REFERRALS DEPARTMENT (“Send Outs”, Spectrum Health Regional Laboratory, Grand Rapids)
Will be closed on Christmas Day (December 25th) and New Year’s Day (January 1st)
There will be no shipping (FedEx) on these dates.
Please do not draw the following tests December 23 – December 25 & December 30 – January 1:
- CMV T Cell Immunity Panel
Please do not draw the following tests December 31st and January 1st:
- TB Spots (Transplant TB Screen)
- NK Cell Function to Cincinnati
- Lymphocyte Mitogens
- IABCS (Immune Assessment B Cell Subsets)
This does not include standard Mayo, Specialty or Viracor testing.
To ensure specimen integrity please see the directions above.
Call Referrals with any questions: 616-267-2753
OUTPATIENT DRAW SITES (Outpatient Phlebotomy)
Most sites will be closed at noon on December 24th and closed all day December 25th and January 1st. Please call sites ahead of time to make sure they are open on December 24th and December 31st.
Regular business hours will resume on December 26th and January 2nd.
For a list of sites, phone numbers and hours please visit: http://www.spectrumhealth.org/locations
FLOW CYTOMETRY LABORATORY (Advanced Technology Laboratory, “ATL”, Grand Rapids)
Will not be open for routine testing on December 25th and January 1st
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
- 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.
For specimen collection instructions please visit the laboratory catalog.
To ensure specimen integrity please follow the guidelines stated above.