We are committed to providing a website that is accessible to the widest possible audience. To do so, we are actively working with consultants to update the website by increasing its accessibility and usability by persons who use assistive technologies
such as automated tools, keyboard-only navigation, and screen readers.
We are working to have the website conform to the relevant standards of the Section 508 Web Accessibility Standards developed by the United States Access Board, as
well as the World Wide Web Consortium's (W3C) Web Content Accessibility Guidelines 2.1. These standards and guidelines explain how to make web content more accessible for people with disabilities. We believe that conformance with these standards and
guidelines will help make the website more user friendly for all people.
Our efforts are ongoing. While we strive to have the website adhere to these guidelines and standards, it is not always possible to do so in all areas of the website.
If, at any time, you have specific questions or concerns about the accessibility of any particular webpage, please contact WebsiteAccess@tenethealth.com so that we may be of assistance.
Baptist Health System Department of Laboratory Medicine is committed to providing customer-oriented, quality service. We are dedicated to providing accurate and timely laboratory information to promote recovery and maintain good health for our patients through innovation, resource management and regulatory compliance.
In order to assure the safety of our patients while providing diagnostic testing, the following elements are required:
All patient specimens must be properly labeled with at least two unique patient identifiers. For example:
Inpatients: Patient name, account number, medical record number
Outpatients: Patient name, date of birth, social security number
Date and time of collection should be noted on specimen.
Time and date of specimen collection when appropriate
Source of specimen and clinical information, when appropriate
Diagnosis and/or clinical information as appropriate
Last menstrual period (for gynecologic specimens)
Specimens should be collected following the guidelines of the BHS Laboratory Directory of Service. In the event that submitted specimens are unacceptable for testing (e.g. gross hemolysis, mislabeled sample), the referring entity will be notified and
when appropriate, a recollected sample will be requested. In the event that the sample is irretrievable (i.e. CSF), a written request from the physician ordering that testing be performed on the suboptimal specimen will be required.
For explicit instructions concerning collection of Blood, Microbiology and Pathology specimen submission refer to the sites below.