Wadsworth Center Guidance Documents

Date Title Subject Web Address
2009 Clinical Laboratory Evaluation Program Guide to Program Requirements and Services Clinical laboratory permit process http://www.wadsworth.org/labcert/clep/ProgramGuide/CLRS_Program_Guide_Update_03_05_09.pdf
2008 Babesiosis, Human Ehrlichiosis and Human Ehrlichiosis and Human Anaplasmosis: Potential Transfusion Complications, Second Edition Transfusion complications presented by babesiosis, ehrlichiosis and anaplasmosis http://www.wadsworth.org/labcert/blood_tissue/bab_ehr.shtml
2008 Clinical Laboratory Evaluation Program Laboratory Standards Clinical laboratory technical standards by category of testing http://www.wadsworth.org/labcert/clep/standards.htm
2008 Clinical Laboratory Evaluation Program Submission Guidelines for Test Approval Clinical laboratory tests requiring prior approval of the Department http://www.wadsworth.org/labcert/TestApproval/index.htm
2008 Environmental Laboratory Approval Program Certification Manual Environmental laboratory certification; includes technical standards http://www.wadsworth.org/labcert/elapcert/certmanual/index.html
2008 Guidelines for Monitoring Transfusion Recipients, Third Edition Transfusion reaction, patient monitoring http://www.wadsworth.org/labcert/blood_tissue/monitoring.htm
2008 Guidelines for Remote Blood Storage Blood storage - coolers, remote refrigerators http://www.wadsworth.org/labcert/blood_tissue/storage.htm
2008 A Physician's Guide to Transfusion Options, Second Edition Transfusion, options for patients http://www.wadsworth.org/labcert/blood_tissue/options.htm
2008 Protocols for suspected Chemical Threats - Detailed Guidelines for Shipping Chemical exposure, clinical specimen shipping guidelines http://www.health.ny.gov/guidance/oph/wadsworth/lab_shipping_wc_guidelines.pdf
2008 Protocols for suspected Chemical Threats - Instructions for Shipping Blood Speciments to CDC after a Chemical-Exposure Event Chemical exposure, clinical sample mailing flowchart for CDC (blood) http://www.health.ny.gov/guidance/oph/wadsworth/chemspecimenshipping-blood.pdf
2008 Protocols for suspected Chemical Threats - Instructions for Shipping Urine Speciments to CDC after a Chemical-Exposure Event Chemical exposure, clinical sample mailing flowchart for CDC (urine) http://www.health.ny.gov/guidance/oph/wadsworth/chemspecimenshipping-urine.pdf
2008 Protocols for suspected Chemical Threats - Shipping Manifest (Blood) Chemical exposure, blood specimen shipping manifest http://www.health.ny.gov/guidance/oph/wadsworth/chemshippingform_blood.pdf
2008 Protocols for suspected Chemical Threats - Shipping Manifest (Urine) Chemical exposure, urine specimen shipping manifest http://www.health.ny.gov/guidance/oph/wadsworth/chemshippingform_urine.pdf
2008 Recommendations for Consent for Transfusion, Second Edition Transfusion, consent Currently Unavailable On-Line.
2008 Transfusion Reaction Fact Sheets Transfusion, clinical presentation and treatment/prevention of auto and delayed reactions-physician, medical student forms http://www.wadsworth.org/labcert/blood_tissue/transfusion_reaction_facts.htm
2008 Transfusion Reaction Response Guide Transfusion, signs/symptoms and actions to be taken for acute and delayed reactions-nursing guide http://www.wadsworth.org/labcert/blood_tissue/transfusion_reaction_respgd.htm
2007 Blood Component Administration by LPNs Acute and delayed transfusion reactions http://www.wadsworth.org/labcert/blood_tissue/LPNBloodAdmin.shtml
2007 Communicable Diseases Reporting Requirements Communicable Disease, diseases that are required to be reported http://www.health.ny.gov/forms/instructions/doh-389_instructions.pdf
2007 Considerations For Patients With Religious Objections to Transfusion Patient objection to/refusal of blood transfusion http://www.wadsworth.org/labcert/blood_tissue/objections.htm
2007 Guidelines for the Evaluation of Transfusion-associated Infections, Third Edition Transfusion-related infections http://www.wadsworth.org/labcert/blood_tissue/infect.htm
2007 Influenza A (H5N1) Laboratory Information Bulletin Influenza guidelines for surveillance, collection, testing and reporting http://www.health.ny.gov/guidance/oph/wadsworth/inf_a_lab_info_bull.pdf
