Advanced Technology Laboratory, Flow Cytometry, Referral/Sendouts

Holiday Hours – Labor Day 2019

Please read below for Labor Day holiday hours for the following departments in the Laboratory:

  • Referrals Department (Spectrum Health Regional Laboratory, Grand Rapids)
  • Outpatient Draw Sites (Outpatient Phlebotomy)
  • Flow Cytometry Laboratory (Advanced Technology Laboratory, Grand Rapids)

REFERRALS DEPARTMENT (“Send Outs”, Spectrum Health Regional Laboratory, Grand Rapids)

In observance of Labor Day, the Referral Department will be closed on Monday, September 2, 2019.

There will be no shipping (FedEx) on Monday, September 2, 2019.

Please do not draw the following tests on Friday, August 30 through Monday, September 2:

  • Immuknow
  • NK Cell Function to Cincinnati
  • CMV T Cell Immunity Panel
  • Lymphocyte Mitogens and IABCS (Immune Assessment B Cell Subsets)

Please do not draw the following tests on Monday, September 2:

  • TB Spots (Transplant TB Screen)
  • AlloMap

This does not include standard Mayo, Specialty or Viracor testing.

To ensure specimen integrity, please see the directions above and continue to store specimens appropriately

Please call Referrals with any questions: 616-267-2753

 

OUTPATIENT DRAW SITES (Outpatient Phlebotomy)

In observance of Labor Day, outpatient laboratory draw sites will be closed on Monday, September 2, 2019.

For a list of sites and hours please visit: http://www.spectrumhealth.org/locations

 

FLOW CYTOMETRY LABORATORY (Advanced Technology Laboratory, “ATL”, Grand Rapids)

In observance of Labor Day, the Flow Cytometry Laboratory will not be open for routine testing on Monday, September 2, 2019.

To ensure specimen integrity, please do not collect specimens for the following tests during this holiday:

  • Complete Immune Competency Panel (CD3, CD4, CD8, CD16/56, CD19)
  • CD4 & CD8 (CD3, CD4, CD8,  CD19)
  • CD4 Absolute Count
  • CD20
  • HLA B27 Screen
  • Leukemia/Lymphoma/Myeloma Panel
  • Paroxysmal Nocturnal Hemoglobinuria (PNH)
  • Oxidative Burst
  • Leukocyte Adhesion Deficiency (LAD)
  • Autoimmune Lymphoproliferative Syndrome (ALPS)
  • Flow Cytometry Request

If there is a question whether or not a test needs to be performed urgently, please contact the Lab Call Center at 616-774-7721 who will then contact the hematopathologist on call.

To ensure specimen integrity please follow the guidelines stated above.

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