How to send us a specimen

HMDS accepts referrals of all types of diagnostic specimens (blood, bone marrow and tissue samples) from NHS and private providers within the United Kingdom.

Please download the appropriate request form (listed below) and refer to the User Guide for further details.
Please ensure to complete the request form correctly, as incomplete forms may delay HMDS from issuing a final report. Guidelines for labelling samples and requests forms can be found here.

In most cases charging is based on the specimen type (lymph node biopsy, bone marrow aspirate and trephine biopsy etc.) and this includes all investigations required.
Specimens from NHS patients are charged according to the current tariff published by Leeds Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust.
Please contact us for more details on how to arrange for referrals and testing.

Request Forms
HMDS Request Form
Chimerism Request Form
Rituximab Request Form
CML molecular monitoring Request Form
Myeloma X Request Form
PNH Request Form
Outreach Request Form

Useful Documents
HMDS Address Label Template
HMDS Lab User Guide
Standards for labelling samples and request forms

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