Massachusetts General Hospital

Mass General Waltham

 

Contact

52 Second Ave., Suite 1100 and Building 52 Suite 1130
Waltham, MA 02451
Phone: (781) 487-6276

Director: Anand Dighe, MD, PhD (617) 643-8266

Specimen Testing Laboratory
Sr. Technical Director: Nancy Stanganelli, Phone: (617) 724-7112
Technical Director: Jennifer Hiers, Phone: (617) 726-3609
Supervisor: Jeffrey Hack, Phone: (781) 487-6279

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

Lab Hours

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

 

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

Description

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

  • 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
Estradiol
Progesterone
PTH

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 Panel (BMP, Alb, Phos)

Individual Tests

Albumin
Alkaline Phosphatase
ALT
AST
Erythrocyte Sedimentation Rate
HDL
Direct Bili
Total Bili
BUN
Calcium
Cholesterol

Sodium
Chloride
CO2
Creatinine
Glucose
LDH
Magnesium
Phosphorus
Potassium
Triglycerides
Uric Acid

Results
Results are accessible by Epic 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.