Taking Blood Specimens in Office


Under the regulations made under the Laboratory and Specimen Collection Centre Licensing Act 1990 (LSCCLA), Members are permitted to take blood from their own patient in their own office for the purposes of performing only the following seven tests in their own office on that blood:
  1. Blood Group – ABO and RhD.
  2. BTA Bioterrain Assessment.
  3. Fatty acids, free.
  4. Glucose.
  5. Hemoglobin – A1C.
  6. Live blood cell analysis.
  7. Mononuclear Heterophile Antibodies (monospot).
A Member is prohibited from taking blood from a patient for testing in office for any purposes other than performing these seven tests.

(Reference:  R.R.O. 1990, Regulation 683 (Specimen Collection Centres), section 8, paragraph 1)