Within North Bristol NHS Trust (NBT)

  • Samples for Blood Sciences: (Biochemistry, Haematology and Immunology) and Infection Sciences: (Bacteriology, Virology, Antimicrobial assays (ARL) and Mycology (MRU)) should be sent via the air tube.
  • TB, or other Infection Sciences samples with Fluid volumes OVER 50ml, should NOT be sent via the air tube.

For Primary Care locations where Pathology Services are provided by North Bristol NHS Trust (NBT)

Sample collections are made by the Pathology’s appointed medical courier City Sprint. For queries regarding this service please email Sylvia Mutch, Pathology Admin Manager at