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 Down: Metanephrines and Normetanephrines, Plasma New Test: Gastrointestinal (GI) Pathogen Panel Tests Discontinued: Adenovirus Antigen, Enteric; Rotavirus Antigen
Test Resumed: Immunoglobulin D Quantitation Test Down: 11-Deoxycortisol Test Discontinued: VAP Cholesterol Test New Test: Testosterone with reflex to LH
New Test: B Cell Clonality (IGK Gene Rearrangement) B Cell Clonality (IGH and IGK Gene Rearrangement) Test Down: Oxycodone, Serum, Immunoglobulin D Quantitation REMINDER: MLABS CONNECT UPGRADE COMING SOON!
MLABS CONNECT UPGRADE COMING SOON! Test Discontinued:Listeria Antibody
Reference Range Change: Lead, Blood New Test: MGMT Promoter Methylation
New Test: T Cell Clonality (TRB Gene Rearrangement) T Cell Clonality (TRG and TRB Gene Rearrangement) Test Discontinued: Helicobacter pylori Antibody, IgM, Serum
Specimen Handling Change: Vitamin B1, Whole Blood Test Methodology Change: Herpes simplex DNA, Types 1 & 2, Qualitative
New Reflex Test: Blood Culture, Bacteria and Yeast Reflex to Verigene Blood Culture Nucleic Acid test Revised Interpretive Comment: Glucose Tolerance, 3 Hour Fee Updates: Prometheus IBDSD & CROHN
Reminder: Specimen Requirements Chlamydia trachomatis DNA, Urine Neisseria gonorrhoeae DNA, Urine Trichomonas vaginalis DNA, Urine Test Discontinued: Microsporidia Exam Cysticercus Antibody, IgG by Western Blot CPT Updates FEE Updates
Reference Range Change: Bile Acids, Fractionated CPT Updates 2016 Fee Update: Norwalk-Like Virus (NLV)
Test Resumed: Immunoglobulin D Quantitation Reminder: Specimens and Requisitions Require 2 Unique Patient Identifiers Draw Site Hours
Test Down: Immunoglobulin D Quantitation Assay Move To Automation Line: Hepatitis B e Antigen
Test Resumed: Manganese, Erythrocytes Test Down: Thiopurine Methyltransferase (TPMT), Erythrocytes, Enzyme Activity Reference Laboratory Change: Strongyloides Antibody, IgG Revised Result Comment: Hepatitis C Antibody