General Information

Specimen Collection and Test Updates — January 2023

The following information was updated in the Lab Catalog.

Test Updates

The links below will redirect to the lab catalog entries for specimen collection and other test information.

New Tests: The following tests are now performed at Corewell Health Laboratories. Please review clinical, ordering and specimen collection information for more.

Collection Instruction Change: Check that you are using the correct collection device for the correct specimen type or source

  • Olanzapine [LAB833] Preferred transport temperature is refrigerated 
  • Lyme Total Antibody [LAB1230571] Specimen Stability: Frozen 10 months at -20ºC or colder

Discontinued: These tests are no longer performed by Corewell Health Laboratories. If you require this testing, and there is not a replacement order, please order LAB848 Reference Miscellaneous Test and indicate test name in the order comment.

Document Updates: 

EMR/LIS (eSHare or Interface) Updates:

The following lab tests have updated information for interfaced clients (non-Spectrum Health/Independent Outpatient offices or not on EPIC) with Spectrum Health Laboratories. If you did not receive the file definition via email, please contact your vendor, the PRAS Team or use the Contact Us link above.

Format= Change type: Test Name [Interface Code] Additional Information

Please ensure your EMR has the latest order and result codes, and ask at order entry (AOE) questions

Updated Order Alias

  •  Trichomonas PCR [12308888] with result alias [12309897] Trichomonas PCR

Result change

  • Paraneoplastic Autoantibody Evaluation CSF [55111]
    • Add [12309927] “IFA Notes, CSF” and delete [12306597] “Reflex Added”
  • Paraneoplastic Autoantibody Evaluation [11090]
    • Add [12309926] “IFA Notes, Serum” and delete [12307152] “Reflex Added Paraneoplastic Ab Serum

Discontinued Test

  • von Willebrand Ristocetin Cofactor [10523] with result alias [20718] von Willebrand Ristocetin Cofactor

New Test

  • VWF Activity [1230904] with result alias [12309916] VWF Activity
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