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STAT Tests

For all STAT orders, please ensure we have an alternate after hours telephone number in order to reach you with the results as soon as they are available.

Please also note that patients suspected of having an acute coronary syndrome should NOT be sent to a laboratory for an ECG and/or tests for cardiac markers. Rather, they should be sent to the nearest hospital Emergency Department. (Evaluation of Acute Chest Pain and Triage - BC Guidelines)

Physicians may order tests not on this list as STAT; however, we cannot provide assurance that the results will be available within the 7 hour time interval. For these tests, the results are often available in the evening of the day of specimen collection but for tests which are of high complexity or batched analyses, the results may not be available for a few days.

Physicians are reminded that the turnaround times for tests ordered Stat are severely restricted by the geographic realities of couriering samples from our Patient Service Centres to our analytical facility in Surrey.

We hope this information is helpful to physicians in determining if patients should be referred to a hospital outpatient laboratory if there is a clinical need for a faster turnaround time.

STAT Test List - BC Biomedical Laboratories

  • Amylase
  • Bilirubin (Baby)
  • Calcium
  • D-Dimer
  • Fibrinogen
  • Glucose
  • Hematology Panel (includes WBC, HGB, PLT and Differential)
  • INR (PT)
  • Malaria
  • Potassium (K)
  • Pregnancy Testing: Urine
  • Pregnancy Testing: Serum
  • PTT
  • Sodium (Na)
  • Troponin I

STAT tests available Monday through Saturday, within 7 hours of collection. Median Turnaround time for STAT requests = 6 hours (Data sampling April 2010)

Client Services

Contact Client Services to provide or update us with your after hours contact information for STAT service.

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