Test Specifications

For specific requirements, see individual tests.

Reporting of Laboratory Results

  • The results of laboratory tests can only be reported to physicians or their designated assistants. The laboratory will not report results to patients and patients should not be instructed to call the laboratory for results.
  • TPatients can request a copy of their results by contacting Medical Information Management at 919-966-2336.
  • In order to prevent errors in patient identification, telephone reports will be given out by the appropriate lab ONLY when the patient's name AND Hospital unit number are provided by the requesting party.
  • Critical values for designated tests and toxic drug levels are reported by telephone to the requesting physician or other designated personnel in accordance with individual lab policies. Critical and toxic limits are listed with individual tests in the Procedures section of the manual.
  • LIS computer reports for both inpatients and outpatients are available daily. Questions concerning reports should be directed to the LIS, 919-966-2242.
  • Authorized personnel may access LIS terminals or Clinical Workstation for the results of laboratory tests. Questions concerning the location and use of the LIS terminals should be directed to the LIS, 919-966-2242. Questions concerning the location and use of the Clinical Workstation should be directed to ISD Customer Support center 919-966-5765.

Release of Test Method Performance Specifications

Upon written or oral request the McLendon Clinical Laboratories will release method performance specifications to internal and external customers.

Test method specifications may include but are not limited to the following:

  • Patient Comparisons
  • Precision
  • Linearity
  • Reference Ranges
  • Sensitivity
  • Specificity

Performance data are preferably shared with the requesting agent in a scheduled meeting. However, photocopies of data may be available.

To request method performance specifications for the individual laboratories, the Executive Director of the specific laboratory performing the test should be notified.

Reviewed by Christopher Parker on March 29, 2021

Note: Reference ranges provided on this web site are for guidance only, and may not reflect the most recent changes. Refer to laboratory reports for current reference data.

UNC Hospitals
McLendon Clinical Laboratories
101 Manning Drive
Chapel Hill, NC 27514