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.

PANEL COMPONENT CHANGE: Cytogenetics, FISH Panel for Eosinophilia; TEST RESUMED: 21-Hydroxylase Antibody
REFERENCE LABORATORY CHANGE: Bupropion and Hydroxybupropion, Serum; TEST DOWN: G-6-PD, Qualitative Screen; SPECIMEN REQUIREMENT CHANGE: Alpha Fetoprotein, Serum, Maternal, Quad Test Profile, Human Epididymis Protein 4 (HE4)
TEST RESUMED: Procollagen I Intact N-Terminal, Serum; TEST DELAY:21-Hydroxylase Antibody
TEST DOWN: Trichinella Antibody, Procollagen I Intact N-Terminal, Serum; REFERENCE LABORATORY CHANGE: Bile Acids, Total
Test Discontinued: Blood Culture, Quantitative, Mucopolysaccharides (MPS) Screen, Urine; New Test: Metanephrines and Normetanephrines, Plasma
Test Methodology Change: KRAS Mutation in Malignancy, NRAS Mutation in Malignancy; New Germline Ngs Panels: Hereditary Breast and Ovarian Cancer (HBOC) High-Moderate Risk Germline NGS Panel, Hereditary Breast and Ovarian Cancer (HBOC) Comprehensive Germli…
Reference Range Change: Cardiolipin Antibody, IgA; Reference Laboratory Change: Leptospira Antibody: New Test: Legionella DNA by PCR, Qualitative; Reflex Testing Added: Syphilis Antibody, IgG; Reflex Testing Added: Syphilis Screening Test, VDRL, CSF
Reference Laboratory Change: Hepatitis D Virus Antibody Test Resumed: Thiopurine Methyltransferase (TPMT), Erythrocytes, Enzyme Activity (Mayo) Test Methodology Change: Pneumocystis DNA by PCR, Qualitative, Renin
Reference Laboratory Change: Prostate Specific Antigen, Ultrasensitive Reference Range Change: Arginine Vasopressin
Human Papillomavirus (HPV) DNA Profile
Test Resumed: Human Papillomavirus (HPV) DNA Profile Test Methodology Change: Acanthamoeba / Naegleria Exam
Reference Laboratory Change: PM-Scl Antibody Reference Range Change: Beta-CrossLaps (Beta CTx), Serum; Nickel, Urine; Zinc, Urine Tests Resumed: 11-Deoxycortisol, Cyclic AMP, Urinary Excretion
Test Resumed: Ganciclovir, Serum Potential NTM Infections caused by STÖCKERT 3T Heater-Cooler Device
Blood Draw Thanksgiving Holiday Hours
New Reflex Testing: Extractable Nuclear Antibody Panels, Scleroderma Antibody (SCL-70) Test Discontinued: Trypsin-Like Immunoreactivity, MTHFR C677T Mutation