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

Technical Bulletins

50 50 Coagulation Panel (Jan. 13, 2014)

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

ADAMTS13 Antibody (Dec. 11, 2015)

Adenosine Deaminase, Serum (June 10, 2014)

Aldosterone-Renin (Sept. 8, 2015)

Allergen Testing Software Upgrade (June 22, 2015)

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

Automated Urinalysis (Oct. 2014)

ANA IFA testing update: Reference Range is now “Less than 1:80 titer” (Oct. 1, 2014)

BRCA Testing (July 31, 2017)

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

Catacholamines Fractionated Plasma (July 29, 2011)  

Catecholamines specimen requirements (March 14, 2012)

CDIFF PCR Statement Healthport (Feb. 14, 2011)  

Clinitest (Jan. 1, 2012)   

CMVPCR Assay Change (Nov. 14, 2014)

CMV-EBV Temporary Send Out Technical Bulletin (Aug. 10, 2017)

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)

Cyclospora (Aug. 1, 2013)  

D-Dimer New Units (July 1, 2014)

eGFR (Apr. 12, 2015)

EGFR & Thyroids (Oct. 21, 2012)

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

Estradiol III (May. 4, 2015)

Factor Assay Ref Range (Oct. 3, 2011)

Factor Assay VIII (Mar. 31, 2015)

Factor Inhibitors BU5 (Aug. 19, 2015)

Factor XIII (Feb. 13, 2014)

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

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)

Gestational Diabetes Mellitus (Jan. 22, 2013)  

Glucose Tolerance Testing (Jan. 9, 2012)

Heavy Metal Testing (Feb. 1, 2014)  

Helicobacter (Aug. 14, 2013)  

Hepatitis B Genotype (Jan. 8, 2015)  

Hepatitis C virus (March 7, 2012)  

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

HIV AgAb Screen (Sept. 16, 2011)

HIV Multispot (March 16, 2014)

HIV-1 DNA Obsolete (July 1, 2015)

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

HIV-1 VL Assay (June 12, 2017)

HIV Proviral DNA Qualitative Detection by PCR Blood (Aug. 28, 2013)

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 Critical Value K (Jan. 19, 2012)  

Low Lipid Levels (May 1, 2012)  

Lupus (Sept. 23, 2013)  

Lyme Antibody Testing Update (March 1, 2014)  

Lyme PCR (June 2, 2014)

Lysozyme Random Urine Discontinued (July 11, 2017)

MAG Antibody Tube Type and Laboratory Change (Jan. 24, 2012)  

Magnesium RBC tube change (Oct. 14, 2013)  

MMRV Interpretation Change (July 27, 2011) 

MRSA-MSSA PCR (July 29, 2015)

MTB PCR (Apr. 15, 2015)

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

Myelin Basic Protein Discontinued (Feb. 26, 2014)  

New Test Directory (Jan. 1, 2012)  

New Transfusion Medicine Department (May 14, 2012)

Northwell Health Genomics Alliance (Feb. 19, 2016)

NSLIJ Laboratory (Update Dec. 2010)  

Opiate Confirmation (July 15, 2017)

Osmotic Fragility (Sept. 6, 2011)  

PAI-1 Activity (Nov. 12, 2012)

Patient-Client Information for Proper Specimen Collection

Phosphorus Reference Range Changes (June 18, 2013)

Pink Top Tube (Feb. 23, 2015)

Plastic Blood Culture Bottles (Oct. 26, 2015)

PM-1 Antibody Discontinued (June 1, 2015)

PNP Discontinued (July 10, 2013)

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)

Silica Clotting Time (Aug. 24, 2011)

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)

Urine Myoglobin (July 30, 2013)

Urine Reducing Substances (Jan. 1, 2012)

VAP Cancellation (Feb. 26, 2016)

Vitamin B1 and B2 change (Aug. 4, 2011)

Vitamin C Tube Change (Dec. 15, 2014)

Vitamin D Testing (Jan. 11, 2012)  

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)