Starling Labs Shares Updated Values


State law mandates that if there is a critical lab, it needs to be resulted and signed off by a physician within 60 minutes.  If the physician does not respond there will be internal tracking and physician will be liable if there is no response.  The lab will call every 15 minutes until the physician is reached.  The Starling lab closes at 10pm.

Below are updated values based on discussion with Nephrology department:

Laboratory Critical Results (Panic Values):

Hematology  
White Blood Count                   <=1.0 x1000/uL OR  >= 25.0 x1000/uL 
Absolute neutrophils                 <=1.0 x1000/uL 
Hemoglobin<=7.0 gm/dL
Hematocrit<=20% or >= 60%
Platelet Count<=20.0 x1000/uL or >=1,000.0 x1000/uL
Blasts                                      Present
Blood Parasites: Babesia, Malaria, Ehrlichia      Present
INR>=5.0
   
Chemistry Serum Calcium<=7.0 mg/dL OR>= 13 mg/dL
Glucose                                   <=50 mg/dL OR>= 500 mg/dL
Potassium<=2.9 mmol/L OR>= 6.0 mmol/L 
Sodium<=126 mmol/L OR>= 155 mmol/L
BUN>= 100 mg/dL
Creatinine>=6.0 mg/dL
Magnesium<=1.0 OR >= >=5.0 mg/dL
Total Bilirubin>= 10 mg/dL