General Information

Specimen Collection and Test Updates — April 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 or Order Instruction Change: Check that you are using the correct collection device and orderable for the correct specimen type or source

  • Foreign Body Culture [LAB224] Please order Anaerobic Culture [LAB233] for intrauterine device (IUD) specimens with concern for Actinomyces.
  • Tissue Pathology [LAB8] Important Note: Tissue specimens less than 0.1cm may yield insufficient results if submitted for Tissue Pathology.  Fine Needle Aspiration (FNA) [LAB2111263] should be ordered and specimen collected in CytoLyte.

Reference Range Update: The reference range has been updated and may impact your clinical care workflows going forward.

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 (please contact PRAS team or Lab Services for result aliases)

  • Lacosamide Level [1230918] replaces Lacosamide, Serum [11769]
  • Alkaline Phosphatase, Total and Isoenzymes, Serum [1230913] replaces Alkaline Phosphatase Total and Isoenzymes, Serum [10301]
  • Beta 2 Microglobulin, Serum [1230911] replaces Beta-2-Microglobulin (Beta-2-M), Serum [10093]
  • Vitamin D 1,25 [1230912] replaces Calcitriol (1,25 Dihydroxyvitamin D), Serum [10280]
  • Thyroid Stimulating Immunoglobulin [1230914] replaces Thyroid-Stimulating Immunoglobulin (TSI), Serum [10264]
  • Total Complement (CH50) [1230916] replaces Complement, Total, Serum [10111]
  • Erythropoietin, Serum [1230921] replaces Erythropoietin (EPO), Serum [10131]

Discontinued Test

  • Hops IgE [11214] with result alias [22246] Hops IgE – No replacement test.

New Test

  • Meningitis/Encephalitis Panel [1231022] Please contact us or PRAS team for result aliases

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