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August 2016

Advanced Technology Laboratory, Cytogenetics, Flow Cytometry, General Information, Molecular Diagnostics

Advanced Technology Laboratory plays an important role in Oncology

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

General Information

Supply Change Notification – Laboratory Specimen Home Collection Brochure

Laboratory Specimen Home Collect Brochure Cover

Laboratory Services has consolidated the patient collection instructions for take home collection (i.e. stool, urine, etc.) into one brochure.

The brochure includes collection instructions for

  • 24 Hour Urine
  • Clean Catch Midstream (CCMS)
  • First Void Urine (“Dirty Urine”)
  • Kidney Stone Analysis
  • Pinworm
  • Sputum
  • Stool

Internal Offices may order these from Document Services using their order form to order #X17776. External Offices may order these from Laboratory Courier Services using the Supply Order Form.