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  • Specimen Handling & Logistics

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  • Quintiles Clinical Trial

    Safeguarding your laboratory specimens – and ensuring their timely analysis – is critical for accurate, consistent test results within your clinical trial timeline. 

    For worry-free sample collection and processing, Quintiles’ Central Labs takes a proven approach to specimen handling. Through our global network, we share sponsor requirements, best practices and study-specific requirements with all our regional laboratories. Applying the latest knowledge and experience to our global SOPs, we protect the integrity of your laboratory specimens and reduce pre-analytic variability.

    Clinical trial logistics for prompt, secure delivery of biospecimens – 98-99% on-time performance

    • Experts at each laboratory for global efficiencies and local knowledge at the country, city and site level 
    • Best-in-class vendor management program to monitor courier performance and resolve issues quickly 
    • Strict adherence to International Air Transport Association (IATA) guidelines for packing material and documentation 
    • Bar-code labels for positive specimen identification and tracking at each step 
    • Receipt and routing under controlled conditions 
    • Reliable audit trail of sample movement 
    • Flexibility for multiple sample requirements and workflows