Nurses and Lab Scientists Live In Harmony


You want us to add on a calcium to the comprehensive chem panel? Do a type a screen on the troponin tube they sent down 2 hours ago? 

Order washed and irradiated blood not because it's indicated, but because it sounds good so why not?

Order a red cell phenotype when all you wanted to know was a pregnant female's Rh status?

and please don't order a urine culture stat. E. coli, K pneumo, and the like don't know you want them to grow faster.