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Pathology and Laboratory Medicine
Health Practitioners and the Laboratory

​Recent Laboratory Service Manual Updates

June 11 2019

Transfusion Medicine

Name of Test/Supporting Item
Categories with Changes
Platelets
​Notes (Rh negative recipient age defined)

June 10 2019

Microbiology

Name of Test/Supporting Item
Categories with Changes
​Interferon Gamma Release Assay
​Collection Container, Collection Procedure

May 28 2019

Chemistry

Name of Test/Supporting ItemCategories with Changes
HIV Antigen/Antibody Screen, Routine
​Required volume, reflex testing, forms required


May 8 2019

Transfusion Medicine

Name of Test/Supporting ItemCategories with Changes
Cold Screen for Cardiovascular Surgery​availability, additional comments


May 3 2019

Microbiology

Name of Test/Supporting ItemCategories with Changes
MonospotType, required volume, stability/storage, grounds for rejection, testing site, methodology, clinical interpretation


April 29 2019

Microbiology

Name of Test/Supporting ItemCategories with Changes
BK and JC Virus Qualitative PCRType,Container, Volume, stability/storage
Results Reporting, Reflex Testing, Clinical Interpretation
Specimen Retention, Alternate Test Names, Forms Required

April 23 2019

Anatomic Pathology

Name of Test/Supporting ItemCategories with Changes
​Surgical Pathology Requisitionupdated idenfiers (PHN to HSN).

April 2 2019

Chemistry

Name of Test/Supporting ItemCategories with Changes
​Free Androgen Index​Specimen Type, Testing Site

March 25 2019

Transfusion Medicine

Name of Test/Supporting ItemCategories with Changes
​ABO and Rh Type​Required Volume (Rural)
Result Reporting (Routine- Rural)
Forms Required

March 21 2019

Chemistry

Name of Test/Supporting ItemCategories with Changes
​Bruton Tyrosine Kinase Protein Expression, Flow CytometryNEW!

March 11 2019

Chemistry

Name of Test/Supporting ItemCategories with Changes
Methotrexate​Collection Procedure
Required Volume
Relevant Recent Medication History
Orotic Acid (Quantitative)Availability
​Testing Site (Referred Out)
Result Reporting
Methodology
LIS Test Code
Relevant Clinical History

February 25 2019

Chemistry

Name of Test/Supporting ItemCategories with Changes
Acetylcholinestrerase​Collection procedure, grounds for rejection, additional comments

Transfusion Medicine

Name of Test/Supporting ItemCategories with Changes
Transfusion Essentials​NEW! Informed Consent for Blood Components and/or Plasma Protein Including Tissue Graft
NEW! Order sets - Intravenous Immune Globulin Infusion Order Set (Adults & Pediatric)

February 8 2019

Transfusion Medicine

Name of Test/Supporting ItemCategories with Changes
Stem Cell Transmissible Disease Testing​Container, stability/storage

January 22-25 2019

Chemistry

Name of Test/Supporting ItemCategories with Changes

Alpha-Fucosidase, Dried Blood Spot

Updated!
​Ethambutol​Updated!
​Alpha-Glucosidase
Alpha-Mannosidase
​Amino Acids Quantitative - Blood
Amino Acids Quantitative - CSF
Amino Acids Quantitative - Urine
Arylsulfatase A
​Arylsulfatase B
​Beta-Galactosidase, Dried Blood Spot
​Cystine - White Blood Cells
​Creatinine
Fluoxetine
Cancer Antigen (15-3)
Lysozyme
Propranolol
Beta-Galactocerebrosidase, Dried Blood Spot​Name (formerly Beta-Galactocerebrosidase), type, container, stability/storage, availability, testing site, methodology, additional comments, alternate test names, forms required
7 Dehydrocholesteral​Updated!
Alpha-Galactosidase, Dried Blood SpotUpdated!
Antibody Investigation - Referred In​testing availability updated
​Beta HCG Quantitative, Blood​Version updated!
Beta Ketone​alternate test names
​Beta HCG Qualitative, Urine​alternate test names
C1 Esterase Inhibitor, Functional​Ordering recommendations, Clinical information, Alternate test names, SHR LIS test code
ErythropoietinContainer, grounds for rejection, testing site
Ethanolcollection procedure, stability/storage, testing site, result reporting, SHR LIS Test Code
Free Kappa Lambda Light Chains, Serum​Specimen container, testing site
Galactokinase, Blood​version updated
Glucagon, Plasma​ordering recommendation, testing site,NEW additional comments,
Insulin-Like Growth Factor Binding Protein 1​Ordering Recommendation, additional comments
​Methylmalonic Acid, Urine​Division updated to Chemistry, stability, grounds for rejection, testing site, alternative test names, forms required.
Pyruvate Kinase, RBC​ordering recommendation, testing availability, testing site, forms required
​Somatostatin​Collection procedure, stability/storage, testing site, alternative test name
Sulfocysteine, Urine​NEW!
Culture and Sensitivity (C&S) For enteric Pathogens-FecesNEW!
​Biotinidase, QuantitativeNEW!
​Acylcarnitine Quantitative​NEW!

