The technical bulletins listed below provide updates on changes to policies, procedures and test requirements.

Technical Bulletins

Acid Labile Subunlt (ALS) (July 11, 2017)

ADAMTS13 Antibody (Dec. 11, 2015)

Aldosterone-Renin (Sept. 8, 2015)

Allergen Testing Software Upgrade (June 22, 2015)

Anal Brush Cytology and Anal HPV (August 10, 2017)

Antibiotic Susceptibility Reporting Updates (March 19, 2018)

BRCA Testing (July 31, 2017)

BRC.ABL JAK2 IGR TCR BCL2 Testing Required Collection Tubes (Aug. 8, 2017)

Calreticulin (CALR) Mutation Analysis Update (April 5, 2018)

CDIFF PCR Statement Healthport (Feb. 14, 2011)  

Clinitest (Jan. 1, 2012)   

CMVPCR and EBVPCR on Plasma Assay Change (Nov. 17, 2014)

Corticosteriod Binding Globulin (May 5, 2017)

Counsyl Genetic Screen Test Name Changes (July 19, 2017)

CrAg LFA (May 1, 2016)

CSF - MS (Sept. 27, 2016)

CSF-PCR (March 13, 2017)

CSF Protein Electrophoresis Requirements (July 18. 2014)

Cyclospora (Aug. 1, 2013)  

Cytomegalovirus Real-Time qPCR (CMVPCR) and Epstein-Barr Virus RealTime
qPCR (EBVPCR) Specimen Requirements Update (April 12, 2018)

Discontinuation of HBAB,Total

eGFR (Apr. 12, 2015)

EOPE Preeclampsia and Maternal Fetal Screen (Dec. 05, 2017)

Estradiol III (May. 4, 2015)

Excess Biotin Vitamin B7 (Feb. 16, 2018)

Factor Assay VIII (Mar. 31, 2015)

Factor Inhibitors BU5 (Aug. 19, 2015)

Fecal Immunochemical Test (FIT) (May 11, 2017)

FLT3-ITD Mutation Analysis (Feb. 1, 2018)

Folate Testing (Oct. 3, 2016)

Free Cortisol (Dec. 16, 2013) 

Free Light Chains (Oct 14, 2016)

Gastrointestinal PCR Panel for Stool (Oct. 3, 2017)

Genomic Alliance New Tests (Sept. 12, 2016)

Glucose Tolerance Testing (Jan. 9, 2012)

Hepatitis B Genotype (Jan. 8, 2015)  

Herpes Simplex Virus Detection by PCR – Sample Requirements Update (Aug. 31, 2017)

HIV-1 DNA Obsolete (July 1, 2015)

HIV-1 RNA bDNA (Jan. 12, 2015)

HIV-1 VL Assay (June 12, 2017)

HSV-1 and 2 CSF PCR (Aug.10, 2015)

HSV-VZV Lesion Testing (July 4, 2016)

Influenza A B RSV (Oct. 10, 2017)

Inherigen and Inherigen Plus (July 31, 2017)

L/S Ratio Discontinuation (July 6, 2015)

Lactoferrin Stool Qualitative Discontinuation (Aug. 8, 2017)

Lead Testing Tan (May 1, 2013)

Lead Testing Update (Aug. 22, 2013)

Liver Fibrosis Panel (Aug. 25, 2014)

Low Lipid Levels (May 1, 2012)  

Lupus (Sept. 23, 2013)  

Lyme PCR (June 2, 2014)

Lysozyme Random Urine Discontinued (July 11, 2017)

MRSA-MSSA PCR (July 29, 2015)

MTB PCR (Apr. 15, 2015)

Multi-Drug Resistant Organisms MDRO (Feb. 15, 2017)

New Assay for Cytomegalovirus (CMV) Viral Loads (April 24,2018)

Northwell Health Genomics Alliance (Feb. 19, 2016)

NSLIJ Laboratory (Update Dec. 2010)  

Opiate Confirmation (July 15, 2017)

Patient-Client Information for Proper Specimen Collection

Pink Top Tube (Feb. 23, 2015)

Plastic Blood Culture Bottles (Oct. 26, 2015)

PM-1 Antibody Discontinued (June 1, 2015)

Positive Blood Cultures by PCR (April 10, 2017)

Potassium Reference Range (Dec.16, 2015)

Progesterone (Oct. 3, 2016)

Prolactin Dilution Study (Aug. 11, 2016)

Protein C Methodology (July 1, 2015)

Protein S Deficiency (Oct. 31, 2016)

Rapid Flu (Jan. 12, 2015)

Rapid RVP Core (Jan. 12, 2015)

Renin Activity (May 10, 2017)

Serum Protein Electrophoresis (June 15, 2015)

Serum Cortisol Assay Upgrade (Jan. 19, 2017)

Strep Throat PCR (May 22, 2017)

Testing for Gestational Diabetes (March 7, 2014)

Testing of Nasopharynx and Sinuses (July 18, 2016)

Thiopurine Methyltransferase (TPMT) Genotype (June 15, 2017)

Thrombophilia Testing (Feb. 1, 2014)

Toxocara Ab Test (Aug. 8, 2017)

Traditional Vs. Reverse Algorithm (June 1, 2012)

Tree Nut Allergen Panels (Sept. 27, 2016)

VAP Cancellation (Feb. 26, 2016)

Vitamin B12 (Dec. 18, 2017)

Viral Culture Transition to Molecular Testing (July 4, 2016)

Weak D and Partial D Expression (May 28, 2013)

Xylose Absorption Discontinued (Sept. 12, 2017)

Zika Virus Testing (Nov. 22, 2016)

Zinc, Plasma or Serum (June 29, 2015)