Test request protocols

Test request protocols

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Critical action limits are markedly significant result values that indicate a potentially life-threatening situation for the patient.

Urgent notification of a critical value to the appropriate healthcare professional is therefore necessary.

Pathology laboratories are required to develop policies and put into practice organised processes for communicating critical values.

ProtocolIntroducedMore Information
Changes to Wellington SCL Protocols for Reporting Critically Abnormal ResultsApril 2014Read the protocol
Infectious Diarrhoea UpdateFebruary 2014Read the protocol
Think First Before Ordering Vitamin B12 TestingJanuary 2014Read the protocol
Expiry of Laboratory Request Forms, Change to ESR Test Request ProtocolDecember 2013Read the protocol
Rollout of Harmonised Biochemistry Reference IntervalsDecember 2013Read the protocol
Changes to Testing in Thyroid AntibodiesOctober 2013Read the protocol
Changes to Testing for Epstein-Barr Virus (EBV) SerologySeptember 2013Read the protocol
Changes to Testing for Systemic Autoimmune DiseaseAugust 2013Read the protocol
Improved Turn-around times for UrinalysisJuly 2013Read the protocol
Changes to Calculation of Estimated GFR and Corrected Calcium March 2013Read the protocol
Thrombophilia Test Request ProtocolMay 2011Read the protocol
Vitamin D Test Request ProtocolMay 2010Read the protocol
ESR test request protocolIntroduced: January 2010, Updated: December 2013Read the protocol