2014 Updates

December 9, 2014

Clinical Practice Guideline for Transfusion Medicine, CH50 Analysis Changes, NRAS Mutation Analysis by PCR and PyroSequencing, Samples for Ammonia Analysis “on-ice”, Discontinuation of rapid strep testing in the Clinical Microbiology Lab, and Mycobacterial tuberculosis Complex PCR performed in the Microbiology Lab

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November 12, 2014

Heparin Induced Platelet Antibody Assay – clarification, Return of Abbott PTH Assay, Heparin PTT, Cryptococcal Antigen Testing and Fungal CSF Cultures, HCV Viral Load Analysis by the Abbott m2000 RealTime HCV Test, Change in testing location – aldosterone and 17-OH progesterone, BD Affirm VPIII Vaginitis/Vaginosis Panel, and ROTEM Testing

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July 9, 2014

New Celiac Screening Panels, New Anti-Phospholipid Syndrome Screening Panels, and Cessation of T-3 Uptake (Resin Uptake, Thyroid Hormone Uptake) Testing

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May 21, 2014

HPV Genotype Detection by Roche Cobas 4800 Test, Component Specific IgE Peanut Allergy Testing, Changes to Drugs of Abuse Testing (urine), and Everolimus (Zortress®) Testing

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April 25, 2014

DNA Microarray for Identification of Gram Positive Cocci in Blood Cultures

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April 18, 2014

Whole Blood Lead Testing – collection tube change, Thiopurine methyltransferase (TPMT) Genotyping, and REMINDER: Changes in ordering patterns for virology cultures

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March 5, 2014

Change of PTH Assay, Occult Blood Specimens, and Specimens to Be Sent to the State Lab or the CDC for Testing

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January 27, 2014

CA 125 and CA 15-3 Method Changes, New Confirmation Test for HIV 1/2, Changes in ordering patterns for virology cultures, Changes to Testosterone Reference Intervals, and Changes to Sex Hormone Binding Globulin (SHBG) Reference Intervals

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