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Briefs and Bulletins

2021

September, 2021 - Cord Blood Gas Order Changes

September, 2021 - Enteric Pathogen Panel

June, 2021 - Light Blue Citrate Shortage

April, 2021 - Group B Strep (GBS)

April, 2021 - Globulin Reference Range Change

April, 2021 - COVID-19/SARS CoV-2 Testing Guidance

March, 2021 - Syphilis Confirmation Change

March, 2021 - Hemoglobin A1c Reference Range Change

February, 2021 - Cryptococcal Antigen

February, 2021 - Annual Notice to Healthcare Providers 2021

February, 2021 - Reflex Testing to Providers 2021

February, 2021 - Cortisol Testing

February 2021 - High Sensitivity (hs) Troponin T Testing

2020

December, 2020 - Transfusion Guidelines for Blood Components

December, 2020 - Methodist Hospital Laboratory Testing for COVID: Frequently Asked Questions

October, 2020 - Glucose Ranges Update

October, 2020 -  Respiratory Pathogen Panel Updates

October, 2020 - Enteric Pathogens Panel Updates

September, 2020 - Molecular Blood Culture ID Coming Soon

September, 2020 - Change to Add-on Testing

July, 2020 - 4th Generation HIV Testing

July, 2020 - Drug Detection Testing on Umbilical Cord Tissue - Update

July, 2020 - In-house Quantiferon Gold TB Assay

March, 2020 - Plasma Hemoglobin

2019

December, 2019 - Gestational Glucose Testing

November, 2019 - Adding Oxycodone & Hydrocodone to Urine Drugs of Abuse Screen

August, 2019 - Mycobacterium Tuberculosis / Rifampin Resistance PCR

June, 2019 - Prostate Specific Antigen, Ultrasensitive

June 2019 - Serum and Urine Protein Electrophoresis (SPE/UPE) and Immunofixation Changes

May 2019 - Group A Streptococcus Screen by PCR

May 2019 - Immature Platelet fraction Final

February 2019 - Respiratory Pathogen Panel Updates

2018

November 2018 - UHC Prior Authorization Notice

October, 2018 - HIV Confirmatory Testing

August 2018 - eSwab

July 2018 - Anti-Mullerian Hormone

June 2018 - Change for CT/NG Swab Kit

April 2018 - Pertussis PCR Testing

April 2018 - Absolute Neutrophil Count (ANC)

April 2018 - Sex Hormone Binding Globulin (SHBG)

April 2018 - Testosterone Panel for Adult Males

January 2018 - Orders for C-Reactive Protein (CRP)

January 2018 - Urine Culture Criteria NMH

January 2018 - Celiac Disease Reflexive Cascade to ARUP

January 2018 - Potential Laboratory Result Interference Due To Patient Biotin Use

2017

February 2017 - Human Chorionic Gonadotropin

January 2017 - Laboratory Testing for Drugs of Abuse and Pain

January 2017 - Summary of Body Fluid Changes

January 2017 - Body Fluid Order Changes

2016

December 2016 - Varicella Zoster Virus PCR

November 2016 - Trichomonas Vaginalis PCR

July 2016 - Helicobacter Pylori Discontinuation

June 2016 - Methodist Lab Alert : Mumps Notice

June 2016 - Health Alert Advisory Notice: Mumps Outbreak

May 2016 - HPV Reporting Format

May 2016 - Estradiol / Fulvestrant Oncologic Physicians Notice

April 2016 - Estradiol Cross Reactivity with Fulvestrant (Faslodex)

April 2016 - Test Utilization Bulletin: Screening for Thyroid Disease 

April 2016 - Fecal Lactoferrin to Replace Stool WBC Microscopy effective April 19, 2016

February 2016 - Health Alert Advisory: Zika Virus Background and Recommendation

February 2016 - Memo Zika Virus Consulting Hospitals

January 2016 - Herpes Simplex Methodology Change effective January 19, 2016

2016 CPT and Ref Fee Changes

2016 CPT Updates (2)

2015

November 2015 - Respiratory Pathogens Testing

September 2015 - ICD 10 Memo to Clients

September 2015 - NTD Screening Updates

August 2015 - Maternal Quad Screen and Maternal AFP to ARUP effective August 19, 2015

April 2015 - ANA Antinuclear Antibodies

March 2015 - CT/NG Chlamydia and Gonorrhea Nucleic AcidTesting at NMH

March 2015 - Pain Management Panel

February 2015 - HPV Testing and Reporting Changes

February 2015 - FDA Collection Devices Technical Bulletin

January 2015 - Procalcitonin Lab Alert

2014-2015 - Lab Alert: Respiratory Viral Season

2014

October 2014 - Ebola Laboratory Bulletin

October 2014 - CA 27.29 replaced with CA 15-3

March 2014 - Changes to eGFR Calculations and Reference Ranges

2013

August 2013 - New Algorithm for Detection of Intestinal Parasites

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