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Pathology and Laboratory Medicine
Health Practitioners and the Laboratory

​Recent Laboratory Service Manual Updates

November 2022


Chemistry

Name of Test/Supporting Item
Categories with Changes

Carboxyhemoglobin, autopsy

NEW!
​Albumin Creatinine Ratio(ACR)
​Updates


Clinical Microbiology

Name of Test/Supporting Item
Categories with Changes

Respiratory Viruses PCR

NEW!
​Herpes Simplex Virus (HSV) PCRBlood
​NEW!


Transfusion Medicine

Name of Test/Supporting Item
Categories with Changes
Job Aid-Blood Product Request Form
Updated Job Aid for form #103221


October 2022

General

Name of Test/Supporting Item
Categories with Changes

Pediatric Minimum Volume Test Requirement Table

Updated on Specimen Collection and Transport

Reporting Critical Chemistry and Hematology Laboratory Values

NEW on Policy and Procedures


Anatomic Pathology


Name of Test/Supporting Item
Categories with Changes

Renal Biopsy

Updated Collection Procedure


Chemistry

Name of Test/Supporting Item
Categories with Changes
Beta Hydroxybutyrate (BHB)
Multiple Updates
Salivary Cortisol (Referred Out)
​NEW on Test Catalogue
Patient Collection Instructions for Salivary Cortisol 
​NEW on Specimen Collection Instruction Packages site
Blood Gases, Arterial - Syringe
​Multiple Updates

Blood Gases, Arterial Temperature Corrected-Syringe

​Multiple Updates
Patient Collection Instructions for Helicobacter Pylori Antigen, Stool
NEW on Specimen Collection Instruction Packages site

H. Pylori Antigen

​Multiple Updates
Hepatitis B Viral Load, NAAT
​Updated
Mycophenolic Acid
​Updated
Tacrolimus
​Updated

Hepatitis C Viral Load, NAAT

​Multiple Updates

Myasthenia Gravis Autoantibodes Reflex Panel (Referral Out)

​NEW on Test Catalogue

Phenylalanine/Tyrosine, Dried Blood Spot

​Updated
​Islet Cell Antibody
​Updated

Galactose-1 Phosphate Quantitative (Referred Out)

​Updates (note changed the minimum volume)

Intrinsic Factor Blocking Antibody

​Updates (note change to volume)

Fatty Acid Profile, Essential

​Updated

Ethosuximide

​Updated

Paraneoplastic Antibody Small Panel, CSF

​Updated

Preparing a tote for transport to laboratory for testing

​Updated

Nuwiq

​Updated

Immunine VH

​Updated

Glucose Tolerance (75g Gestational Tolerance)

​Updated
Glucose Tolerance (75g 2 hour)​Updated

Microalbumin

​Updated

Polio

​NEW on Test Catalogue

Prostate Specific Antigen (PAS), Free

​Updated

Osmolality, Fluid

​Updated

Dopamine

​Multiple Updates

PHARMACOKINETIC (PK) STUDY – TACROLIMUS AND MYCOPHENOLATE-MOFETIL REQUISITION

​NEW under Requisitions

Calcium Ionized, Serum

​Updated

Calculi for Chemical Analysis, Renal (Referred Out)

​Added RRPL to testing site; fix typo in results reporting, Added "Referred Out" to test name

Alkaline Phosphates

​Name of test, availability, testing site

Elastase

​NEW on Test Catalogue

Vitamin A

​Updated
Acid Sphingomyelinase, Dried Blood Spot
​Stability/Storage changed to: Once spotted the Neonatal Screen card should be allowed to dry for 3-4 hours & shipped to referral laboratory at ambient temperature.
Manganese Plasma
​Updated
Anti-Mullerian Hormone
​Multiple Updates (Container, Stability/Storage, Availability, Testing Site, LIS Test Code)
Folate, RBC 
​Testing Site, Results Reporting
Lamictal
​Multiple Updates
​Lipoprotein a
​Test name, division, availability, SHR LIS test code
Grounds for rejection added
​Mexiletine
​Multiple updates
Cancer Antigen 15-3 (CA 15-3)
​Removed plasma from container and required volume
​Parathyroid Hormone Related Peptide
​Multiple Updates
Mercury, Urine
​Multiple Updates
​Beta-Galactosidase
​Multiple Updates
​Vitamin B2
​Multiple Updates
​Itraconazole
​Multiple Updates
​Catecholamines, Plasma
​Multiple Updates
Sulfatese Enzyme Panel, Dried Blood Spot
​Multiple Updates
​Procainamide
​Multiple Updates
​Paraneoplastic Antibody, Serum
​Multiple Updates
​Porphyrin Screen, Feces
​Multiple Updates


Clinical Microbiology

Name of Test/Supporting Item
Categories with Changes
​Intestinal Worms for Identification
​NEW on Test Catalogue
​Schistosoma haematobium (O&P) _Urine
NEW on Test Catalogue
Ova & Parasites (O&P)Feces
NEW on Test Catalogue
Ectoparasite IdentificationOther
​Updated

Human Papilloma Virus

​NEW on Test Catalogue
Arsenic, Urine
​Changed results reporting
​Rifampin
​Updated requisition link, results reporting, forms required


