Critical Values

Biochemistry

If a critical or panic value is encountered during routine Biochemistry testing, the ordering physician is immediately contacted and notified of result(s). If this occurs after regular office hours, the ordering physician (or physician on-call) will be contacted via answering service or at home. A Medical Biochemist is notified and will provide a consultative service when required.


Hematology

If a critical is encountered during routine Hematology testing, the ordering physician is immediately contacted with the finding. If this occurs after regular office hours, the ordering physician (or physician on-call) will be contacted via answering service or at home. A Hematopathologist is notified and will provide a consultative service when required.


Microbiology

A Medical Microbiologist will contact the ordering physician to discuss results.

 

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