Clinical Updates

Recent clinical updates

Acetest Replaced by Beta-Hydroxybutyrate Feb. 13, 2017
Summary of Changes for Glucose Testing Feb. 3, 2017
New Normal Reference Range for HbA1c and Estimated Average Glucose Reporting Jan. 4, 2017
Changes to Routine Core Laboratory Drug Screening Dec. 13, 2016
Standardization of VLDL Reporting at Providence Hood River Medical Center Dec. 12, 2016
Semen Analysis Reporting Update Dec. 6, 2016
Cardiac Troponin I Report Update Dec. 6, 2016
Providence Personalized Medicine Panels for Solid Tumor and Hematologic Malignancies Nov. 15, 2016
Body Fluid Cell Count Reporting Changes Oct. 18, 2016
Providence Regional Laboratories Test Utilization Initiative Oct. 14, 2016
IgM Calibration Change and Positive Bias Oct. 13, 2016
Changes to Drug Confirmation, Urine, Cocaine Metabolite (Benzoylecgonine) Testing Oct. 12, 2016
Changes to Order Urinalysis with Reflex to Urine Culture Oct. 4, 2016
Changes to Order Urinalysis with Reflex to Urine Culture Oct. 4, 2016
Anti-Single-Stranded DNA Testing No Longer Performed Sep. 26, 2016
Vaginal Pathogen Panel by DNA Probe Sep. 20, 2016
VAP Testing and LpA2 Testing Clinical Update Sep. 20, 2016
Changes to Urine Opiate/Opioid Confirmation Testing Sept. 13, 2016
Regional Changes for Normal Reference Range on Blood Gases and Co-Oximetry Analytes Sep. 12, 2016
Changes to Urine Drug Confirmation Testing Sept. 8, 2016
Diabetes Mellitus Screening, Monitoring, and Diagnosis Sep. 1, 2016
Regional Changes for Normal Reference Range on Blood Gases and Co-Oximetry Analytes Sept. 2016
Blood Ammonia Reference Range Update Aug. 31, 2016
PMMC APTT and Fibrinogen Standardized Reference Ranges Jun. 15, 2016
ARUP Inactivation of Helicobacter Pylori Serology Jun. 10, 2016
Glucose Testing: Updates to Improve Patient Safety Jun. 7, 2016
Biotin Interference in the Siemens Centaur TnI Assays Jun. 1, 2016
Cystic Fibrosis Mutation Screening Testing Changes Jun. 1, 2016
Molecular Mutation Sequencing for Hematological Malignancies Jun. 1, 2016
BRCA Testing and Myriad Genetics Kits May 11, 2016
Regional CBC Reference Ranges Update and New Methodology at Core May 10, 2016
Changes to Serum Methylmalonic Acid Testing Apr. 11, 2016
New Reference Range for Ionized Calcium at Providence Regional Laboratories Mar. 7, 2016
Chemistry Tests in Body Fluids Mar. 1, 2016
Dianon Urostone 24 Urine Collection Requirements Feb. 24, 2016

Clinical update archives

Changes to Drug Confirmation, Urine, Amphetamine Testing Feb. 10, 2016
Changes to RBC Urinalysis Reporting Feb. 1, 2016
Syphilis Titer for Monitoring Only Feb. 1, 2016
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
‘NASH Fibrosure’ from LabCorp now replaced by ‘Liver Fibrosis, Non-Alcoholic Fatty Liver Disease’ by ARUP Nov. 8, 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