Based in St. Louis, the Network Reference Lab offers complete routine and esoteric laboratory services with all test results accessible through a single phone call to our highly trained and courteous client support staff. We are committed to providing excellence in laboratory medicine for you and your patients, with technicians and histologists on staff. Because we are based at Christian Hospital and networked with Mayo Medical Laboratories in Rochester, Minnesota, we can offer access to the most advanced technology and methods available.
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Blood Bank Specimens
The Blood Bank Requisition System provides a means of positive correlation between patient, specimen and cross-matched donor units.
Orders must have the patient's full legal name, address, phone number, DOB, SSN (or last 4 digits) and insurance/guarantor name and DOB, tests ordered and diagnosis codes. When the phlebotomist draws the specimen, he or she identifies the patient and draws the specimen: one 10.0-mL lavender-top tube.
For Network Reference Lab patients, the specimen is labeled with the patient's full name and date of birth. The phlebotomist dates and initials the specimen and requisition. For inpatients, the specimen is labeled with the patient’s full name, medical record number, date, time and the full signature of the person who is drawing blood and second full signature of person witnessing the Blood Bank specimen collection.
Christian Hospital and Northwest HealthCare provide world-class medical care to families in North St. Louis County, St. Louis and Southwestern Illinois.