<%@LANGUAGE="VBSCRIPT" CODEPAGE="1252"%> MGH Lab Handbook - Chemistry Laboratory
  CHEMISTRY LABORATORY (CORE LAB)      
 
 

Director: Anand Dighe, M.D., Ph.D. (617-643-8266)
Unit Director: James G. Flood, Ph.D. (617-726-3635)
Senior Technical Director: Nancy Stanganelli (617-724-7112)
Technical Director: David Griggs (617-726-3658)

Location: Gray-B-5
Phone: 617-726-2345
Fax: 617-726-9206

The Chemistry Laboratory is located on Gray-B-5 and operates 7 days/week, 24 hours/day. The Chemistry Laboratory is responsible for handling requests for any laboratory service that is not available through MGH clinical laboratories.

Test Availability: Please see listing of laboratory tests.

Critical Values
Critical values are called to the ordering location in accordance with the MGH Critical Values policy.

Criteria for Refusal of Specimens
• Specimen not labeled
• Name on specimen and requisition do not agree
• Quantity Not Sufficient (QNS) for testing
• Specimen unsuitable for testing - hemolyzed, too old, clotted
• Date of Specimen unknown
• Improperly sealed or leaking container

Chemistry Toxicology Service
The Chemistry Laboratory offers serum and urine toxicology services 24 hours a day (see "serum toxicology panel" and "toxicology screen, urine" in the index of tests).

     
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