
The information given should include:
Patient name in full
Identification number e.g. hospital number or NHS number
Date of Birth
Consultant or referring doctor’s name
Name and address to where reports should be sent
Date and time of specimen
Date and time of sending sample
Specimens sent from another laboratory must be identified with the referring laboratory number, which should also be on the request form.