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Clinical Updates

Here you will find current information posted 

on any new events and developments

at BRL and The Department of Pathology at Baystate Medical Center.

 

 

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

                  (SPANISH)

 

9/20/11 - BRL Newsletter - Fall 2011

 

8/5/11Important 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

 

3/23/11 - 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

 

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