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Specimen container, Leeds, England, 1975-1980

This cardboard specimen container was used to transport blood and urine samples from patients on wards to the laboratory. It is an example of a cheap disposable container, clearly labelled for its purpose and intended for one use only. The laboratory would run tests on the sample to help make a diagnosis.

Object number:

1988-1388/1

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Glossary: specimen container

Container used to transport specimens from patients to the laboratory, often a urine sample.

Glossary: laboratory

Rooms, buildings, or groups of buildings equipped with apparatus for scientific experiments or other research, testing, and investigations.