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Note: Patients do not qualify for service on the basis of age alone.
Guidelines for Duration of Service
Maximum 5 days (M-F)
Twice / week
Maximum 2 weeks (M/Th or Tu/F)
3x / week
Maximum 2 weeks (M/W/F)
Maximum 3 months
Maximum 6 months
Maximum 1 year
Maximum 1 year
Guidelines for Ordering
STAT orders for mobile collections should only be requested when it directly affects patient care in urgent or emergency medcical circumstances.
Orders for future reoccurring collections should NOT be requested as STAT.
Routine orders will be scheduled on patient's next designated collection day.
Please ensure this service is used effectively so we can continue to provide a quality and efficient service to those patient with the greatest need.
Triggers for Cancellation of Service
Provision of Mobile Collection Serive may be considered for unusual or extenuating circumstnaces based on consult between health care provider and Calgary Laboratory Services.
Patients who do not meet criteria for residence collection may go to any Patient Serice Centre for blood collection.
Patient Appointment Information
Home collection may only be requested by attending physician(s). Originating order requires a Mobile Collection Service Requisition to be completed and faxed to the Mobile Office. Once a mobile patient file is established, any changes to the original order must be made by faxing the Mobile office.
Mobile Phone Number: 403-770-3351
Mobile Fax Number: 403-777-5222
To assure integrity of the specimens prior to analysis and to comply with the laboratory standards for the Alberta College of Physicians and Surgeons, the following is a list of test that cannot be collected as part of the mobile collection service:
|ACTH||CD4 (includes CD8)||Lactate|
|Aldosterone||CH-50 Complement||Lactose Tolerance|
|Ammonia||Cryofibrinogen||Lupus Type Inhibitor|
|Anti-Factor Xa||Cryoglobulin||Malaria (including Babesia, Trypanosomes, and Microfilaria)|
|Ascorbic Acid||Glucagon||Trace Elements|
|C-1 Esterase Inhibitor||Glucose Tolerance||Vitamin B1|
|Calcium, Free or Ionized||Hemostasis Study||Vitamin B6|
|Carboxyhemoglobin||HIV Viral Load|