<%@LANGUAGE="VBSCRIPT" CODEPAGE="1252"%> MGH Lab Handbook - MGWest
  MASS GENERAL WALTHAM LABORATORY      
 
 

40 Second Ave., Suite 1100 - Waltham, MA 02451
Phone: (781) 487-6276

Director: James Flood, PhD (617) 726-3635

Specimen Testing Laboratory
Sr. Technical Director: Nancy Stanganelli, Phone: (617) 724-7112
Technical Director: Michele Goodwin, Phone: (617) 726-3609
Supervisor: Amy Zani, Phone: (781) 487-6279

Laboratory Hours
Monday - Friday: 7:00 AM to 6:00 PM
(Closed on Holidays except Veterans Day and Patriots Day)

Phlebotomy (Specimen Collection)
Technical Director: George Souza, Phone: 617-726-2678
Lead Phlebotomist: Heather MacLean, Phone: 781-487-6289
Fax: 781-487-6206

Phlebotomy and Specimen Collection Hours
Monday - Friday: 7:00 AM to 5:30 PM
(Closed on Holidays except Veterans Day and Patriots Day)

For Patients

Patients must have valid identification (picture ID preferred) , written orders, or a completed requisition form containing the following information, before coming to the Laboratory:
1. Name and Unit Number.
2. Type of Specimen
3. Tests requested.
4. Provider’s full name, telephone number, and location.
5. Diagnosis Code(s)

For Providers

If a provider wishes to order a test not performed by the MG West Lab, please check off the test under the appropriate Laboratory section on the Laboratory requisition. All Blood Transfusion Service (BTS) tests must be ordered on the appropriate BTS requisition. The Laboratory will collect and forward specimens to the appropriate laboratory for testing.
Providers who collect specimens in their offices or on home visits, must label the specimen with the patient’s name and unit number, place it in a plastic bag, and secure a completed requisition around the specimen with an elastic.

Criteria For Specimen Refusal - The Lab reserves the right to refuse a specimen under any of the following conditions:

• Specimen not labeled with patient’s name and unit number.
• Name on specimen and requisition do not agree.
• Specimen is more than 24 hours old.
• Quantity Not Sufficient (QNS) for testing.
• Specimen unsuitable for testing.
• Date of Specimen unknown.
• Specimen arrives without a requisition.
• Improperly sealed or leaking container.


Mass General Waltham Test Menu

Hematology
CBC
Differential
Retic
Urinalysis
PT
PTT

Chemistry
Serum HCG

Panels:

Basic Metabolic Panel (BUN, Creatinine, Calcium, Glucose, Sodium, Potassium, Chloride, CO2)

Complete Metabolic Panel (Albumin, Alkaline phosphatase, ALT, AST, BUN, Calcium, Sodium, Potassium, Chloride, CO2, Creatinine, Glucose, Tbili, Total protein)

Hepatic (Liver) Panel (Albumin, Alkaline Phosphatase, Tbili, Dbili, Total Protein, ALT, AST)

Lipid panel (Cholesterol, Triglycerides, HDL, LDL)

Renal Pound (BMP, Alb, Phos)

Individual Tests

Albumin

Chloride

Total Protein

Alkaline Phosphatase

CO2

Triglycerides

ALT

Creatinine

Uric Acid

AST

Glucose

Amylase

HDL

Direct Bili

LDH

Total Bili

Lipase

BUN

Magnesium

Calcium

Phosphorus

Cholesterol

Potassium

Creatinine Kinase

Sodium


Results

Results are accessible by CAS/LMR and are available by calling 617-724-LABS (5227). Tests performed at the Mass General Waltham Laboratory are offered on a routine and STAT basis. The use of STAT is reserved for tests that are for urgent care.

     
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