Changes to the layman’s sample practice
GTK’s layman’s sample practice is becoming paperless and entering the digital age. This will be done by launching a Layman’s Samples mobile app. In the future, observations relating to layman’s samples can be sent to GTK via the free application available for iOS and Android phones. The app can be downloaded from the App Store or Google Play Store at a date that will be announced later. More information on the Layman’s Samples app (in Finnish).
During the transferring phase, samples can be sent with the old method as well, either by printing and filling out the sample form or by writing down the required information by hand. The paper sample form should be included in the parcel with the sample.
When the Layman’s Samples app is published, the observations sent via the app and the samples related to them take priority over the samples sent with a paper form when processing received samples. So, in the future, if you want your sample to be processed and analysed as fast as possible, please use the Layman’s Sample app either on your mobile phone or via a web browser.