BIOCHEMISTRY ADD-ON REQUESTS
USING PATHOLOGY EFFICIENTLY
This add-on system facilitates
the adding on of tests to samples already in the laboratory.
However, it takes time for laboratory staff to sort out add on
requests and it should not replace appropriate test requesting on
the initial request (e.g. ensure magnesium and phosphate is
requested for nutrition/renal monitoring). We will vet all add-on
requests and reject if inappropriate or inadequate clinical
Please ensure that all
appropriate tests are requested on the initial request and the need
to add-on tests is kept to those cases where an add-on is
We do not have the resource
to support the increasing numbers of add-ons and we will withdraw
this on-line function if it continues to be used inappropriately.