The following information was updated in the Spectrum Health Laboratory Catalog.
Ova & Parasite – New Ask at Order questions added
Ionized Calcium – Standardized collection requirements depending on patient type (CritCare, Inpatient and Outpatient)
Important Note “Specimens received in the Molecular Department by 11:00 AM Monday through Friday will be resulted the same day. For any specimens of an urgent nature that may arrive after the designated cutoff times, please contact the Molecular Department.” added to
Testing Frequency updated for
Monoclonal Gammopathy – Available Monday through Friday
Kappa and Lambda Free Light Chains – Available Monday through Friday
C-diff specimen type updated to liquid/loose stool
Hepatitis C Virus RNA Quantitation by RT-PCR – Specimen stability updated for ambient whole blood from 24 hours to 4 hours
The following documents were updated. To request copies, use the supply form or the contact us link above.
Collection Devices Poster – Updated images and test clarification.
Quick and Easy Colorectal Cancer Screening at Home – Added to Spectrum Health Document Services for ordering (X26218)
EMR/LIS (eSHare) Updates:
The following lab tests had updated information for interfaced clients with Spectrum Health. If you did not receive the file definition via email, please contact your vendor, the PRAS Team or use the contact us link above.
New Test: SHS Staff Exposure Hepatitis (1230836)
Result Change: SHS Staff Exposure (1230440)
New Questions: Ova and Parasite Complete (50033)