Test Updates

Important announcements regarding changes to test methodologies, reference ranges, CPT coding, new available assays or discontinued assays are reported to our clients weekly via MLabs Test Updates.  The following Test Update files, which contain information that is current when produced, may be printed for client use. However, information contained is subject to change over time. For more information or questions, please contact Customer Service at 800-862-7284.

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REFERENCE RANGE CHANGE: Nicotine and Metabolites, Urine; TEST RESUMED: Warfarin, Serum; SCREENING TEST ADDED: Serotonin Release Assay; NEW TEST: Apixaban Anti-Xa
TEST RESUMED: Fluoxetine, Serum; TEST DOWN: Warfarin, Serum; CHANGE TO URINALYSIS TESTING PLATFORM: Urinalysis; Urinalysis with reflex to Aerobic Culture; Urinalysis, Macroscopic only; REFERENCE LABORATORY CHANGE: NTx-Telopeptide, Serum
CHANGE TO AMINO ACID PANELS: Amino Acids, Quantitative, CSF; Amino Acids, Quantitative, Plasma; Amino Acids, Quantitative, Urine
DISCONTINUED TESTS: Procainamide and N-acetylprocainamide, Quinidine
NEW TESTS: Colorectal Cancer NGS Panel, Lung Cancer NGS Panel, Melanoma NGS Panel, Solid Tumor NGS Panel; TEST DOWN: Fluoxetine, Serum; REFERENCE RANGE CHANGES: Thallium, Blood, Thallium, Urine; REFERENCE LABORATORY CHANGE: Adalimumab and Adalimumab Antib…
BLOOD CULTURE SYSTEM CHANGE: Blood Culture, Bacteria and Yeast
NEW STI PANEL OPTIONS: STI Panel with Mycoplasma genitalium, RNA, Urogenital, STI Panel with Mycoplasma genitalium, RNA, Urine
PARTICIPATING INSURANCE UPDATES: AmeriHealth Caritas VIP Care Plus, MeridianChoice; LOWER LIMIT CHANGE: Creatine Kinase, Total, Creatine Kinase, Total and MB Isoenzyme; TESTS DISCONTINUED: Ketoacids, Urine by DNPH; Sulfite Analysis, Urine; SPECIMEN HANDLI…
NEW TESTS: Levetiracetam, Serum, Topiramate, Serum, Zonisamide, Serum; SPECIMEN REQUIREMENT CHANGE: Complement, Total Alternative Pathway (AH50) Functional
NEW TEST: MET Amplification by FISH
NEW TEST: Mycoplasma genitalium RNA, Urogenital, Mycoplasma genitalium RNA, Urine; TEST RESUMED, G-6-PD, Qualitative Screen
NEW TEST: Colorectal Cancer Germline NGS Panel; REFERENCE RANGE CHANGE: Biotinidase, Plasma
TESTS DISCONTINUED: Catecholamines, Plasma, Catecholamines, Urine; ARTICLE: Biochemical Screening Tests for Pheochromocytoma; NEW TEST: Coagulation Factor 9 Activity, Chromogenic
TEST DELAY: 21-Hydroxylase Antibody; TEST RESUMED: Trichinella Antibody; REFERENCE RANGE CHANGE: Insulin-Like Growth Factor (IGF-1); REFLEX TESTING ADDED: Paraneoplastic Autoantibody Evaluation, Paraneoplastic Autoantibody Evaluation, CSF; TEST COMPONENTS…
PANEL COMPONENT CHANGE: Cytogenetics, FISH Panel for Eosinophilia; TEST RESUMED: 21-Hydroxylase Antibody