Microbiology

Name of Test/Supporting ItemCategories with Changes
Bacterial Culture (Routine) Throat/Upper RespiratoryUpdated!
Clostridium difficile (Cdiff) PCR
Culture & Sensitivity (C&S), Abscess FluidNEW!
Culture & Sensitivity (C&S), Lower RespiratoryNEW!
​Culture & Sensitivity (C&S), Cerebrospinal Fluid (CSF)NEW!
Cryptococcal Antigens Cerebrospinal Fluid (CSF)NEW!
​Fungal Culture Cerebrospinal Fluid (CSF)NEW!
Culture and Sensitivity BoneNEW!
Culture & Sensitivity (C&S), Abscess SwabNEW!
Borrelia burgdorferi (Lyme Disease) Total Antibodies (IgG & IgM) , BloodNEW!
Culture & Sensitivity (C&S), Blood Culture (Adult)NEW!
​Mycobacterial Culture (AFB/TB) Blood CultureNEW!
Culture & Sensitivity (C&S) Blood Culture (Pediatric)NEW!
Fungal Culture, Blood CultureNEW!
​Neisseria gonorrhoeae (GC) Culture, ThroatNEW!
​Neisseria gonorrhoeae (GC) Culture, RectalNEW!
Mycoplasma and Ureaplasma Genital SwabNEW!
Culture and Sensitivity (C&S) EyeNEW!
Neisseria gonorrhoeae (GC) Culture, GenitalNEW!

Anatomic Pathology

Name of Test/Supporting ItemCategories with Changes
​Muscle Biopsy​Updated!
Nerve Biopsy​Updated! Link to surgical pathology requisition updated
​Renal Biopsy
Skin for Immunofluorescence StudiesNEW!
Histology Myocardial Biopsy​NEW!

Transfusion Medicine

​Name of Test/Supporting ItemCategories with Changes
​Coagulation Factor IX Concentrate​alternate product names, availability, notes
Cord Blood Testing​Update- Ordering recommendation
Fibrin Sealant​product availability, size/volume
Group and Screen​testing availability,result reporting, 
​Immune Globulin​alternative product names, resource information, product monographs, size/volume available, notes
Recombinant Coagulation Factor VIII Concentrate​alternate product names, resource information, size/volume information, administration

January 17, 18 2019

Hematology

​Name of Test/Supporting ItemCategories with Changes
​Flow Cytometry Requisition
Form #103088

​Updated!


Transfusion Medicine

​Name of Test/Supporting ItemCategories with Changes
Blood Product and Component Pickup Slip
Form #102930
Plasma Protein Product Request Form
Form #103221​

Chemistry

Name of Test/Supporting ItemCategories with Changes
Phenylalanine/Tyrosine, Dried Blood Spot​name (formerly Phenylalanine) ordering recommendation, container, volume, stability/storage, forms required, alternate test names, SHR LIS test code, additional comments, relevant clinical history
Phenylalanine/Tyrosine, Plasma​name (formerly Tyrosine), ordering recommendation, type, container, required volume, availability, testing site, additional comments, alternative test names, required forms, relevant clinical history
​Very Long Chain Fatty Acids, with Phytanic Acid and Pristanic Acid​name (formerly Very Long Chain Fatty Acids). ordering recommendation, type, container, required volume, forms required, NEW Relevant Clinical History, NEW Relevant Recent Medication History
Homogentisic Acid, Urine​container, stability/storage, grounds for rejection, testing site, clinical interpretation, additional comments, alternative test name, LIS test code, forms required, relevant client history 
Homocystine-Urine​container, volume, stability/ storage, testing site, results reporting, forms required
​Hexosaminidase A and B​ordering recommendations, type, required volume, stability/storage, testing availability, testing site, methodology, clinical information, additional comments, test ordering requirements
Heparan N-Sulfatase, Dried Blood Spot​container, required volume, stability/storage, test availability, testing site, additional comments, alternate test name, forms required, patient history
Cystinuria Profile, Urine​Specimen containers, required volume, stability/storage, testing site, result reporting, additional comments, alternative test names, forms required
​Biotinidase, Qualitative​specimen container, required volume, stability/storage, test availability, testing site, result reporting, clinical interpretation, forms required, relevant clinical history.

