Special Care Nurseries Laboratory Information

The Special Care Nurseries Laboratory located in 6853 JPP is designed to provide laboratory support for patients in critical care areas. This laboratory provides testing 24 hours per day, 7 days per week. The limited number of tests available are performed rapidly (within 10 minutes of receipt of specimen) for critically ill newborns. Tests performed include: blood gases (PH, PCO2, PO2, calculated bicarbonate, base excess, total CO2), oxygen saturation, carboxyhemoglobin, methemoglobin, hemoglobin, hematocrit, sodium, potassium, chloride, glucose, ionized calcium, lactate, and total bilirubin.

Please read the instructions, in the Pathology Laboratory Services Handbook for the sample requirements before drawing. Special requests for service may be directed to Matthew Krasowski, MD, PhD, Director of the Critical Care Laboratory, at 384-9380. Inquiries may also be directed to Dena Voss, at 356-7468.