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Education & Training, General Information, Immunochemistry, Test Utilization

Webinar: Optimizing Care of the Respiratory Patient – The Role of Specific IgE Testing

It’s the season of sunshine and blooms which also means it can be a season of sneezing, itching, and a lot of trouble getting a good breath in for some.

⇒Are you prepared to meet the needs of your patients that may be suffering from some of these symptoms?
⇒Are you well versed in the difference between a sensitivity and a clinical allergy and how you can differentiate between the two?
⇒Do you know the resources we have at Corewell Health to assist in these determinations? Continue Reading

General Information

Update: 35 Michigan Outpatient Draw Site

Effective July 1, 2023, the Corewell Health Outpatient Laboratory at 35 Michigan will restrict our services to pediatric patients.

This change will create an exceptional experience for our smallest patients by decreasing wait times, decompressing the waiting room, and allowing the team to focus on the pediatric experience. There will be exceptions such as “adult” patients followed by the pediatric clinics or parents of children who are also being drawn. We will also continue to see adult patients scheduled by practices located in 25/35 Michigan. Special testing such as Ammonia, Cryoglobulin, Venous Blood Gas, Platelet Aggregation, Cold Agglutinin Titer, Carboxyhemoglobin, Lactic Acid, Lactate/Pyruvate Ratio, Verify Now may still be collected at this site as well. 

Alternative options for patients no longer able to be drawn at 35 MI Lab can be found here: Lab Locations. The nearest location is Butterworth Outpatient Lab, located just off the main Butterworth lobby.

Education & Training, General Information, Histology

Best Practices for Small Tissue Material

Tissue specimens less than 0.1cm may yield insufficient results if submitted for Tissue Pathology. To make the best use of diagnostic tissue material please follow the below guidelines:

Biopsy Size Order Code Test Preservative
<0.1cm LAB2111263 Fine Needle Aspiration (FNA) Cytology *CytoLyt solution
>0.1cm LAB8 Tissue Pathology 10% Formalin

*Place entire specimen in CytoLyt. Do not attempt to make smears from specimen.

Please contact the Corewell Health Pathology Department at (616)267-2622 Mon-Fri, 8am-5pm, or the Corewell Health Laboratory Call Center at (616)774-7721, 24/7 to speak with a Pathologist.