January 11, 2019

Chemistry

​Name of Test/Supporting ItemCategories with Changes
​Pyruvate, CSF

​New!

Pyruvate, Whole Blood​Ordering Recommendation, Container, Collection Procedure, Required Volume, Stability/Storage, Grounds for Rejection, Testing Site, Results Reporting, Methodology, Clinical Interpretation, Forms Required, Relevant Clinical History


December 4 2018

General

​Name of Test/Supporting ItemCategories with Changes
​Acute Care Phlebotomy Requisition
Form #101062

​Updated!

Community Laboratory Requisition
Form #101064​

​Updated!


November 16, 19 2018

Chemistry

Name of Test/Supporting Item​Categories with Changes
17 OH progesterone​Ordering Recommendations, Type, Container, Required Volume, Stability/Storage, Grounds for Rejection, Availability, Testing Site, Preferred Specimen Collection (removed)
Acid Sphingomyelinase, Dried Blood Spot​Name (formerly Sphingomyelinase), Container, Required Volume, Stability/Storage, Availability, Testing Site, Results Reporting, Methodology, Clinical Interpretation, Additional Comments, Preferred Specimen Collection (removed), Forms Required, Relevant Clinical History
​Acylcarnitine Profile (Qualitative), Dried Blood Spot​Name (formerly Acylcarnitine Profile), Ordering Recommendation, Container, Required Volume, Stability/Storage, Grounds for Rejection, Availability, Testing Site, Results Reporting, Clinical Interpretation, Additional Comments, Alternate Test Names, ​Preferred Specimen Collection (removed), Forms Required
Oligosaccharides Screen, Urine​Name (formerly Oligosaccharides), Ordering Recommendation (removed), Type, Required Volume, Stability/Storage, Grounds for Rejection, Availability, Testing Site, Results Reporting, Metholodology, Clinical Interpretation, ​Preferred Specimen Collection (removed), Forms Required, Relevant Clinical History
Orotic Acids Screen- Urine​Name (formerly Orotic Acid), Ordering Recommendation (removed), Type, Required Volume, Stability/Storage, Grounds for Rejection, Availability, Testing Site, Results Reporting, Clinical Interpretation, Additional Information, SHR LIS Test Code, Forms Required, 
Mucolipidosis II-III Dried Blood Spot​Name (formerly Mucolipidosis Profile), Ordering Recommendation, Container, Required Volume, Stability/Storage, Availability, Testing Site, Results Reporting, Clinical Interpretation, Additional Comments, Preferred Specimen Collection (removed), Forms Required, Relevant Clinical History
Sialic Acid (Total and Free)-Urine​Name (formerly Sialic Acid in Oligosaccharides), Type, Required Volume, Stability/Storage, Grounds for Rejections, Availability, Testing Site, Results Reporting, Clinical Interpretation, Additional Comments, Alternate Test Names, Preferred Specimen Collection (removed), Forms Required, Relevant Clinical History
​Sulfatase Enzyme Panel, Dried Blood Spot​Name (formerly Sulfatase Enzymes), Ordering Recommendation (removed), Container, Required Volume, Stability/Storage, Availability, Testing Site, Results Reporting, Methodology, Clinical Interpretation, Additional Comments, ​Preferred Specimen Collection (removed), Forms Required, Relevant Clinical History


Cytogenetics

​Name of Test/Supporting Item

Categories with Changes
​Cytogenetics Testing Requisition

​Updated!

Genetic Resource Centre – Roy Romanow Provincial LaboratoryFrequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

​New!

​Requisition for Microarray (array CGH) Analysis

​Updated!


