Labeling & Requisitions
  Specimen Requirements
  Specimen Accept Policy
  Mislabeled Specimen Policy
Inpatient Requests
  Outpatient Requests
  Guideline for Ordering Laborary Tests
  Hours of Operation
  STAT Requests
  Anonymous Requests
  Chemistry Panels
Ordering Inpatient Requests

Inpatient Requests - Routine

Phlebotomy services are provided by trained hospital and/or nursing staff on a daily basis. Scheduled phlebotomy rounds occur at:

6:00 a.m., 10:00 a.m., 1:00 p.m., 4:00 p.m., 7:00 p.m., and 9:00 p.m.

STATs and other timed draws can be requested by contacting the appropriate phlebotomy staff in each area.

All 6:00 a.m. rounds should have pre-requisitioned labels. Requisitions for the 6:00 a.m. draw should be sent to the Lab prior to 2100 hours the evening before. Requisitions written between 2100 and 2300 hours may be delivered before 2300. Any requisitions written after 2300 should be clipped to the phlebotomy clipboard at the main nursing station.

For each of the phlebotomy rounds, it is necessary to have the requisition slips ready and on the clipboard at least 30 minutes prior to the draw time. Add-ons will be accepted upon arrival at the nursing units. In order to prevent double venipunctures, add-ons must be ready for the blood draw staff as they arrive on the floor.

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