LABORATORY SERVICES DURING ALERT LEVEL 2
Update on Microbiology Requests at alert level 2
With a decline in COVID-19 testing volumes last week, the previous restrictions on microbiological testing ordering have been lifted.
We continue to ask that referrers think carefully about the clinical utility of tests before they request them, and ask that clinical details are routinely provided on all requests for laboratory services and we thank all our referrers that are taking the extra time to do this.
We do read the details and it makes a big difference to our processing and reporting if something unexpected grows or is seen on Gram stain.