General

Name of Test/Supporting Item​​Categories with Changes
​Laboratory Patient Service Center Christmas Hours

​New!


Microbiology

Name of Test/Supporting ItemCategories with Changes
Clinical Virology/Serology RequisitionForm #101061​

​Updated!


October 23, 25, and 26 2018

Anatomic Pathology

​Name of Test/Supporting Item​Categories with Changes
Delivering Fresh Specimens to the SHR Anatomic Pathology Lab

​New!

Histology Fresh Breast Specimens

​New!


Chemistry

Name of Test/Supporting Document​Categories with Changes
​1,25 Dihydroxy Vitamin D​Ordering Recommendation, Grounds for Rejection, Availability, Testing Site, Clinical Interpretation (removed), Additional Comments, Clearance Required (removed)
11-Deoxycortisol​Ordering Recommendation, Required Volume, Grounds for Rejection, Availability, Testing Site, Additional Comments
Aldolase​Ordering Recommendation, Availability, Testing Site, Additional Comments
​Arsenic, Whole Blood​Required Volume
Carnitine, Total and Free​Type, Availability, Testing Site, Additional Comments
Ceruloplasmin​Required Volume, Grounds for Rejection, Results Reporting
Clobazam​Availability, Testing Site, Results Reporting, Reflex Testing (removed)
Clozapine​Testing Site
Cortisol Free, Urine​Testing Site, Additional Comments
Diazepam​Availability
D-Lactate, Serum​Name (formerly D-Lactic Acid), Ordering Recommendation, Collection Procedure, Grounds for Rejection, Availability, Clinical Interpretation, Additional Information, Preferred Specimen Collection
Drug Screen, Urine​Ordering Recommendation, Testing Site, Additional Comments
Free Fatty Acids​Ordering Recommendation, Grounds for Rejection, Availability, Additional Comments, Preferred Specimen Collection
​HIV Viral Load, NAAT​Stability/Storage, Grounds for Rejection, Availability, Forms Required (removed)
​Insulin Antibodies​Ordering Recommendation, Availability, Testing Site, Results Reporting, Additional Comments
​Islet Cell Antibody​Availability, Testing Site, Additional Comments
Lead, Whole Blood​Ordering Recommendation, Collection Procedure, Testing Site, Additional Comments
​Lipoprotein A​Availabiltiy, Testing Site, Additional Comments
Myelin Associated Glycoprotein (MAG) Antibody​Grounds for Rejection, Availability, Testing Site, Reflex Testing, Methodology, Clinical Interpretation, Additional Comments
Organic Acids Screen, Urine​Name (formerly Organic Acids Qualitative, Urine), Type, Required Volume, Required Volume, Stability/Storage, Grounds for Rejection, Availability, Testing Site, Results Reporting, Clinical Interpretation, Specimen Retention (removed), Additional Comments, Preferred Specimen Collection (removed), Forms Required
​Osteocalcin​Collection Procedure, Availability, Testing Site, Additional Comments, Alternate Test Names, Preferred Specimen Collection
Ovarian Antibodies​Optimal Volume, Grounds for Rejection, Availability, Reflex Testing, Methodology, Clinical Interpretation
Toxicology Screen, Urine​Methodology


Cytogenetics

​Name of Test/Supporting Document​Categories with Changes
​Cytogenetics and Related Medical Genetics Essentials​Important Information Before You Order, Contact Information, Ordering Approvals - all pages


Cytology

Name of Test/Supporting Document​Categories with Changes
Cervical Cytological Requisition - Form

​Updated!

Non-Gyne Cytology Requisition - Form

​Updated!


General

​Name of Test/Supporting ItemCategories with Changes
​Patient Collection Instructions for Fecal Calprotectin

​Updated!


Microbiology

​Name of Test/Supporting DocumentCategories with Changes
Chikungunya Virus (CHIKV) Total Antibodies (IgG & IgM)

​New!

Dengue Virus (DENV) Total Anitibodies (IgG & IgM)

​New!

Parasitology History Sheet

​Updated!

​Schistosoma Serology

​New!

​Streptococcus pneumoniae Serology (Immune Status)

​New!

Strongyloides Serology

​New!