2007 Protocols for suspected Biological Threats - Collection and packaging for select agent testing Biological biohazard specimens, collection and shipping guidelines http://www.health.ny.gov/guidance/oph/wadsworth/clinical_specimens.pdf
2007 Protocols for suspected Biological Threats - Clinical Specimen History Form Biological biohazard specimens, collection form http://www.health.ny.gov/guidance/oph/wadsworth/history.pdf
2007 Protocols for Suspected Chemical Threats - Summary Sheet of Collection and Shipping Chemical exposure, collection and shipping instructions for clinical samples http://www.health.ny.gov/guidance/oph/wadsworth/lab_summary_sheet.pdf
2007 Protocols for Suspected Chemical Threats - Chain of Custody Form Chemical exposure, chain of custody form http://www.health.ny.gov/guidance/oph/wadsworth/bu_chain_of_custody.pdf
2007 Protocols for Suspected Chemical Threats - Detailed Guidelines for Collection Chemical exposure, clinical sample collection guidelines http://www.health.ny.gov/guidance/oph/wadsworth/lab_testing_wc_guidelines.pdf
2007 Protocols for suspected Chemical Threats - Chemical Terrorism Preparedness Poster Chemical exposure, public preparedness http://www.health.ny.gov/guidance/oph/wadsworth/ct_poster_2007.pdf
2006 Guidelines for the Administration of Cryoprecipitate, Third Edition Cryoprecipitate, administration guidelines http://www.wadsworth.org/labcert/blood_tissue/cryo.htm
2006 Guidelines for the Administration of Platelets, Second Edition Transfusion, platelets http://www.wadsworth.org/labcert/blood_tissue/platelets.htm
2006 Guidelines for Transfusion Committee, Third Edition Transfusion committee, composition and responsibilities http://www.wadsworth.org/labcert/blood_tissue/appoint.htm
2006 NYS DOH B-SAFE Bench Card - Cover Card Critical agents, B-SAFE program overview http://www.health.ny.gov/guidance/oph/wadsworth/cover_back.pdf
2006 NYS DOH B-SAFE Bench Card -Bacillus anthracis Critical agents, identification facts for anthrax http://www.health.ny.gov/guidance/oph/wadsworth/bacillus_anthracis.pdf
2006 NYS DOH B-SAFE Bench Card - Yersinia pestis Critical agents, identification facts for yersinia pestis http://www.health.ny.gov/guidance/oph/wadsworth/yersinia_pestis.pdf
2006 NYS DOH B-SAFE Bench Card - Brucella species Critical agents, identification facts for brucella http://www.health.ny.gov/guidance/oph/wadsworth/brucella_species.pdf
2006 NYS DOH B-SAFE Bench Card - Francisella tularensis Critical agents, identification facts for tularemia http://www.health.ny.gov/guidance/oph/wadsworth/francisella_tularensis.pdf
2006 NYS DOH B-SAFE Bench Card - Burkholderia species Critical agents, identification facts for bulkholderia http://www.health.ny.gov/guidance/oph/wadsworth/berkholderia.pdf
2006 NYS DOH B-SAFE Bench Card - Toxins Critical agents, identification fats for botulinum, ricin and staph http://www.health.ny.gov/guidance/oph/wadsworth/toxins.pdf
2006 NYS DOH B-SAFE Bench Card - Smallpox Critical agents, identification facts for smallpox http://www.health.ny.gov/guidance/oph/wadsworth/smallpox.pdf
2006 NYS DOH B-SAFE Bench Card - Select Agent Response Algorithm Critical agents, flowchart for potential referral of samples http://www.health.ny.gov/guidance/oph/wadsworth/final_card.pdf
2006 NYS Newborn Screening Program, Conditions in the Newborn Screening Panel Newborn screening, condition-specific information http://www.wadsworth.org/newborn/regs.htm
http://www.wadsworth.org/newborn/babhealth.htm
http://www.wadsworth.org/newborn/babhealth.htm#listing
2006 Persons authorized to order tests and receive directly the results of clinical laboratory testing of specimens accepted from New York State Clinical testing chart identifying professionals, scope of practice and authority for ordering of tests http://www.wadsworth.org/labcert/regaffairs/clinical/personsauthorizedtoordertests.pdf
2006 Protocols for suspected Chemical Threats CDC Specimen-Collection Protocol for a Chemical-Exposure Event Chemical exposure, CDC flowchart clinical specimen-collection protocol http://www.health.ny.gov/guidance/oph/wadsworth/chemspecimencollection.pdf
2006 USPS Packaging and Shipping Rule Changes - Domestic Mailing Manual 10.17 Infectious Substances Infectious samples, mailing guildelines Currently Unavailable On-Line.
2006 USPS Packaging and Shipping Rule Changes - Interim Final Rule Infectious samples, mailing guildeline Currently Unavailable On-Line.
