Houston Methodist. Leading Medicine.
Houston Methodist. Leading Medicine

Manual Orders

Manual Orders

For help contact Laboratory Client Services at (713) 441-4411.

  1. Test Selection
    Refer to the Test Catalog for a listing of the available tests. The test catalog provides detailed instructions for specimen type, collection, volume required, container, storage and transportation conditions.
  2. Download all needed forms from list below:
    HMDL General Test Requisition (PDF format / Excel format)
    HMDL Coagulation Test Requisition (PDF format / Excel format)
    HMDL Molecular Test Requisition (PDF format / Excel format)
    HMDL Manifest (PDF format / Excel format)
  3. Fill out the appropriate form ensuring that at least two specimen identifiers are included on both the order form and the specimen itself. Please include the following information on the order form:
    Patient’s name
    Patient’s unique hospital number or date of birth
    Laboratory of Origin
    Age and Sex
    Physician’s name
    Physician’s phone number, fax number & after hours phone
    Date and time of collection
    Tests ordered
  4. Specimen Preparation and Shipping
    All specimens submitted for testing must be appropriately labeled and documented on a requisition. Follow the standard directions for Specimen Preparation and Shipping. To order shipping supplies contact Laboratory Client Services at (713) 441-4411.