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Seasonal Respiratory Virus Surveillance

Information on seasonal respiratory virus surveillance is now located under the Microbiology laboratory.

2013-2014 Winter Respiratory Virus Season Testing memo

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Notifications and Technical Bulletins

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Andrology Testing: Reference Values Changing

Qualitative Porphobilinogen analysis: Discontinued

Hepatitis C Virus RNA Detection & Quantification UPGRADE 2.0

New Lyme Disease test: Borrelia burgdorferi C6 Peptide Antibody Assay

 

CALRETICULIN MUTATIONS IN MYELOPROLIFERATIVE NEOPLASMS New Test document 1 of 2

Calreticulin-detailed-announcement New Test document 2 of 2

Band Counts Added to Critical Value Test List

Read-back Verification posted on 2-17-14

Virus Alert - Flu Test Kit posted on 2-17-14

Vitamin D Testing posted on 2-18-14

Winter Virus 2013-2014

25-Hydroxyvitamin D Reference Range Change

Apolipoprotein A-1 and Apolipoprotein B: Changes in Test Methodology

Methotrexate Assay Methodology Change

Benzodiazepine ID, qualitative - New Test

Quantiferon TB Gold in-Tube

New Formula for Calculating Estimated GFR (eGFR)

Coagulation Testing: Changes in Reference ("Normal") Ranges 12/3/12

Winter Respiratory Virus Season Test Offerings (2012-2013) 11/26/12

HSV PCR Available for Genital Lesions 10/19/12

Reticulocyte Count Reference Range Change 10/17/12

Quantitative Opiates - New Test Offered 10/1/12

Reporting Change: Measles, Mumps, Rubella, and Varicella Antibody 9/27/12

Herpes Simplex Virus / Varicella-Zoster Virus PCR for Skin Lesions 9/12/12

P2Y12 Platelet Inhibition Test: Result Reporting Change 8/31/12

New Test: Clonazepam & 7-aminoclonazepam 7/31/12

New Test: Beta-Hydroxybutyrate (BHB) 7/17/12

Changes in Respiratory Virus Testing7/16/12

Procalcitonin - a Marker for Bacterial Sepsis 7/16/12

Change in Test Methodology: Immulite 7/11/12

Qualitative PCR for Varicella-Zoster Virus In-House7/3/12

Change of Instrumentation & Reporting of Urine Protein Electrophoresis 6/12/12

Fasting Glucose Reference Range Change for Adults 6/5/12

HIV-1 Viral Load Assay Upgrade 5/17/12

Fecal Lactoferrin: New as Alternative to Fecal Leukocytes Smear 4/20/12

Change to Buprenorphine4/13/12

Serum Protein Electrophoresis Changes4/5/12

Syphilis Testing Updates 3/2/12

Fetal Lung Maturity Profile and Delta OD 450 Bilirubin Assay on Amniotic Fluid 2/28/12

Serum Ketone Analysis Unavailable 2/10/12

Quantitative BK Virus PCR Notice 2/3/12

Urine Myoglobin Assay Discontinuation Notice 1/13/12

Revised LDC Appeal Process 12/6/12

New Policy Regarding Test Formulary 11/21/11

Surgical Pathology Collection SMH 11/21/11

Surgical Pathology Collection HH 11/21/11

Add Test to Formulary 11/21/11

LDC Restricted Test List 11/21/11

TIBC Result Reporting Change 11/7/11

Winter Virus 2011 to 2012 10/31/11

Urine Pregnancy Testing Result Reporting Change 10/7/11

Cumulative Antibiograms for Community Outpatient Infections 9/30/11

Microarray CGH Laboratory at URMC Labs 9/29/11

Cortisol, salivary Now Performed in-house 9/16/11

Apolipoprotein A-1 and Apolipoprotein B Assays 9/16/11

New Methodology for CSF Electrophoresis 8/24/11

Hemoglobin Electrophoresis New Methodology & Reference Ranges 7/20/11

End of Winter Respiratory Virus Testing 6/13/11

Growth Hormone Testing Change - New Standardization Assay 5/18/11

Change in Method for Detection of the JAK2 V617F Mutation5/13/11

Anticoagulation Therapy & the Use of Partial Thromboplastin Time (PTT) 4/15/11

Insulin Testing 3/31/11

Toxicology - Confirmation Test Analyte Limit of Detection 2/28/11

Low Fasting Insulin Results2/2/11

CA19-9 & serum Free Light Chain now performed in-house by URMC Labs 1/26/11

Protein assays moving to URMC Labs @ Ridgeland Laboratory Roche platform 1/26/11

New Policy Regarding Ordering of Send-Out (Reference Laboratory) Tests 1/21/11

Related Forms

Certification of Medical Need Form, to order a Restricted test 1/21/2011

One-Time Authorization Form, to order a Restricted test 1/21/2011

Request for New Test to Be Added to Test Formulary 1/21/2011

E-mail

LaboratoryDiagnosticsCommittee@urmc.rochester.edu