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Stat Testing CLS & CRL

A stat test should only be requested when it directly affects patient care in an urgent or medical emergency circumstance.

The tests listed below are available on a stat basis without Pathologist or Microbiologist approval.
The Pathologist on Call may be contacted for consultation at any time by phoning 403-860-1802.
The Microbiologist on Call may be contacted at any time by phoning 403-770-3757.

* Performed at select Acute Care Sites, Health Centre Testing Laboratories and/or the DSC (turn around time may be greater than 90 minutes from time specimen is collected to time results are verified if transport is required). Refer to individual test page for testing location(s).


  Emergency Inpatient Outpatient Community
General Chemistry
Alanine Aminotransferase (ALT)
Albumin    
Alkaline Phosphatase (ALP)    
Ammonia (NH4)*    
Bilirubin, Direct
Bilirubin, Total
Bilirubin, Neonatal
Beta HCG, Serum (Quantitative)*
Calcium
Calcium, Ionized*    
Carbon Dioxide (CO2)    
Chloride (Cl)
Creatinine
Creatine Kinase (CK)*    
Electrolytes (Na, K, Cl)
Gamma Glutamyl-Transferase (GGT)    
Glucose
Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV) Serology ,Rapid 
(occupational exposure to HIV, high risk prenatal, acutely ill patient)*
Ketones*    
Lactate    
Lactate Dehydrogenase (LD)    
Lipase
Magnesium*
NT-Pro BNP*    
Osmolality*    
Overdose Iron*    
Phosphate*    
Potassium (K)
Pseudocholinesterase*
Sodium (Na)
Total Protein*    
Triglycerides, Neonatal*    
Troponin (TNT / TNI)*    
Urea    
Urate*    
  Emergency Inpatient Outpatient Community
Therapeutic Drug Monitoring
Amikacin*    
Carbamazepine*    
Digoxin*
Gentamicin*    
Lithium*
Methotrexate*    
Phenytoin (Dilantin)*
Primidone*
Tobramycin*    
Valproate (Valproic Acid)*
Vancomycin*    
Fluids
Cell Count - all fluids except CSF*    
CSF - Cell Count*    
CSF - Glucose*    
CSF - Protein*    
CSF - Lactate*    
CSF - Lactate Dehydrogenase*    
Urine
Beta HCG, Urine (Qualitative)
Creatinine, Random*    
Electrolytes (Na, K, Cl)*    
Osmolality*    
Urinalysis
  Emergency Inpatient Outpatient Community
Toxicology
Acetaminophen*
Ethanol*    
Ethylene glycol*    
Isopropanol*    
Methanol*    
Salicylate*
Hematology
CBC
Hgb/Hct    
Prothrombin Time/INR (PT)
APTT
Fibrinogen*    
D-Dimer    
G6PD*    
Monotest    
Sickle Cell Screen*    
Transfusion Medicine
Pre-Transfusion Testing (includes type and screen and crossmatch)  
Transfusion Reaction Investigation  
Rh Type (for determination of RHIG eligibility)  
Microbiology
Gram Stain*
Malarial Smear*
Other microbiology tests ordered stat require the approval of the Microbiologist on Call 403-770-3757
  Emergency Inpatient Outpatient Community
Blood Gases
pH

Provided by Respiratory at urban hospital sites.

Provided at all Calgary Rural Lab sites.

pCO2
pO2
HCO3
BE
SO2c
Carboxyhemoglobin