A message from Adam Morgan, M.D. (Laboratory Medical Director | SSM Health St. Mary’s Hospital - Madison) 
 
Update
Urinalysis refrigerated stability change
 
Effective December 5, 2018, urinalysis refrigerated stability will increase to 8 hours at SSM Health St. Mary’s Hospital – Madison Laboratory and SSM Health Emergency Center Laboratory.
 
Increase of refrigerated stability aligns urinalysis stability for SSM Health in Wisconsin and aligns with CLSI document, GP16-A3.
 
If you have questions or concerns, please contact Siiri Forbes, Hematology Technical Specialist, at 608-258-6903 or me.
 
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

 
Update
Ammonia Sample Container Share Discontinuation

Dear Providers, Clinical Staff, Directors, and Managers,

On November 29, 2018, a change was implemented in Epic to have all Ammonia orders collected in a separate container that is not shared with other laboratory testing. This means Ammonia lab barcode labels will print separately as a cue to alert collectors that Ammonia cannot share sample tubes with other lab tests.

This change was done to align with other SSM Health laboratories and to ensure that Ammonia samples are handled appropriately during preanalytic testing.
 
  • Collect Ammonia samples in Plasma Separator Tubes (PST)
  • Place the sample tubes on ice and send them to the lab immediately. Ammonia samples should be in their own separate containers when sent via the pneumatic tube system
  • Since other lab testing cannot be run on Ammonia samples, additional sample tubes must be collected

If you have questions or concerns, please contact Ken Chantavat, Core Laboratory Operations Manager, at 608-259-3488 or me.

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
 
 
 


Questions?  Please contact us: 608-258-6917 

    

  

                                                  

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A message from Adam Morgan, M.D. (Laboratory Medical Director | SSM Health St. Mary’s Hospital - Madison) 
 
Update
Urinalysis refrigerated stability change
 
Effective December 5, 2018, urinalysis refrigerated stability will increase to 8 hours at SSM Health St. Mary’s Hospital – Madison Laboratory and SSM Health Emergency Center Laboratory.
 
Increase of refrigerated stability aligns urinalysis stability for SSM Health in Wisconsin and aligns with CLSI document, GP16-A3.
 
If you have questions or concerns, please contact Siiri Forbes, Hematology Technical Specialist, at 608-258-6903 or me.
 
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

 
Update
Ammonia Sample Container Share Discontinuation

Dear Providers, Clinical Staff, Directors, and Managers,

On November 29, 2018, a change was implemented in Epic to have all Ammonia orders collected in a separate container that is not shared with other laboratory testing. This means Ammonia lab barcode labels will print separately as a cue to alert collectors that Ammonia cannot share sample tubes with other lab tests.

This change was done to align with other SSM Health laboratories and to ensure that Ammonia samples are handled appropriately during preanalytic testing.
 
  • Collect Ammonia samples in Plasma Separator Tubes (PST)
  • Place the sample tubes on ice and send them to the lab immediately. Ammonia samples should be in their own separate containers when sent via the pneumatic tube system
  • Since other lab testing cannot be run on Ammonia samples, additional sample tubes must be collected

If you have questions or concerns, please contact Ken Chantavat, Core Laboratory Operations Manager, at 608-259-3488 or me.

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
 
 
 


Questions?  Please contact us: 608-258-6917 

    

  

                                                  

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