Shortage of Contrast for Imaging Services

Because of a global shortage of iodinated contrast material (Omnipaque) caused by temporary overseas manufacturing disruptions, ChristianaCare is taking steps to preserve supply so that it remains available for the most time-sensitive and urgent patient needs. (Learn more in our frequently asked questions.)

Omnipaque contrast is the most widely used contrast material for CT scans and radiographic examinations at ChristianaCare facilities. It is also used for cardiac imaging and interventions, and in the GI lab, Surgicenter and other settings.

The shortage is expected to last several weeks, and likely into the summer months.

Hospitals and health care organizations worldwide are managing the effects of the shortage and the impact to patient care.

ChristianaCare is making every effort to meet the needs of patients who need this product in their procedures. We are working individually with physicians to prioritize those patients with the most urgent needs.

Wherever possible, we are using alternative contrast material and limiting its use to ensure adequate supplies for time sensitive and emergent exams. It is possible that some elective procedures that use this product will need to be delayed.

ChristianaCare will continue to look for options to minimize disruptions created by the shortage, as we serve our community as expert, caring partners in health.

Learn more in our frequently asked questions (FAQs).

COVID-19: New Visitation Guidelines. Click here for what to expect at ChristianaCare during COVID-19.

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Shortage of Contrast for Imaging Services

Because of a global shortage of iodinated contrast material (Omnipaque) caused by temporary overseas manufacturing disruptions, ChristianaCare is taking steps to preserve supply so that it remains available for the most time-sensitive and urgent patient needs. (Learn more in our frequently asked questions.)

Omnipaque contrast is the most widely used contrast material for CT scans and radiographic examinations at ChristianaCare facilities. It is also used for cardiac imaging and interventions, and in the GI lab, Surgicenter and other settings.

The shortage is expected to last several weeks, and likely into the summer months.

Hospitals and health care organizations worldwide are managing the effects of the shortage and the impact to patient care.

ChristianaCare is making every effort to meet the needs of patients who need this product in their procedures. We are working individually with physicians to prioritize those patients with the most urgent needs.

Wherever possible, we are using alternative contrast material and limiting its use to ensure adequate supplies for time sensitive and emergent exams. It is possible that some elective procedures that use this product will need to be delayed.

ChristianaCare will continue to look for options to minimize disruptions created by the shortage, as we serve our community as expert, caring partners in health.

Learn more in our frequently asked questions (FAQs).

COVID-19: New Visitation Guidelines. Click here for what to expect at ChristianaCare during COVID-19.

Lab Services

ChristianaCare offers outpatient laboratory services at locations in New Castle County and Kent County. You will need a written order from your doctor specifying the procedures to be performed and the associated diagnoses.

Starting May 2nd, you can make an appointment on-line to reserve a spot in the lab or you can arrive without an appointment. Making an appointment means you will experience little to no wait. Patients with appointments take preference over patients without appointments.

We are open for patients without appointments 8 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. and 1 p.m. to 3:30 p.m.

You can use the online system below to schedule an appointment.

If you require 3 hour glucose tolerance testing please select a location for testing then call to schedule an appointment.

For test results, please call 302-733-3615 Monday – Friday, 7 a.m. – 6 p.m.

What kind of lab tests do you need?

 

Pre-Procedural COVID-19 Testing

If you are having a procedure at ChristianaCare, review the directions on how to get tested. Please plan to self-quarantine after you receive your test and before your procedure.

 

Routine Labwork

If you have a doctor’s script for routine labwork (examples include: Cholesterol, A1C, CBC panel), please make an appointment at the following locations:

Lab Services at the Center for Heart & Vascular Health

ChristianaCare Center for Heart & Vascular Health, Room G135
4755 Ogletown-Stanton Road
Newark, DE 19718
We are open for patients without appointments 8 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. and 1 p.m. to 3:30 p.m.
This location does not handle COVID-19 testing.

Lab Services at the Preventive Medicine & Rehabilitation Center (PMRI)

3506 Kennett Pike Room 133
Wilmington, DE 19807
We are open for patients without appointments 8 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. and 1 p.m. to 3:30 p.m.

Lab Services at Foulkstone Plaza

1401 Foulk Road, Suite 100D
Wilmington, DE 19803
Schedule appointments for Monday through Saturday availability.
We are open for patients without appointments 8 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. and 1 p.m. to 3:30 p.m.

Lab Services at Middletown East

621 Middletown Odessa Road room 2132
Middletown DE, 19709
Schedule appointments for Monday through Saturday availability.
We are open for patients without appointments 8 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. and 1 p.m. to 3:30 p.m.
This location does not handle COVID-19 testing.

Lab Services on Hygeia Drive

200 Hygeia Drive
Newark, DE 19713
Schedule appointments for Monday through Saturday availability.
We are open for patients without appointments 8 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. and 1 p.m. to 3:30 p.m.
This location does not handle COVID-19 testing.

Lab Services at the Smyrna Health & Wellness Center

Suite 100 – Entrance at Imaging Suite
100 S. Main Street
Smyrna, DE 19977
We are open for patients without appointments 8 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. and 1 p.m. to 3:30 p.m.

Lab Services at the Welcome Center at Wilmington Hospital

501 West 14th Street, Room 2S03A
Wilmington, DE 19801
Schedule appointments for Monday through Saturday availability.
We are open for patients without appointments 8 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. and 1 p.m. to 3:30 p.m.

Lab Services at Concord Health Center

161 Wilmington-West Chester Pike (Route 202)
Suite 1100
Chadds Ford, PA 19317
We are open for patients without appointments 8 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. and 1 p.m. to 3:30 p.m.
Note: The Main Entrance is in the rear of the building with ample parking

 

Routine Labwork for COVID-19 Patients

If you have tested positive for COVID-19 or are waiting for COVID-19 test results, please call 302-623-0151 to schedule an appointment for Tuesdays or Thursdays from 3pm – 4pm:

Lab Services on Hygeia Drive

200 Hygeia Drive
Newark, DE 19713
Tuesdays and Thursdays: 3 p.m. – 4 p.m