Transfusion Medicine

Name of Test/Supporting DocumentCategories with Changes
Rh Immune Globulin​Indications, Resource Information, Availability, Pretransfusion Testing Requirements, Ordering, Notes


September 28 2018

Transfusion Medicine

​Name of Test/Supporting Document​Categories with Changes
Transfusion Best Practice Recommendations – Informational Document

​New!

​Red Cell Transfusion Best Practice Recommendations - Clinical Decision Algorithm

​New!

Transfusion Best Practice Recommendations Clinical Decision Form

​New!


September 21 2018

Chemistry

​Name of Test/Supporting Item​Categories with Changes
​Tryptase​Ordering Recommendations, Availability, Testing Site, Clinical Interpretation, Additional Comments


Cytogenetics

Name of Test/Supporting ItemCategories with Changes
Ordering Approvals - Neurologists​Additional tests added to the approval list for ordering


Microbiology

Name of Test/Supporting ItemCategories with Changes
​BK Virus (BKV) Quantitative PCR, Blood

​New!

​Zika Virus (ZIKV), Blood​Ordering Recommendations, Container, Collection Procedure, Required Volume, Stability/Storage, Grounds for Rejection, Availability, Results Reporting, Reflex Testing, Clinical Interpretation, SHR LIS Test Code, Forms Required
​Zika Virus (ZIKV), Urine​Ordering Recommendations, Collection Procedure, Required Volume, Stability/Storage, Availability, Results Reporting, Reflex Testing, Clinical Interpretation, SHR LIS Test Code


September 14 2018

Chemistry

​Name of Test/Supporting Item​Categories with Changes
​Alpha-1-Antitrypsin Phenotyping​Forms Required
​Alpha-Glycoprotein Subunit​Collection Procedure, Required Volume, Stability/Storage, Grounds for Rejection, Availability, Testing Site, Results Reporting, Clinical Interpretation (removed), Additional Comments, Preferred Specimen Collection, Relevant Clinical History (removed)
Aluminum, Plasma​Name (formerly Aluminum), Ordering Recommendation, Collection Procedure, Stability/Storage, Availability, Testing Site, Clinical Interpretation, Additional Comments, Patient History (removed)
Cancer Antigen 15-3 (CA 15-3)​Grounds for Rejection, Availability, Clinical Interpretation (removed), Additional Comments, 
​Catecholamines, Plasma​Ordering Recommendation, Collection Procedure, Stability/Storage (removed), Grounds for Rejection, Availability, Testing Site, Clinical Interpretation, Additional Comments, Preferred Specimen Collection (removed)
Cholinesterase Phenotyping​Collection Procedure, Stability/Storage, Availability
Chromogranin A​Container, Collection Procedure, Required Volume, Availability, Methodology (removed), Clinical Interpretation, Additional Comments
Erythropoietin (EPO)​Ordering Recommendations, Stability/Storage, Availability, Testing Site, Additional Comments
Ethambutol​Ordering Recommendation, Container, Testing Site, Clinical Interpretation (removed), Additional Comments, Alternate Test Names
Fluoxetine​Ordering Recommendation, Container, Grounds for Rejection, Availability, Testing Site, Additional Comments
Free Kappa Lambda Light Chains, Serum​Availability, Testing Site, Additional Comments
​Lead, Hair or Nails​Alternate Test Names (removed), Clinical Interpretation, Additional Comments
Lysozyme​Required Volume, Grounds for Rejection, Availability, Testing Site, Results Reporting, 
​Nicotine and Metabolites, Serum​Name (formerly Cotinine, Serum), Ordering Recommendations (removed), Container, Required Volume, Stability/Storage, Grounds for Rejection, Results Reporting, Reflex Testing (removed), Methodology, Clinical Interpretation (removed), Additional Comments
​Propranolol​Container, Collection Procedure, Stability/Storage (removed), Grounds for Rejection, Testing Site, 
​Serotonin, Serum​Ordering Recommendation, Collection Procedure, Stability/Storage, Grounds for Rejection, Availability, Testing Site, Methodology, Additional Comments, Preferred Specimen Collection
Vitamin A​Ordering Recommendations, Stability/Storage (removed), Availability, Testing Site, Clinical Interpretation, Additional Comments


Hematology

Name of Test/Supporting Item​Categories with Changes
SHR Hematology and Coagulation Reference Ranges - Informational Document

​Updated!


