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Critical action limits are markedly significant result values that indicate a potentially life-threatening situation for the patient.
Urgent notification of a critical value to the appropriate healthcare professional is therefore necessary.
Pathology laboratories are required to develop policies and put into practice organised processes for communicating critical values.
|Changes to Wellington SCL Protocols for Reporting Critically Abnormal Results||April 2014||Read the protocol|
|Infectious Diarrhoea Update||February 2014||Read the protocol|
|Think First Before Ordering Vitamin B12 Testing||January 2014||Read the protocol|
|Expiry of Laboratory Request Forms, Change to ESR Test Request Protocol||December 2013||Read the protocol|
|Rollout of Harmonised Biochemistry Reference Intervals||December 2013||Read the protocol|
|Changes to Testing in Thyroid Antibodies||October 2013||Read the protocol|
|Changes to Testing for Epstein-Barr Virus (EBV) Serology||September 2013||Read the protocol|
|Changes to Testing for Systemic Autoimmune Disease||August 2013||Read the protocol|
|Improved Turn-around times for Urinalysis||July 2013||Read the protocol|
|Changes to Calculation of Estimated GFR and Corrected Calcium||March 2013||Read the protocol|
|Thrombophilia Test Request Protocol||May 2011||Read the protocol|
|Vitamin D Test Request Protocol||May 2010||Read the protocol|
|ESR test request protocol||Introduced: January 2010, Updated: December 2013||Read the protocol|