Guidelines for Approved Pathology Collection Centres - Australian Government


You may be required to comply with these guidelines if you intend to operate a specimen collection centre.

These guidelines outline minimum requirements for best practice for all specimen collection, including premises, staffing, equipment, documentation and procedures for collection.

The requirements apply to Approved Collection Centres, hospital collection points and any collection activity connected to an Approved Pathology Authority.

This document must be read in conjunction with the Tier 2 document - Requirements for Medical Pathology Services.

Service type

Code of Practice

A code of practice is a set of rules which details how people in a certain industry should behave. A code of practice can be defined as a result of legislation or by industry regulators and bodies.

Other resources

Act(s) name

Health Insurance Act 1973 Australian Government

Regulation(s) name

Health Insurance Regulations 2018 Australian Government

Administering agency

Department of Health and Aged Care

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