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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Test Methodology and Specimen Container Change: Sedimentation Rate, Westergren Test Discontinued: Fetal Lung Profile, Amniotic Fluid
Temporary Production Schedule Change: Cytomegalovirus DNA by PCR, Quantitative Epstein Barr Virus DNA by PCR, Quantitative, Plasma Pneumocystis DNA by PCR, Qualitative Reference Laboratory Change: CAH Pediatric Profile 4, MuSK Antibody Specimen Contai…
New Test: TERT Promoter Mutation Reference Laboratory Change: Lipoprotein Associated Phospholipase A2 CPT Updates: Cryptococcus Antigen
Reminder: CT/NG not Orderable Individually Test Resumed: Vitamin B1, Whole Blood, Vitamin C, Plasma Specimen Handling Change: Thyroid Stimulating Immunoglobulin
Test Resumed: Pecan, IgE New Tests: GALC Gene Sequencing and GALC Deletion / Duplication Analysis Reminder: Specimens Require 2 Identifiers
Test Down: Angiotensin II Type I Receptors (AT1R) Ganciclovir, Serum Vitamin C, Plasma Test Methodology Change: EGFR Mutation by Fragment Analysis New Test: Fentanyl, Urine, Quantitative Reference Laboratory Change: Phosphatidylserine Antibody Pane…
Reminder: Use Aptima Transport For Ct/Ng/Tv: Chlamydia trachomatis (CT) Neisseria gonorrhoeae (NG) Trichomonas vaginalis (Tv) Test Methodology Change: Androstenedione, Serum; Lamotrigine Test Down Status: Pecan, IgE
Test Down: Complement, Total Alternative Pathway (AH50) Functional Test Resumed: Dengue Fever Antibody, IgG & IgM Reference Laboratory Change: Bismuth, Blood
Test Down: Dengue Fever Antibody, IgG & IgM, Pecan, IgE Specimen Collection And Handling Change: NTx-Telopeptide, Urine
Reminder: Change To Collection Kits: Chlamydia trachomatis (CT) Neisseria gonorrhoeae (NG) Trichomonas vaginalis (Tv) Test Down: Vitamin B1, Whole Blood Reference Laboratory Change: Schistosoma Antibody, IgG Reference Range Change: Nicotine and Meta…
Process Clarification: Zika Virus Reference Laboratory Change: Cyanide, Blood Reflex Test Changes: Paraneoplastic Autoantibody Evaluation Paraneoplastic Autoantibody Evaluation, CSF
Test Update 589 Reference Range Change: PTT (Activated Partial Thromboplastin Time); Alkaline Phosphatase New Test: BRAF (7q34) Rearrangement by FISH Changes To Sti Panel Collection Kits: Chlamydia trachomatis (CT) Neisseria gonorrhoeae (NG) Tri…
Test Resumed: Infliximab with reflex to Infliximab Antibodies (Mayo) New Test: IDUA Gene Sequencing Reference Laboratory Change: Echinococcus Antibody, IgG
Test Down: Infliximab with reflex to Infliximab Antibodies (Mayo) New Reflex Testing: Hepatitis C Antibody New Test: LMNA Gene Sequence
Reference Range Change: Heparin Co-factor II New Test: Alpha Fetoprotein, CSF Human Chorionic Gonadotropin, Beta Subunit, CSF Reference Laboratory Change: HIV-1 RNA and DNA by PCR, Qualitative