Canterbury DHB

Context

Organisation of Laboratory Services

Normal hours of work are 0830 - 1700, Monday to Friday. A reduced number of staff work on public holidays and weekends.

Blood samples should reach the laboratory early in the day. A request for “CBC” if marked urgent will be dealt with immediately and the haemoglobin, white cell count with a differential and platelet count results will be placed on Éclair. A manual differential count takes longer but will be done semi-urgently.

The Haematology Laboratory Registrar performs bone marrow aspirates and some other special tests and needs to be contacted so that these tests can be done at mutually suitable times.

About this Canterbury DHB document (4615):

Document Owner:

Mark Smith (see Who's Who)

Issue Date:

October 2017

Next Review:

October 2019

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Topic Code: 4615