The Pre – Analytical Department at PCL includes the specimen collecting service. All specimen collections for laboratory tests on blood and urine are coordinated by personnel in this Department. Specially trained individuals are scheduled to coordinate and perform venous and capillary punctures, H. Pylori Breath Test and perform glucose screening. All staff in the section are responsible for collecting blood for different protocols, which have been approved by the Laboratory Director. The responsibility of the Pre – Analytical Department is not only to collect specimens on a routine basis but also to ensure consistent phlebotomy quality and to evaluate new specimen collection devices, collection processes, and transport receptacles.