It is important to remember that the following are fatal flaws and can cause the specimen not to be tested:
- The number on the Custody and Control Form (CCF) and the security strips do not match.
- The security strip/tape on the specimen vial is broken or shows evidence of tampering.
- The quantity of urine required is not sufficient.
- The collector’s printed name and signature in Step 4 of the CCF are omitted.
- A CCF is submitted to the testing facility without an accompanying specimen.
- A specimen is submitted to the testing facility without an accompanying CCF.
- Two separate collections were performed and only one CCF was submitted (eg, specimens from a donor’s unobserved and observed collection are submitted using only one CCF for both).
The following are flaws that may be corrected by either sending a signed statement or a Memorandum for Record to the testing facility:
- The collector printed his or her name, but forgot to sign the CCF.
- The collector checked the temperature of the specimen, but forgot to note this fact on the CCF (eg, marking the "YES" box in Step 2 on the CCF).