Clinical Updates

Recent clinical updates

Clinical update archives

Changes to LAP Stain Testing Dec. 11, 2015
Changes to Tacrolimus Testing 5 Dec. 11, 2015
Changes to HIV Testing: Achieving Early Detection of Infection Dec. 07, 2015
Molecular Testing for Common Bacterial Stool Pathogens to Replace Conventional Stool Culture in 2016 Oct. 1, 2015
Respiratory Pathogen Testing Update (2015-2016 current version) Oct. 1, 2015
HIV 3rd Generation Temporary Testing Changes Sep. 8, 2015
Vaginal Pathogen Panel by DNA Probe Sep. 1, 2015
Viral Transport Media (VTM) containers Jul. 20, 2015
D-dimer reporting Feb. 24, 2015
Toxoplasma gondii IgG and IgM Antibody Testing Update Feb. 1, 2015
Methotrexate testing Jan. 21, 2015
Tacrolimus temporarily discontinuing in-house testing Dec. 23, 2014
Thyroglobulin, Thyroglobulin Antibody, and Thyroid Peroxidase Antibody (TPO) testing Dec. 1, 2014
Measle Antibodies Nov. 20, 2014
Respiratory Virus Testing Guidelines (2014-2015 version) Nov. 1, 2014
Respiratory Virus Testing (2014-2015 version) Nov. 1, 2014
Vitamin D Reference Range Oct. 1, 2014
HLA and Platelet Antibody Testing Sep. 24, 2014
Enterovirus and Respiratory Virus Testing Sep. 1, 2014
Prosigna Breast Cancer Prognostic Gene Signature Assay Jul. 1, 2014
Allergen Test Changes Mar. 1, 2014
Neonate Testing for Herpes Simplex Virus (HSV) Jan. 1, 2014
QuantiFERON-TB® Gold In-Tube test (QFT): Indeterminate Results Oct. 1, 2013
Specimen Acceptability Requirements Jun. 18, 2013
Testosterone Apr. 9, 2013
HPV with 16 18 Genotype Clinical Update Apr. 1, 2013
Bordetella pertussis Regan Lowe Collection Media Mar. 1, 2013
Clinical Update - CoPan Flocked Swabs Sep. 1, 2012
Digital Breast Tomosynthesis May 11, 2012
Bacterial Vaginosis by Scored Gram Stain May 10, 2012
Malaria Clinical Update-Medford Mar. 7, 2012
Platelet Function Testing Clinical Update for Medford Mar. 7, 2012
New Molecular Test for C diff (Illumigene C. difficile)-Southern Oregon Jan. 11, 2012
Ionized Calcium Testing Guidelines-Providence Seaside Hospital Laboratory Nov. 1, 2011
QuantiFERON-TB® Gold In-Tube test (QFT-GIT): Quantitative Reporting Oct. 18, 2010
Troponin Notification Aug. 17, 2010
Hepatitis C Virus Genotype Testing Update Jul. 12, 2010
Urinalysis Jun. 15, 2010
C difficile PCR Mar. 15, 2010
CBC Nomenclature Change Feb. 5, 2010
Providence Seaside to Upgrade Microbiology Service Mar. 1, 2010
Celiac Disease Reflex Panel Oct. 26, 2009
Trichomonas Antigen, Gram Stain replace Wet Mount test Oct. 12 2009
Trichomonas Antigen - Newberg Oct. 12 2009
Epstein-Barr Virus Antibody Panels Apr. 21, 2009
New Lipid Panel Jan. 1 2009
Staphylococci in Blood Cultures Jan. 1 2009
Trichomonas Dec. 15, 2008
New Screening Cultures and PCR Tests for MRSA and MSSA Oct. 1, 2008
Mump Virus Antibody Jun. 1, 2008
Specimen Retention Jun. 1, 2008
Stool Specimen Quality Issues Jun. 1, 2008
Test Choices for Tay Sachs Disease Nov. 1, 2007