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CHI Health Laboratory Notifications
ICD-10 Implementation October 1, 2015
Change in Reflex Urine Culture Criteria Urinalysis (UA) with Culture
New eGFR Equation and Reference Range
New Test Methodology: Creatinine
Now Performed at CHI Health F Street Lab: Homocysteine
Specimen Handling: To minimize synthesis of homocysteine in erythrocytes after drawing, prepare the patient samples as follows:
Now Performed at CHI Health F Street Lab: Hepatitis B Core Total Antibodies
Remarks: Testing on patients <10 years old is performed at a separate reference laboratory so please allow an additional 24-48 hours for results.
|Specimen Requirement Change: Clozapine
July 1, 2015
The specimen container for Clozapine will change from the current lavender top-tube (EDTA) to a red top-tube.
|Reference Range Change: Cortisol
June 15, 2015
A new antibody pool for Cortisol started to be used that changed the lower end of the reference range for both the AM and PM testing.
Specimen Handling: Allow serum tube to clot completely at room temperature. Centrifuge within 2 hours of collection to separate serum from cells. Suggested collection time for Cortisol 7AM-9AM if drawn during this time order as Cortisol AM and 3PM-5PM if drawn at this time order Cortisol PM.
MICROBIOLOGY: BioFire Blood Culture “No Organism Detected” Results
Mailing AddressCHI Health Laboratory
4955 F Street
Omaha, NE 68117
Customer Service/Lab ResultsPhone: (402) 717-5227 Press Option 1
Fax: (402) 717-5252
Phone: (402) 717-5227, Press Option 2
Lab SuppliesPhone: (402) 717-5227, Press Option 3
Fax: (402) 717-5262
Phone: (402) 717-5227, Press Option 4
Information ServicesPhone: (402) 717-2547
Fax: (402) 717-5262
CHI Health Laboratory provides routine adult and pediatric specimen collections for diagnostic testing and screening. In addition to routine blood collection, you may drop off other types of specimens, stool, urine and semen specimens for analysis.
Our skilled staff works diligently to provide each patient with prompt and professional service. We strive to make your experience at the lab as stress-free as possible with conveniently located facilities and hours of operation that accommodate your busy schedule. Our staff is committed to providing a professional environment for each patient during the specimen collection process. If you have any questions, please call our Customer Service Department at 402-717-5227 and we will be happy to assist you.
Where can I have my blood drawn or drop off a specimen?
CHI Health Laboratory offers primary and secondary patient service centers at many convenient metro Omaha and regional locations for specimen collection or drop off.
Patient Service Centers
We offer three Primary Patient Service Centers for your convenience. If you visit one of these centers, you will receive reference laboratory pricing.
Secondary Service Centers
As an alternative, you may visit one of the Secondary Service Centers located at hospital diagnostic centers to have your lab work drawn, or to drop off a specimen. Please bring with you a laboratory requisition. Click here for examples of laboratory requisitions accepted at the Primary and Secondary Service centers.
What items do I need to take to the CHI Health Patient Service Center specimen collection lab?You should bring with you the following information:
- A laboratory requisition provided to you by your health care professional requesting laboratory testing. Click here to see examples of requisitions that can be submitted to the reference laboratory.
- A current insurance card (Medicare, Private Insurance or HMO/PPO)
- A photo ID (for example, a driver's license or state issued identification card) Minors must be accompanied by their parent or legal guardian.
If you are bringing a minor to a specimen collection lab and you are not that minor’s legal guardian, you may need to bring a notarized statement signed by a parent or legal guardian authorizing you to give permission for the collection and billing of the tests ordered by the minor's doctor.
Are appointments required?
Appointments are not required. Walk-ins are welcome. However, our locations are generally busiest from opening until 10:00 AM. If fasting is not required for your test, you may wish to come during off- peak hours.
What should I expect when I have a lab test?
Your role in the performance of a lab test is to provide a specimen that will be analyzed in a laboratory. The specimen you provide might be blood or urine or stool. You can be assured that Alegent staff will make the specimen collection process as safe, quick, and comfortable as possible while safeguarding your dignity and privacy. When visiting your physician, ask what test is being performed, why the test needs to be done, what you can expect the procedure to be like, when you can expect to hear about your test results, and how the test results will affect the course of your care.
Do I need to do anything special to prepare for a lab test?Sometimes special preparation is required to improve the accuracy of a test. This may involve fasting (not eating any or certain foods) for several hours or even overnight, drinking more or less water than usual, or avoiding certain medications or vitamin and herbal supplements before the test. If you are delivering a specimen to the lab, there might be special instructions for transporting the specimen. Your physician should provide you with written instructions for preparing for your test. Follow those instructions exactly as they are written. If you are not certain if special preparation is required, or if you have questions about the instructions you were given, contact your physician’s office. If you did not follow the test preparation instructions you received from your physician, let the staff at the specimen collection lab know about this before your specimen is collected.
Requesting Lab ResultsPatients may access their laboratory results by completing a medical records Release of Information form. Forms can be mailed to the address below or faxed to 402-398-6016:
Bergan Mercy Medical Center
Attention: Release of Information
7500 Mercy Road
Omaha, NE 68124
If you have questions, or would like to receive a release of information form by mail, please call 402-717-5227. Note: You can expect to receive results within 30 days of our receipt of the form.
These patient instructions will guide you through the collection process.
What is Fasting?
Urine Collection - male
Urine collection - female
24-Hour Urine Collection
Patient Instructions for Stool Collection
Semen Analysis Collection - Fertility
Semen Analysis Collection - Post-vasectomy
Instrucciones Para el Paciente
Traducir al español Estas instrucciones para el paciente que le guiará en el proceso de recolección.
¿Qué Significa Estar En Ayunas Y Debo Yo Ayunar?
Recolección De Orina/Hombres
Recolección De Orina/Mujer
Instrucciones Para La Recolección De Orina De 24 Horas
Instrucciones Para El/La Paciente Para La Recolección De Heces
Análisis Semen - fertilidad - Español
Análisis Semen - después de vasectomía - Español