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2015 Updates

October 21, 2015

Next Generation Sequencing (NGS) Illumina TruSight Myeloid Panel, Chronic Granulomatous Disease (CGD) by Flow Cytometry, Steroid Testing Discontinued, Change in Reporting Urine Drugs of Abuse Confirmation Results, Urine Drugs of Abuse Screening, In-House Serum Viscosity Testing Discontinued, and Availability of Unrestricted Flu Testing

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August 28, 2015

New Rapid Malaria Screening Test, and Flow Cytometry Panel for Immune Deficiency (Non-HIV)

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July 31, 2015

New Reference Ranges for Coagulation Tests, von Willebrand Factor Activity, Chromogenic Protein C Assay, New Platform for Rheumatoid Factor Testing, and B-type Natriuretic Peptide (BNP) Testing – Medicare Rules

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June 26, 2015

Collection Time of Samples Must Be Documented, Newborn Screening Collection Cards, and Reference Interval Changes for Flow Cytometry Subsets

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May 28, 2015

Urines Collected by In and Out Catheter (I&O) for Culture, Patient-Collected Stool Specimens, Lipid Testing in the Medicare Patient, New Test Available – Fecal Calprotectin, Change to Catecholamine Panel, and PTT Reference Interval Change

May 28, 2015 - Read More…

April 27, 2015

Discontinuation of In-House Platelet Factor 4 Antibody Test, NP Swab Samples Accepted for B. pertussis PCR Testing, Discontinuation of In-House Phosphatidyl Glycerol Testing, Thyroid Testing and the Medicare Patient, and Samples for Ammonia Analysis “on-ice”

April 27, 2015 - Read More…

March 25, 2015

Next Generation Sequencing (NGS) Illumina TruSight Tumor Panel, New Stool Transport Medium Available, NEW: Community-Acquired Gastrointestinal Pathogens PCR Panel Available, HIV Genotyping Assay, and Hemoglobin A1c (Glycated Hemoglobin) Testing Frequency (Medicare)

March 25, 2015 - Read More…

January 21, 2015

Change to Rotem Testing Schedule, New Order Screens for Fecal Fat (aka Stool Lipids) Requests, Multiple Myeloma Workup, and Sterile Body Fluids Should no longer be Inoculated into Blood Culture Bottles at the Bedside

January 21, 2015 - Read More…

February 3, 2016

Respiratory Pathogen Testing Update, Reminder: Submission of Cytology Specimens, Specimen Acceptance Policy (MCP # 0083), and Change in Reporting Urine Drugs of Abuse Confirmation Results

February 3, 2016 - Read More…