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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MLabs with Michigan Medicine’s Anatomic and Clinical Pathology Divisions are relocating to a new state of the art facility!
MS DRUG CONFIRMATIONS: Amphetamine Confirmation , Barbiturate Confirmation, Benzodiazepine Confirmation, Cannabinoid Confirmation, Cocaine Confirmation, Opiate Confirmation; NEW ASSAY: Quantitative Epstein Barr Virus; TESTING DAYS CHANGED: Mitochondrial A…
NOTICE FOR MLABS CONNECT USERS; CRITICAL VALUE CHANGE: LMWH Anti-Xa; TEST DISCONTINUED: Epstein Barr Virus DNA by PCR, Quantitative, Whole Blood; Primidone Propoxyphene and Norpropoxyphene, Serum; UNITS OF MEASURE CHANGE: Amino Acids, Quantitative, Urine;…
REFERENCE LABORATORY CHANGE: Beta 2 Microglobulin, Urine; Myositis Associated Antibodies (MAA); CHANGE TO RAGWEED IgE ALLERGEN: Allergy Testing, Respiratory Allergy Panel IgE; Ragweed (Common Short), IgE; REFERENCE RANGE CHANGE: Dilute Russell’s Viper Ven…
NEW TEST DELAY: HIGH SENSITIVITY TROPONIN ASSA; Troponin T, High Sensitive; Troponin T, High Sensitive, Rule Out Acute Coronary Syndrome (ACS); NEW TESTS: BRACA1 and BRACA2 Sequencing and Del/Dup (NGS); BRACA1 and BRACA2 Sequencing (NGS); MLH1, MSH2, MSH6…
TEST RESUMED: Proinsulin; HEPATITIS A RESULTS COMMENTS: Hepatitis A Antibody, IgG & IgM; NEW TESTS: Uniparental Disomy for Chromosome 6, 7, or 14; NT-Pro B-type Natriuretic Peptide (BNP); REFERENCE LABORATORY CHANGE: Borrelia (Lyme Disease) Antibody, CSF
COAGULATION TESTING REFERENCE RANGE CHANGES: Partial Thromboplastin Time (PTT), Coagulation Factor 8 Inhibitor Assay, Coagulation Factor 9 Inhibitor Assay; NEW TEST DELAY: Troponin T, High Sensitive, Troponin T, High Sensitive, Rule Out Acute Coronary Syn…
CHANGE TO APTIMA COLLECTION KIT; TEST RESUMED: Streptozyme Screen; NEW TESTS: Beckwith-Wiedemann Syndrome Analysis, Russell-Silver Syndrome Analysis, Troponin T, High Sensitive, Troponin T, High Sensitive, Rule Out Acute Coronary Syndrome (ACS); REPORTING…
EXTREME COLD WEATHER: SPECIMEN LOCKBOX USE Please note that MLabs has recently received a number of specimens that should be stored and transported at ambient or refrigerated temperature arriving frozen or semi-frozen. If your office uses an outdoor …
TEST DOWN: Streptozyme Screen; NEW TEST CODES: Cryoglobulin Follow-up Monoclonal Gammopathy, Cryoglobulin Follow up Protein Electrophoresis, Serum; FLOW CYTOMETRY REFERENCE RANGE CHANGES
REFERENCE RANGE CHANGE: Immunoglobulin G Subclass Quantitation; PRODUCTION SCHEDULE CHANGE: Mycophenolic Acid, Amitriptyline and Nortriptyline, Nortriptyline, Imipramine and Desipramine, Desipramine, Doxepine and Desmethyldoxepin, Clomipramine and Norclom…
REFERENCE LABORATORY CHANGE: Apolipoprotein E Genotyping; CHANGE IN TEST METHODOLOGY: KIT Mutation for Melanoma; CHANGE IN REPORTING UNITS: Dabigatran Level
BLOOD DRAW THANKSGIVING HOLIDAY HOURS; TEST DOWN: Proinsulin; TEST PLATFORM CHANGE: Cytomegalovirus DNA by PCR, Quantitative, Plasma; REFERENCE LABORATORY CHANGE: Hepatitis D Virus Antibody
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