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Archived Updates

 

9/27/12 Specimen Requirement Changes Antithetic Acid (Vitamin B5)
   
9/19/12

B-raf Analysis

Nasopharyngeal Collection Instructions

   
8/03/12 Update on Coagulation Testing
   
6/29/12 Lupus testing changes
   
6/21/12 Marketing form for Giardia antigen
   
5/07/12 Tube Requirement for Sedimentation Rate (ESR)
   
3/05/12 Red Top Tube Change
   
3/01/12 TB Cellular Blood Test
   
2/23/12

Para Pak Instructions for Stool Culture

Patient Instructions for Stool Culture (English)

Patient Instructions for Stool Culture (Spanish)

   
9/20/11 BRL Newsletter - Fall 2011
   
8/5/11 Important Changes to HIV Testing Policy
   
7/6/11 Clostridium Difficile Testing (CDiff Rapid Toxin Assay)
   
7/1/11 BRL Recommendations for Hepatitis C Testing
   
3/23/11

BK Virus Testing

Respiratory Virus Panel by PCR 

   
2/23/11 Hepatitis C RIBA confirmation testing is not available due to nationwide shortage
   
11/8/10 BRL discontinues Lidocaine testing
   
5/17/10 ADA recommends Hemoglobin A1c for diagnosis of diabetes
   
4/19/10 Video:  This links to a video clip from New England Journal of Medicine that addresses technique of collecting nasopharyngeal swabs.
   
4/7/10 Conversion to Mass Spectrometry
   
4/1/10 New Non–Fasting Cholesterol & HDL Panel
   
12/02/09 Letter regarding H1N1 testing for O&P
   
9/22/09 Revised Guidelines: Specimen Collection for Influenza A and B Antigen (FLU)
& RSV Antigen Testing
   
7/21/09 Hematology Update: PT and PTT Specimen Handling Requirements (eff. July 1, 2009)
   
4/14/09 Specimen Collection for RSV Antigen & Influenza A and B Antigen (FLU) Testing
   
2/23/09 A Change in Reporting PT and INR Results