Microbiology

Name of Test/Supporting ItemCategories with Changes
Para Aminosalicylic Acid (PAS)​Division
Rifampin​Division, Ordering Recommendation, Stability/Storage, Grounds for Rejection, Availability, Testing Site, Preferred Specimen Collection, 


July 31 2018

Anatomic Pathology

Name of Test/Supporting ItemCategories with Changes
Specimens Exempt from All Gross and/or Microscopic Review

​New!


Chemistry

Name of Test/Supporting ItemCategories with Changes
Alpha-1-Antitrypsin Phenotyping​Required Volume, Grounds for Rejection, Testing Site, Clinical Interpretation, Patient History (removed)
Calcitonin​Test Ordering Recommendations, Container, Collection Procedure, Stability/Storage, Grounds for Rejection, Results Reporting, Methodology, Clinical Interpretation, Additional Comments
Calprotectin

​New!

​Carotene​Ordering Recommendations, Stability/Storage (removed), Grounds for Rejection
Cholinesterase Phenotyping​Ordering Recommendation, Collection Procedure, Grounds for Rejection, Testing Site, Clinical Interpretation (removed), Additional Comments, Patient History (removed)
Gabapentin​Ordering Recommendation, Container, Collection Procedure, Stability/Storage, Grounds for Rejection
​Gold, Plasma​Clinical Interpretation
Histone Antibodies​Collection Procedure, Clinical Interpretation, Additional Comments
Para Aminosalicylic Acid (PAS)Ordering Recommendation, ​Stability/Storage, Grounds for Rejection, Alternate Test Names, 
Patient Collection Instructions for Fecal Calprotectin

​New!

Retinol Binding Protein​Collection Procedure, Required Volume, Stability/Storage, Availability, Results Reporting
Sulfatide Autoantibody​Ordering Recommendations, Collection Procedure, Grounds for Rejection, Availability, Clinical Interpretation, Additional Comments


Transfusion Medicine

Name of Test/Supporting ItemCategories with Changes
​Home Infusion Product Requisition

​Updated!


June 15 2018

​Name of Test/Supporting Item​Categories with Changes
Basic Semen Analysis Requisition

​Updated!


June 1 2018

Anatomic Pathology

Name of Test/Supporting ItemCategories with Changes
Renal Biopsy​Collection Procedure


Chemistry

​Name of Test/Supporting ItemCategories with Changes
Chromogranin A​Container, Collection Procedure, Required Volume, Availability, Results Reporting, Clinical Interpretation (deleted), Methodology, Additional Comments, SHR LIS Test Code
Glucose Tolerance Dosage for Children Under 12 Years Old - Job Aid

​Updated!


General

Name of Test/Supporting Item​​Categories with Changes
Confirming the Identification of a Patient - Informational Document

​Updated!

Labelling Patient Specimens for the Laboratory

​Updated!

​Laboratory Labels and Labelling Collection Tubes

​Updated!

​Laboratory Specimen Tube Type Collection Chart

​Updated!

Pediatric Minimum Volumes Test Requirements Table

​Updated!

Phlebotomy Requisition Job Aid

​Updated!


Microbiology

Name of Test/Supporting Item​Categories with Changes
Anti-Cardiolipin IgM and IgG Antibodies, Blood​Container, Required Volume, Availability
Ectoparasite Identification (Hair, Skin or Insects)

​New!

Enteric Culture Transport Media (Cary Blair Medium)

​Updated!

Parasitology History Sheet

​Updated!

Rubella IgM Antibody (Acute), Blood

​New!

​SAF Fixative for Ova and Parasites

​Updated!


Transfusion Medicine

​Name of Test/Supporting ItemCategories with Changes
Platelets​Ordering
Red Blood Cells (RBC)​Forms Required
Transfusion Medicine Home Administration Product Request Form

​Updated!