Cytogenetics

Name of Test/Supporting Item
Categories with Changes

Fluorescence in situ Hybridization (FISH) - Blood

​Updated


Hematology

Name of Test/Supporting Item
Categories with Changes

CD34 Stem Cell on Peripheral Blood

Multiple Updates

Blood and/or Bone Marrow Aspirate

​Multiple Updates
​Iron Stain
​Add LIS Test Code
Malaria Microscopic Review
​Updated


HLA

Name of Test/Supporting Item
Categories with Changes
HLA Test Request Form
Multiple Updates

Buccal Swabs for HLA typing

​NEW on Specimen Collection and Transport


Phlebotomy

Name of Test/Supporting Item
Categories with Changes

RUH-Contacting the Lab for a Blood Collection

new look


Transfusion Medicine

Name of Test/Supporting Item
Categories with Changes
​Adult Blood Component Order Screening-Clinical Decision Algorithm
Multiple Updates
​Processing Emergency Department Orthopedic Test Requests- Process Flow
​Multiple Updates
Red Blood Cells (RBC)
​Multiple Updates
Plasma
​Multiple Updates
​Cryoprecipitate
​Multiple Updates
Cryosupernatant Plasma (CPL)
​Multiple Updates
Tissue Bank Donor Form
​Updated form
​Home Administration Program Product Requisition
​Updated requisition
Thrombin Sealant
​Updated
Fibrin Sealant
​Updated
Fybrigia
Updated
Direct Antiglobulin Test
​Updated

Cord Blood Testing

​Updated

Albumin

​Updated
Plasma-Solvent Detergent
​Updated resource links
Rabies Vaccine
Updated reference link

TM/Transfusing Site Laboratory Contact Information

​NEW on Transfusion Essentials

MHP_Adults Informational Document

​Updated on Transfusion Essentials

Heading home after a transfusion

​Updated on Transfusion Essentials

Prothrombin Complex Concentrate-Octaplex

​Updated

Platelets

​Updated

Corifact

​Updated

Special Requirements for Blood Products

​Updated on Transfusion Essentials

Hep B Immune Globulin

​Updated

Tetanus Immune Globulin

​Updated

Hepatitis B Vaccine

​Updated

Wilate

​Updated

Intravenous Immunoglobulin, 10%

​Updated

Rebinyn

​Updated

Varicella Zoster Immune Globulin

​Updated

Antithrombin

​Updated

Tretten

​Updated

Humate-P

​Updated

Kovaltry

​Updated

Adynovate

​Updated

Alprolix

​Updated

Berinert

​Updated

​Niastase

​Updated

Feiba

​Updated

RiaSTAP

​Updated

Haegarda

​Updated

Hemlibra

​Updated
IV Immunoglubulin Solvent Detergent Treated 5%
​Updated

Subcutaneous Immunoglobulin

​Updated



April 2022

Requisitions

Name of Test/Supporting Item
Categories with Changes
External Immunohistochemical (IHC)/ In Situ Hybridization (ISH) Stains Request
NEW!


Chemistry

Name of Test/Supporting Item
Categories with Changes
TSH Receptor Antibody
NEW!
Vancomycin
Results Reporting, SHR LIS Test Code, Relevant Recent Medication History
Vancomycin, CSF
SHR LIS Test Code​


Transfusion Medicine

Name of Test/Supporting Item
Categories with Changes
Emergency Reversal of Warfarin Using Prothrombin Complex Concentrates (PCC’s)
​Multiple Updates
Guidelines for Management of Severe Bleeding associated with Direct Anticoagulants (DOAC) Agents using Coagulation Factor Concentrates
Multiple Updates
Obtaining and Administering of Blood Components
Multiple Updates


June 2021

Microbiology

Name of Test/Supporting Item
Categories with Changes
Aspergillus Antigen Detection (Galactomannan) Lower Respiratory
NEW!
​Aspergillus Antigen Detection (Galactomannan) Blood
​NEW!


Transfusion Medicine

Name of Test/Supporting Item
Categories with Changes
Cell-Free Fetal Genotyping (cffDNA) for Red Blood Cell Antigens from Maternal Plasma
NEW!


Chemistry

Name of Test/Supporting Item
Categories with Changes
Blood Gases, Venous Syringe
​Container, Availability
Osmolarity, Feces
​Required Volume, Grounds for Rejection, Result Reporting
​Lead, Urine (Referred Out)
​Updated!
​Beta Ketone
​Testing Site, Alternate Test Name
​Blood Gases, Venous Temperature Corrected - Syringe
​Collection Procedure, Additional Comments, SHR LIS Test Code
​Oligoclonal Banding Panel, CSF & Serum (Referred Out)
​Container, Required Volume, Stability/Storage, Availability, Testing Site, Results Reporting, Additional Comments


Hematology

Name of Test/Supporting Item
Categories with Changes
​Glucose-6-Phosphate Dehydrogenase Deficiency (Rapid Test)
​Updated!
​Crystals Body Fluid
​Updated!
Differential Body Fluid
​Updated!
​Cell Count Body Fluid
​Updated!
​CSF and Body Fluid
​Collection Procedures
​Eosinophils, Sputum
​Updated!
Blood Parasites (Microscopic Review)
​Stability/Storage, Methodology
​Hemoglobin H Inclusions
​Availability
​Complete Blood Count with Automated Differential (CBC)
​Availability
Complete Blood Count on Cord Blood (CBC)
​Updated!
​Heinz Bodies
​Updated!
​Hemoglobin H Inclusions
​Updated!
​Hemosiderin/Iron, Urine
​Updated!



Last Modified: Wednesday, November 30, 2022 |
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