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Laboratory (Samples) (Children and Families)


CHI at Temple Street
Temple Street
Dublin 1
Tel.: (01) 878 4266

A laboratory is a facility that provides special conditions in which research, experiments and measurements may be performed.In a hospital a medical or clinical laboratory is a laboratory where tests are done on clinical specimens in order to get information about the health of a patient in help in deciding on a diagnosis, treatment plan or the prevention of a disease.

Within our hospital we have a number of laboratories, our reception area is on the first floor which can be accessed by a lift or stairs near the Emergency Department.

If you are bringing a specimen to us please follow the instructions below

  • Use the container given to your doctor or nurse
  • Make sure all forms are filled in correctly and container is labelled.
  • Make sure container lids are closed securely
  • Bring in the sample within the time limits below
    • Sputum and Urine – as soon as possible (refrigerate if delayed)
    • Faeces / stools – within 2 hours


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