<%@LANGUAGE="VBSCRIPT" CODEPAGE="1252"%> MGH Lab Handbook - Revere HealthCare Center

300 Ocean Ave., Revere, MA 02151
(781) 485-6190

DIRECTOR: James Flood, PhD (617) 726-3635
SR. TECHNICAL DIRECTOR: Nancy Stanganelli, (617) 724-7112
SUPERVISOR: Laurie A. Nelson, MT (781) 485-6194

The Lab is operated Monday through Thursday, 8:30 AM to 8:00 PM; Friday 8:30 AM to 5:00 PM.

Specimen Collection
The Laboratory is open to accept and collect outpatient specimens during the following hours:
Monday - Thursday 8:30 AM - 8:00 PM
Friday 8:30 AM - 5:00 PM
Saturday 8:30 AM - 12:00PM

Patients must have a valid MGH blue card, 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)

Providers who collect specimens in their offices or on home visits, should 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.

If a provider wishes to order a test not performed by the Revere HealthCare Center Lab, please check off the test under the appropriate Laboratory section on the Revere 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.

Criteria For Specimen Refusal
The laboratory 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.
• Urine specimens more than 1 hour old and unrefrigerated.
• Quantity Not Sufficient (QNS) for testing.
• Specimen unsuitable for testing.
• Date of Specimen unknown.
• Specimen arrives without a requisition.
• Improperly sealed or leaking container.

Results are accessible by PCIS/CAS and are available by calling 617-724-LABS (5227). Tests performed at the Revere HealthCare Center Laboratory are offered on a routine and STAT basis. The use of STAT is reserved for tests that are for urgent care. Those results which fall outside of the Revere HealthCare Center Lab critical limits will be called to the provider or care unit in accordance with the MGH Critical Values Policy

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This page last updated on July 26, 2010