Receiving / Processing

The Laboratory has several Receiving/Processing areas that accept samples for both STAT and Routine testing.

Sample Management:

Room 5.136 McCullough Bldg
Telephone: 772-8077
Routine Hours: 24 hours/day, 7 days/week

Microbiology Receiving Section:

Accepts samples for routine and STAT microbiology tests.
Location: McCullough Bldg., Room 5.137; Telephone: 772-1738
Routine Hours: 24 hours/day, 7 days/week except for Saturday and Sunday from 12 am to 7am. Call Sample Management during the 12 am to 7 am hours on Saturday and Sunday.

Blood Bank:

Accepts samples for routine and STAT blood bank testing.
Location: Room 5.102 McCullough Bldg.; Telephone: 772-1524
Hours: 24 hours/day, 7 days/week

Cytopathology:

Location: Room 2.180 John Sealy Annex; Telephone: 772-2872
Hours: 8am to 5pm, Monday - Friday
Routine Samples: deliver to Room 5.136 John Sealy Annex
Non-Gyn or Urgent Samples: deliver to Room 1.410 Jennie Sealy Hospital
After Hours: deliver to 5.136 John Sealy Annex and place in Cytopathology container in the refrigerator. Cytology fixatives for spinal fluid and urine can also be obtained from this refrigerator.

Surgical Pathology:

Processes both inpatient and outpatient tissue samples to provide a diagnosis for patient treatment.
Location: John Sealy Annex, Room 2.180; Telephone: 772-2853 or 772-2855
Routine Hours: 7:30 A.M. to 4:00 P.M., Monday -Friday
Specimen Container: One specimen per container. Container must be labeled with patient's first and last names; hospital or requisition number; and source of tissue. See the Anatomic Pathology Alphabetical Listing of Tests for specific collection information.

Pediatric Immunology / Allergy:

Location: Room C2.360, Children's Hospital.
PRIOR NOTIFICATION IS REQUIRED for all samples tested in this laboratory.
Must call ahead to schedule test ((409) 772-9081/9083).
Most tests require normal control drawn and sent at same time.
Deliver samples immediately (cells die after 2-4 hours).