Test Catalog Specimen Rejection Information Update
By Hannah Crawford • September 27, 2019
In September, clients started to see an update to the “Reject Due To” information contained in our online test catalog for some tests. The remainder of tests will be updated shortly. To provide greater clarity around rejection standards, the following changes were made:
The rejection categories of “Hemolysis,”
“Lipemia,” and “Icterus” now only display “Gross” rejection criteria. “Mild” is
no longer used. This change was made due to the subjective nature of “Mild”
For any criteria that do not apply to the test,
the corresponding rows will be removed from the display. Previously, these
criteria would have been listed as “NA.”
Unacceptable tube types and anticoagulants are
no longer listed in the “Reject Due To” field. All acceptable tube types are
now listed in the “Specimen Required” section. Tube types not listed in this
section will be rejected.
If all criteria are NA, the message “No specimen
should be rejected” or a new message, "All specimens will be evaluated by
Mayo Clinic Laboratories for test suitability," will be used.
Please direct any questions regarding these updates to Customer Service at 800-533-1710.
Hannah Crawford is content marketing manager at Mayo Clinic Laboratories. She focuses on telling stories about the impact of laboratory medicine for patients and health care organizations around the world. Hannah has worked at Mayo Clinic Laboratories since 2018.