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.

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
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