Guide to Taking Group and Screen Blood Tests in General Practice

Accurate blood sample labelling is crucial in general practice, especially for Group and Screen (G&S) tests. Due to a high volume of errors in labelling G&S samples, many have been rejected by the lab, leading to inconvenience for patients and possible delays to treatment. The need for correctly labelled samples is paramount. Our comprehensive guide ensures that healthcare workers can efficiently and correctly take and label G&S blood samples.

For detailed step-by-step guidance on labelling G&S samples, please download the resource on labelling Group and Screen samples and refer to the Royal Cornwall Hospital Trust (RCHT) policy. Practices are advised to add a link to this page and the resource to their local policies and procedures relating to venepuncture. For further support and resources, please contact the Royal Cornwall Hospital Trust at