April 24 2018

Chemistry

Name of Test/Supporting Item​Categories with Changes
Porphobilinogen​Ordering Recommendation, Collection Procedure, Required Volume, Stability/Storage, Availability, Results Reporting, Clinical Interpretation, Specimen Retention (removed), Methodology (removed), SHR LIS Test Code, Preferred Specimen Collection (removed)
Porphyrin Screen, Urine​Ordering Recommendation, Container, Collection, Required Volume, Stability/Storage, Availability, Testing Site, Methodology (removed), Specimen Retention (removed), Alternate Test Names (removed), SHR LIS Test Code
Porphyrin Screen, Whole Blood​Type, Container, Collection Procedure, Required Volume, Stability/Storage, Availability, Testing Site, Results Reporting, Clinical Interpretation, Methodology, Specimen Retention (removed), SHR LIS Test Code
Porphyrins, Fecal- Screen with Reflex to Quantitation/Confirmation​Name (formerly Porphyrins, Fecal), Collection Procedure, Stability/Storage, Availability, Clinical Interpretation, Preferred Specimen Collection (removed)
​Vitamin B6​Ordering Recommendation, Collection Procedure, Stability/Storage, Clinical Interpretation, SHR LIS Test Code, Preferred Specimen Collection
Vitamin E​Stability/Storage (removed), Additional Comments, Preferred Specimen Collection


Hematology

Name of Test/Supporting ItemCategories with Changes
SHR Hematology and Coagulation Reference Ranges

​Updated!

​Hereditary Spherocytosis Test​Ordering Recommendations, Container, Required Volume, Stability/Storage, Grounds for Rejection, Availability, Testing Site, Results Reporting, SHR LIS Test Code, Forms Required


Microbiology

​Name of Test/Supporting Item​Categories with Changes
​Measles IgG Antibody (Immune Status)

​New!

Microbiology Specimen Collection Chart - Job Aid​Eye, Pinworm, Urine
Monospot

​New!

Mumps Virus IgG Antibody (Immune Status)

​New!


Transfusion Medicine

​Name of Test/Supporting ItemCategories with Changes
Blood Component and ProductTransport Within the Facility Poster

​New!

​Blood Products for Home Administration, Instruction Sheet

​Updated!

​Obtaining Blood Components and Products​Name (formerly Obtaining and Administering of Blood Components), Requirements


March 28 2018

Anatomic Pathology

Name of Test/Supporting ItemCategories with Changes
Muscle Biopsy (Histology)​Collection Procedure


Chemistry

Name of Test/Supporting ItemCategories with Changes
​Alpha-Galactosidase​Ordering Recommendation, Required Volume, Testing Site, Clinical Interpretation, Specimen Retention (removed), Alternate Test Names, Preferred Specimen Collection (removed), Forms Required, Additional Information, Relevant Clinical History
​Apolipoprotein A1​Type, Required Volume, Testing Site, SHR LIS Test Code
Beta 2 Microglobulin
Viscosity, Plasma​SHR LIS Test Code


General

​Name of Test/Supporting ItemCategories with Changes
Pediatric Comfort Positions for a Blood Test Poster

​New!


Hematology

Name of Test/Supporting Item​Categories with Changes
Platelet Function Assay (PFA-100)​Collection Procedure, Availability, Results Reporting (removed)


March 23 2018

Patients and the Laboratory - Specimen Collection Information

​Item UpdatedChanges
​Patient Collection Instructions for 24 Hour Oxalate Urine ​​​​Updated to an easier printing format
​Patient Collection Instructions for 24 Hour Urine SampleUpdated to an easier printing format
​Patient Collection Instructions for 24-hour Urine CollectionVMA, HVA, 5HIAA, Metanephrine Panel, Catecholamine Panel

​New!

Replaces separate instruction sheets for each individual test

​Patient Collection Instructions for Feces Culture and Sensitivity(Bottle with Pink Fluid)Updated to an easier printing format
Patient Collection Instructions for Feces Ova and Parasites(Bottle with Clear Fluid)Updated to an easier printing format
Patient Collection Instructions for Female Midstream Urine Updated to an easier printing format
​Patient Collection Instructions for Male Midstream Urine​​Updated to an easier printing format
​Patient Collection Instructions for Pediatric Urine Collections

​New!

Patient Collection Instructions for Pinworm Collection Paddle​Updated to an easier printing format


March 20 2018

HLA

Name of Test/Supporting ItemCategories with Changes
​Platelet Immunology Test Request Form

​New!


March 9 2018

Cytogenetics

Name of Test/Supporting ItemCategories with Changes
Cytogenetics Testing Requisition

​Updated!

Cytogenetics Testing Requisition Completion Aid

​New!

Human Molecular Genetics Testing Requisition (Including DNA Banking) Completion Aid

​New!

​Requisition for Microarray (array CGH) Analysis

​Updated!

Requisition for Microarray (array CGH) Analysis Completion Aid

​New!


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