Critical Values

Physician Notification of Critical Values

The following test results are to result in the immediate notification of the Physician:

CHEMISTRY CRITICAL VALUES: SERUM, PLASMA, WHOLE BLOOD
Ca+ <6.1 or >13
Creatinine >9.9
Glucose >400
K+ <2.9 or >6.2
MB/CK Index >3.9
Sodium <121 or >159
Troponin I >0.4
Total Bilirubin >14.9
COAGULATION AND HEMATOLOGY CRITICAL VALUES:
PLASMA OR WHOLE BLOOD
PLT COUNT <21 OR >1999
PT
INR
>54.5
>4.0
PTT >80.0
HGB <7.1 or >22.4
WBC <1.1 OR >40.0
NEUTROPHILS, ABS <0.5 OR >29
D-DIMER QUANT >1000
MICROBIOLOGY CRITICAL VALUES: CULTURE OR MEDIA
BLOOD CULTURE POSITIVE
MALARIAL SMEAR POSITIVE
EYE CULTURE PSEUDOMONAS
RESPIRATORY NEISSERIA MENINGITIDIS
SYNOVIAL FLUID GROWTH OF ANY KIND
TOXIC VALUES: THERAPUTIC DRUG MONITORING
DIGOXIN >2.0