2006 USPS Packaging and Shipping Rule Changes - Transporting Infections Substances Safely Infectious samples, mailing guidelines handout http://www.health.ny.gov/guidance/oph/wadsworth/usdot_transp_inf_sub_safely.pdf
2004 Clinical Laboratory Evaluation Program Guidance for Direct Access Testing Clinical laboratory, direct to consumer testing guidance http://www.wadsworth.org/labcert/clep/dat/datindex.html
2004 Clinical Laboratory Evaluation Program Prohibited Items under Subpart 34-2 Clinical laboratory, business practice guidance http://www.wadsworth.org/labcert/regaffairs/clinical/prohibiteditems.pdf
2004 Elective Out-of-Hospital Transfusion: Recommended Criteria and Guidelines for Transfusion of Blood Components, Second Edition Transfusion, out-of hospital http://www.wadsworth.org/labcert/blood_tissue/elective.htm
2004 Guidelines for the Administration of Plasma, Second Edition Transfusion, plasma and plasma components http://www.wadsworth.org/labcert/blood_tissue/plasma.htm
2004 Guidelines for Irradiation of Blood and Blood Components, Second Edition Blood products, irradiation for transfusion http://www.wadsworth.org/labcert/blood_tissue/irradiate.htm
2004 Guidelines for Transfusion of Red Blood Cells – Adults, Second Edition Transfusion of RBCs in adults http://www.wadsworth.org/labcert/blood_tissue/redblood.htm
2004 Guidelines for Transfusion Therapy of Infants from Birth to Four Months of Age, Second Edition Pediatric transfusion therapy http://www.wadsworth.org/labcert/blood_tissue/infants.htm
2010 Laboratory Reporting of Communicable Diseases Communicable Disease, directory and reporting guidelines http://www.wadsworth.org/labcert/regaffairs/clinical/commdiseaseguide.pdf
2004 Protocols for suspected Chemical Threats - Request for Analysis Form Chemical exposure, clinical sample request for analysis http://www.health.ny.gov/guidance/oph/wadsworth/ct_specimen_form.pdf
2003 Guidelines for Collection, Processing and Storage of Cord Blood Stem Cells, Second Edition Cord blood stem cells: collection, processing and storage http://www.wadsworth.org/labcert/blood_tissue/cord.htm
2003 Newborn Screening in New York State, A Guide for Health Professionals Newborn screening NYS program overview http://www.wadsworth.org/newborn/guide.htm
2003 protocols for suspected Chemical Threats - Chain of Custody Considerations Chemical exposure, chain of custody guidance http://www.health.ny.gov/guidance/oph/wadsworth/chain_of_custody_consider.pdf
2002 Guidelines for Physician Options for Blood Conservation Blood conservation, physician options http://www.wadsworth.org/labcert/blood_tissue/blood_physician.shtml
2002 Guidelines for the Treatment of People with Sickle Cell Disease - Algorithms Sickle-cell disease, treatment algorithms http://www.wadsworth.org/newborn/sc_algorithms.pdf
2002 Guidelines for the Treatment of People with Sickle Cell Disease Sickle-cell disease, treatment http://www.wadsworth.org/newborn/scellguidelines.pdf
2002 Recommendations for Transfusion Service Directors to Encourage Blood Conservation Blood conservation, transfusion director role http://www.wadsworth.org/labcert/blood_tissue/blood_transfusion.shtml
2001 Excerpt from CDC Guidelines for State Health Departments - Advice to Laboratory Personnel Anthrax, CDC guidelines for testing, handling, reporting and disposal http://www.health.ny.gov/guidance/oph/wadsworth/clinical_specimens.pdf
2001 Wadsworth Center's Guidelines for Anthrax Testing Anthrax, testing guidance http://www.health.ny.gov/guidance/oph/wadsworth/clinical_specimens.pdf
2001 Summary of Key Biological Terrorism Agents Summary of Key Biological Terrorism Agents http://www.health.ny.gov/environmental/emergency/attachment_2f.htm
2004 Possible Strategies for Reduction of Transfusion-related Errors Transfusion, error reduction http://www.health.ny.gov/facilities/hospital/nyports/annual_report/2002-2004/docs/2002-2004_nyports_annual_report.pdf
1999 & January 2010 Guide for the Care and Use of Agricultural Animals in Agricultural Research and Teaching Animals - agricultural - use and care in research and teaching http://www.fass.org/page.asp?pageID=216
1997 Guide for the Interpretation and Management of Tissue Donor Screening Test Results Tissue donor screening test results and interpretation http://www.wadsworth.org/labcert/blood_tissue/tissue.htm
1997 Guidelines for Training Personnel for Performing Intraoperative Blood Recovery Procedures Blood recovery - intraoperative, personnel training http://www.wadsworth.org/labcert/blood_tissue/training.htm
1996 Guide for the Care and Use of Laboratory Animals Animal use and care in laboratory setting http://www.nal.usda.gov/awic/pubs/IACUC/guide.htm
1995 Managing Regulated Medical Waste Medical waste management http://www.wadsworth.org/labcert/regaffairs/clinical/titlexiii.htm
1994 Guidelines, Responsibilities of Director of Blood Bank, Medical Director of Blood Bank and Director of Transfusion Service, Second Edition Blood bank and transfusion service, director responsibilities http://www.wadsworth.org/labcert/blood_tissue/responsibilities.shtml

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