Test Update:
 
A message from Adam Morgan, M.D. (Laboratory Medical Director | SSM Health St. Mary’s Hospital - Madison) ...
 
 
Ionized Calcium specimen type change and Blood Gas stability change
Notification Date: August 5, 2021
Effective Date: August 24, 2021

Explanation: Specimen requirements and stability have changed due to new instrumentation.
 
Assay and Test ID Current
Specimen type and stability
New – Effective 8/24/2021
Specimen type and stability
Ionized Calcium
LAB01286
Serum SST
  • Stable 5 days refrigerated
Whole blood – Dark Green Lithium Heparin (no gel) or heparinized syringe
 
  • Transport refrigerated if testing will be delayed >30 minutes from collection
  • Stable 1 day refrigerated
  • Tube must be completely filled, uncentrifuged and unopened
Arterial Blood Gas
LAB01269

Venous Blood Gas
LAB01889

Bicarbonate
LAB01260

PH Venous
LAB01582

PH CO2 Venous Mixed LAB01254
Whole blood – Dark Green Lithium Heparin (no gel) or heparinized syringe

Recommend: Transport specimen at room temperature and test within 30 minutes of collection

Iced specimens accepted for 2 hours after collection
Whole blood – Dark Green Lithium Heparin (no gel) or heparinized syringe

Recommend: Transport specimen at room temperature and test within 30 minutes of collection

Iced specimens accepted for 1 hour after collection
If you have questions or concerns, please contact Adam Morgan M.D., Medical Director of Laboratory Services, at 608-258-6914, or Amy Little Soldier, Chemistry Technical Specialist, at 608-258-6910

Please communicate to colleagues and staff in your area accordingly.

Thank you,
Adam Morgan, M.D.
Laboratory Medical Director
Pathology, SSM Health St. Mary’s Hospital Madison
700 South Park Street
Madison, WI 53715
Office: (608) 258-6914
 

 


Test Update:
 
A message from Adam Morgan, M.D. (Laboratory Medical Director | SSM Health St. Mary’s Hospital - Madison) ...
 
 
Ionized Calcium specimen type change and Blood Gas stability change
Notification Date: August 5, 2021
Effective Date: August 24, 2021

Explanation: Specimen requirements and stability have changed due to new instrumentation.
 
Assay and Test ID Current
Specimen type and stability
New – Effective 8/24/2021
Specimen type and stability
Ionized Calcium
LAB01286
Serum SST
  • Stable 5 days refrigerated
Whole blood – Dark Green Lithium Heparin (no gel) or heparinized syringe
 
  • Transport refrigerated if testing will be delayed >30 minutes from collection
  • Stable 1 day refrigerated
  • Tube must be completely filled, uncentrifuged and unopened
Arterial Blood Gas
LAB01269

Venous Blood Gas
LAB01889

Bicarbonate
LAB01260

PH Venous
LAB01582

PH CO2 Venous Mixed LAB01254
Whole blood – Dark Green Lithium Heparin (no gel) or heparinized syringe

Recommend: Transport specimen at room temperature and test within 30 minutes of collection

Iced specimens accepted for 2 hours after collection
Whole blood – Dark Green Lithium Heparin (no gel) or heparinized syringe

Recommend: Transport specimen at room temperature and test within 30 minutes of collection

Iced specimens accepted for 1 hour after collection
If you have questions or concerns, please contact Adam Morgan M.D., Medical Director of Laboratory Services, at 608-258-6914, or Amy Little Soldier, Chemistry Technical Specialist, at 608-258-6910

Please communicate to colleagues and staff in your area accordingly.

Thank you,
Adam Morgan, M.D.
Laboratory Medical Director
Pathology, SSM Health St. Mary’s Hospital Madison
700 South Park Street
Madison, WI 53715
Office: (608) 258-6914