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STAT ORDERING PRIORITIES

In order to assure that work on critical patients is performed as quickly as possible, the laboratory provides STAT testing which is available to all physicians. Tests are done on a first come, first served basis. Time is measured from receipt of the specimen in the laboratory to release of results.

STAT Turnaround Time in Minutes (unless otherwise specified)

ABO/Rh

30

ABO/RH for RhoGam

60

Amikacin

60

Antithrombin III Activity

60

Arterial Blood Gases and Co-oximetry

20

Basic Metabolic Panel:
Electrolytes, BUN, Creatinine, Glucose

45

Beta HCG, Quantitative

60

Caffeine

120

Calcium, ionized

30

CBC (Complete Blood Count)

30

CKMB

45

D-dimer

35

Drug Screen, Abuse

Drug Screen, Urine

1 – 4 hours

2 - 4 hours

Ethylene Glycol

3-4 hours

Factor Activities

2 hours

Fetal Fibronectin

60

Fibrinogen

35

Flu Test, Rapid (during influenza season: March-October)

60

Glucose, Whole Blood

20

Gram Stain

60

Heparin Level

120

Heparin Level, Low Molecular Weight Heparin

120

Lidocaine

4 – 5 hours

Lithium

60

Methotrexate

120

Mono Test (Heterophile)

60

Occult Blood (Emergency Department Only)

60

Pregnancy Test

30

PT (Prothrombin time)

35

PTT (Activated Partial Thromboplastin Time)

35

Strep Test, Rapid

60

Troponin I

45

Type and Crossmatch

60

Urinalysis

35

Wet Prep

60