Important Change to Biochemistry Urine Testing

Important Change to Biochemistry Urine Testing

Urine testing in monovettes [pdf] 326KB

Urine Z Monovette yellow top tubes urine container were introduced into service in 2010 in order to facilitate primary tube analyses for urine tests and obviate the need for further manual sample processing. These sample containers help retain positive patient identity, are analyser friendly and help to improve turnaround times, which together improve patient safety and process efficiency. The Biochemistry Department of Barking Havering and Redbridge University Hospital NHS Trust, covering Queen’s and King George Hospitals are still receiving a number of urines in universal containers and wish to inform you that as of the 31st July 2019 we will no longer be accepting Universal Containers for any of the Biochemistry Urine Tests, with the exception of Bence Jones Protein and specialist tests.  Requests for urine testing must be sent in a (8.5 ml) Urine Z Monovette yellow top tube only.

From the 31st July 2019, any Biochemistry Urine Tests, with the exception of Bence Jones Protein requests and specialist tests, not in a Urine Z Monovette tube, will not be processed. We feel that this will retain positive patient identity, be analyser friendly and improve turn-around times, which together should improve patient safety and process efficiency.  

 

cyberlab training leaflets

Here are some useful training leaflets for ordering and viewing results on Cyberlab:

GP API electronic ordering Cyberlab V1.pdf [pdf] 241KB

GP API results viewing CyberLab 9.7 v1.0.pdf [pdf] 262KB