Laboratory Investigations

Labs depend on Admission pathway

Please see specific guidance on adult and pediatric COVID-19 clinical order sets

COVID-unit or IMCU

  • CBC, auto diff, INR, PTT

  • Electrolytes (Na, K), chloride, calcium, magnesium, phosphate, total CO2

  • Creatinine, urea, random glucose

  • CK, troponin, ALT, AST, albumin, bilirubin

  • Ferritin (do not cancel note), D−Dimer

  • CRP

  • ABG

  • HIV, Hepatitis C (diagnosis)

  • C3, C4, immunoglobulins

  • Lipid profile

  • NT−proBNP (CZ only)

  • Lipase

  • Beta−HCG (women of childbearing potential)


  • Label ALL bags as "COVID−19

  • Double bag ALL specimens from suspected or confirmed COVID−19 patients

  • Place microbiology specimens in separate double bags from ALL other lab samples

  • Continue ICU Admission order set laboratory investigations.

  • HIV, Hepatitis C (diagnosis)

Regional Care Unit (RCU)

  • Investigations are not required for RCU admission and should be ordered to guide management decisions within goals of care.

  • If comfort care only, investigations are not indicated

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