Test Updates

Important announcements regarding changes to test methodologies, reference ranges, CPT coding, new available assays or discontinued assays are reported to our clients weekly via MLabs Test Updates.  The following Test Update files, which contain information that is current when produced, may be printed for client use. However, information contained is subject to change over time. For more information or questions, please contact Customer Service at 800-862-7284.

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REFERENCE RANGE CHANGE: Certolizumab pegol and Certolizumab Antibodies; SPECIMEN HANDLING CHANGE: 5-Flucytosine, Amiodarone and Desethylamiodarone; TEST DISCONTINUATION: Candida Antibody Panel; REFLEX TESTING ADDED: Trypanosoma cruzi Antibody, IgG
TEST DISCONTINUATION: Giardia lamblia IgG, IgA, IgM Antibody Panel, IFA; NEW TEST: HSV 1 and 2, Qualitative, PCR, Blood (Mayo HERPB replaces Mayo LHSVB); HSV 1 and 2, Qualitative, PCR (Mayo HERPV replaces Mayo LHSV); RET Mutation in Malignancy ; Cysticerc…
TEST RESUMED: Acetylcholine Receptor Binding Antibody; TEST DISCONTINUED: Febrile Antibodies Panel; Herpes 6 Antibodies, IgG and IgM; REPORTING CHANGE: Complement, Total Hemolytic; Procalcitonin
SPECIMEN REQUIREMENT CHANGE: Testosterone, Bioavailable and Total; NEW TESTS: Cryptosporidium and Giardia Antigens, Stool; Mesothelioma FISH; PROFESSIONAL INTERPRETATION ADDED: Lupus Anticoagulant Screen; Thrombotic Risk Profile von Willebrand Disease Pan…
IMPORTANT NOTICE : Transition from FedEx to UPS logistic service; REFERENCE LABORATORY CHANGE: Vedolizumab and Anti-Vedolizumab Antibodies; TESTING DOWN Urine Free Cortisol (UFCQ): CHANGE TO SPECIMEN COLLECTION; HER2 FISH
NEW TEST: Methylmalonic Acid' TEST DOWN: Cortisol, Urine
IMPORTANT NOTICE REGARDING MOLECULAR TESTING: Effective September 4, 2018, MLabs will require that all requests for molecular tests are accompanied by a Molecular Diagnostic Clinical History Form AND a recent pathology report, relevant clinic encounter no…
TESTING DOWN: Acetylcholine Receptor Binding Antibody; TESTING RESUMED: Lead, Blood; NEW TEST: Mycoplasma pneumoniae PCR; DISCONTINUED TESTS: Adenovirus Antibody, Serum; Candida Antigen; Norovirus Stool; REPLACEMENT TESTS: Adenovirus DNA by PCR, Qualitati…
TESTING DOWN: Lead, Blood; TESTING RESUMED: Beta-2 Transferrin, Fluid (B2TSF); REFERENCE LAB CHANGE: Cyanide, Blood; BACK ORDERED KITS: Fluorescence In Situ Hybridization (FISH); TEST DISCONTINUED: Mycoplasma pneumoniae Culture; *REMINDER* NEW QUANTIFERON…
NEW ALLEGEN TEST: Lamb’s Quarter, IgE; NEW ALLEGEN PANELS: Great Lakes Allergy Panel, Pediatric Food Allergy Panel, Seafood Food Allergy Panel; NEW TEST: Minimal Residual Disease Testing for B-ALL, Bone Marrow; Minimal Residual Disease Testing for B-ALL, …
MLabs with Michigan Medicine’s Anatomic and Clinical Pathology Divisions are relocating to a new state of the art facility!
MS DRUG CONFIRMATIONS: Amphetamine Confirmation , Barbiturate Confirmation, Benzodiazepine Confirmation, Cannabinoid Confirmation, Cocaine Confirmation, Opiate Confirmation; NEW ASSAY: Quantitative Epstein Barr Virus; TESTING DAYS CHANGED: Mitochondrial A…
NOTICE FOR MLABS CONNECT USERS; CRITICAL VALUE CHANGE: LMWH Anti-Xa; TEST DISCONTINUED: Epstein Barr Virus DNA by PCR, Quantitative, Whole Blood; Primidone Propoxyphene and Norpropoxyphene, Serum; UNITS OF MEASURE CHANGE: Amino Acids, Quantitative, Urine;…
REFERENCE LABORATORY CHANGE: Beta 2 Microglobulin, Urine; Myositis Associated Antibodies (MAA); CHANGE TO RAGWEED IgE ALLERGEN: Allergy Testing, Respiratory Allergy Panel IgE; Ragweed (Common Short), IgE; REFERENCE RANGE CHANGE: Dilute Russell’s Viper Ven…
NEW TEST DELAY: HIGH SENSITIVITY TROPONIN ASSA; Troponin T, High Sensitive; Troponin T, High Sensitive, Rule Out Acute Coronary Syndrome (ACS); NEW TESTS: BRACA1 and BRACA2 Sequencing and Del/Dup (NGS); BRACA1 and BRACA2 Sequencing (NGS); MLH1, MSH2, MSH6…