Laboratory computer and
multifunctional terminals are located throughout the Medical Center in nursing
stations and in the physicians' lounge on the fourth floor of the Academic
Facility. Use of one of these devices is encouraged as it is the most efficient
and least error prone method to obtain results. Results are available upon
inquiry within seconds of result verification by the laboratory. If, upon
inquiry, results are not yet available in the computer, they are also not
available via telephone inquiry to the laboratory.
The specimen status definitions are listed below:
||Ordered, but not yet drawn
||Collection labels have printed, but still not drawn
||Specimen received in LSS
||Specimen received in the lab to be tested
||Test in process, results not verified
||Test results completed
||Test has been cancelled for reason listed
||A credit for the test has been issued.
Call Client Services at
extension 22738 (BBEST) for laboratory results. Call the Blood Center at
extension 25290 for transfusion inquiries, and to ext. 25334 for Donor
Services. The caller will be
transferred from the BBEST number to the appropriate laboratory division if
technical questions regarding result status arise.
Critical Values Notification Procedure
Critical test results and critical results/values, once obtained or identified, respectively,
are reported as soon as possible to a licensed independent practitioner (LIP), i.e. physician or
a Mid-level Provider such as an advanced practice nurse (APN), or physician assistant (PA) who
is caring for the patient and who can take appropriate action. If circumstances require that the
result be reported initially to a staff member who is not a LIP or Mid-level Provider, then the
initial recipient reports the result within an hour to the appropriate LIP or Mid-level Provider.
All other Health Care Facilities
that submitted the test request is contacted and is responsible for notifying