Spectrum Health Regional Laboratory (SHRL) was featured on Medical Moment on Fox 17 News, Monday, September 19, 2016. Watch the clip below to go behind the scenes of our Advanced Technology Laboratories with Kim Collison, Director of Laboratory Services. Learn how ATL provides rapid turn-around of unique testing performed right here in West Michigan, which supports many key services such as oncology.
For more information on the testing that SHRL and ATL offer, please visit our Laboratory Catalog.
Spectrum Health Regional Laboratory (SHRL) was featured on EightWest on WOOD TV8 on Tuesday, August 30, 2016. Dr. Stephanie F. Williams, Division Chief of Spectrum Health Adult Bone and Marrow Transplant, and Kim Collison, Director of Laboratory Services, talk about the importance and benefits of having SHRL’s Advanced Technology Laboratory right here in West Michigan.
The Advanced Technology Laboratory is “extremely important, particularly for patients with certain cancers…”
“It helps us to diagnose the patients faster and more accurately; to follow the progress of their disease during the treatments that we give, and even at times to guide us in what is the best treatment for a patient…”
“Within 2 hours we had the answer. We did not have to send that specimen out to another laboratory in another state.”
-Stephanie F. Williams, MD, Division Chief, Spectrum Health Adult Bone and Marrow Transplant
The treatment of non-small cell lung adenocarcinoma has become more successful due to targeted treatments based on the molecular profile of a patient’s particular tumor. The Lung Cancer Mutation Analysis panel is now available for clinical testing at the Spectrum Health Advanced Technology Laboratories (ATL).
A1AT Proteotype S/Z and Alpha Globin Gene Analysis genetic tests now require informed consent along with those genetic tests that already require it (see below).
Spectrum Health Information Services has added an Ask at Order Entry question (AOE) “Has signed informed consent been obtained from the patient: Yes/No” to these tests. If the answer to this question is no, testing will either not be drawn (outpatient) or cancelled until informed consent is obtained by the ordering provider. Link to Informed Consent Form.
Tests which require informed consent:
|A1AT Proteotype S/Z
||FISH for Trisomy 21
|Alpha Globin Gene Analysis
||FISH for Turner
|Alpha1AT Defic Profile
||FISH for Williams
|Angelman/Prader Willi (15q11-q13) by FISH
||FISH for Wolf-hirschhorn
|Angelman/Prader Willi mPCR
||FISH for XX and XY
|CF Carrier Screening by Sequenom
|CF Gene Sequencing to MAYO
|Chromosomal Microarray (CGH)
|Chromosome Analysis Constitutional
|Chromosome Analysis POC
|Chromosome Analysis Prenatal
|Factor V Leiden DNA Analysis
|FISH for aneuVysion
|FISH for Common trisomies in POC
|FISH for DiGeorge
|FISH for Down syndrome
|FISH for Major trisomies
||Huntington’s Disease Molecular Analysis
|FISH for Miller-dieker
|FISH for Prader-willi
|FISH for Smith-Magenis
||Send Out CMA
|FISH for Subtelomeres