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Pathology and Laboratory Medicine
Health Practitioners and the Laboratory

​Recent Laboratory Service Manual Updates

June 2021

Microbiology

Name of Test/Supporting Item
Categories with Changes
Aspergillus Antigen Detection (Galactomannan) Lower Respiratory
NEW!
​Aspergillus Antigen Detection (Galactomannan) Blood
​NEW!


Transfusion Medicine

Name of Test/Supporting Item
Categories with Changes
Cell-Free Fetal Genotyping (cffDNA) for Red Blood Cell Antigens from Maternal Plasma
NEW!


Chemistry

Name of Test/Supporting Item
Categories with Changes
Blood Gases, Venous Syringe
​Container, Availability
Osmolarity, Feces
​Required Volume, Grounds for Rejection, Result Reporting
​Lead, Urine (Referred Out)
​Updated!
​Beta Ketone
​Testing Site, Alternate Test Name
​Blood Gases, Venous Temperature Corrected - Syringe
​Collection Procedure, Additional Comments, SHR LIS Test Code
​Oligoclonal Banding Panel, CSF & Serum (Referred Out)
​Container, Required Volume, Stability/Storage, Availability, Testing Site, Results Reporting, Additional Comments


Hematology

Name of Test/Supporting Item
Categories with Changes
​Glucose-6-Phosphate Dehydrogenase Deficiency (Rapid Test)
​Updated!
​Crystals Body Fluid
​Updated!
Differential Body Fluid
​Updated!
​Cell Count Body Fluid
​Updated!
​CSF and Body Fluid
​Collection Procedures
​Eosinophils, Sputum
​Updated!
Blood Parasites (Microscopic Review)
​Stability/Storage, Methodology
​Hemoglobin H Inclusions
​Availability
​Complete Blood Count with Automated Differential (CBC)
​Availability
Complete Blood Count on Cord Blood (CBC)
​Updated!
​Heinz Bodies
​Updated!
​Hemoglobin H Inclusions
​Updated!
​Hemosiderin/Iron, Urine
​Updated!


May 2021

Hematology

Name of Test/Supporting Item
Categories with Changes
Cerebrospinal Fluid (CSF Diff) Differential
​Result Reporting, Clearance
Eosinophils, Urine
​Testing Site, Result Reporting
​Anti-Xa
​Container, Stability/Storage, Grounds for Rejection, Testing Site


Transfusion Medicine

Name of Test/Supporting Item
Categories with Changes
Cold Screen for Cardiovascular Surgery
​Container, Availability


Chemistry

Name of Test/Supporting Item
Categories with Changes
Allergen Specific IgE Tests
Updated!
​Immunoglobulin E, Total
​Required Volume, Availability, Result Reporting, Specimen Retention
Alpha-Galactosidase, Dried Blood Spot - Referred Out
​Stability/Storage
Biotinidase, Qualitative - Referred Out
​Stability/Storage
Galactose-1-Phosphate Diagnostic Panel (Referred Out)
Container, Volume
Galactose-1-Phosphate Quantitative (Referred Out)
​Container, Volume
​Heparan N-Sulfatase, Whole Blood (Referred Out)
​Container, Availability, Required Volume
Vitamin B6 (Referred Out)
​Collection Procedure, Availability, Testing Site, Result Reporting
​Complement C1Q Antigen Level
​Collection Procedure, Additional Comments
​Free Kappa Lambda Light Chains, Serum (Referred Out)
​Availability, Grounds for Rejection, Result Reporting
​Beta Ketone
​Container, Grounds for Rejection
​Human Chorionic Gonadotropin, Serum Qualitative
​New!


HLA

Name of Test/Supporting Item
Categories with Changes
HLA B*57:01
Methodology, Specimen Retention, Forms Required


Microbiology

Name of Test/Supporting Item
Categories with Changes
​Epstein-Barr Virus Viral Capsid Antigen IgG (EBV VCAG) Blood
New!



March 2021

Hematology

Name of Test/Supporting Item
Categories with Changes
Paroxysmal Nocturnal Hemoglobinuria
​Availability, Testing Site

Transfusion Medicine

Name of Test/Supporting Item
Categories with Changes
​ABO and Rh Type
​Required Volume

Chemistry

Name of Test/Supporting Item
Categories with Changes
Beta 2 Glycoprotein Antibody
​Container
​Arylsulfatase B, Dried Blood Spot
​Stability/Storage
Orotic Acid, Urine (Quantitative)
​Required Volume
Pancreatic Polypeptide
​Collection Procedure, Result Reporting, Clinical Interpretation
​Amikacin Level
​Stability/Storage
​Alpha-Fucosidase
​Stability/Storage, Methodology


February 2021

Chemistry

Name of Test/Supporting Item
Categories with Changes
​Beta 2 Glycoprotein Antibody
​Container, Required Volume, Collection Procedure, Stability/Storage, Availability, Testing Site, Additional Comments


January 2021

Chemistry

Name of Test/Supporting Item
Categories with Changes
Mucopolysaccharide, Urine
​NEW!
Adenosine Deaminase
​NEW!
​Oligoclonal Banding, CSF & Serum
​Updated
​Biotinidase Quantitative
​Container, Collection Procedure, Required Volume, Testing Site
Chromium, Urine
​Required Volume, Grounds for Rejection, Availability, Testing Site
​Aluminum, Urine
​Type
Sialic Acid (Total and Free), Urine
​Testing Site
​Autobody Investigation - Referred In
​Collection Container
​Chromium, Plasma
​Required Volume
Catecholamine Panel, Urine
​Collection Procedure, Stability/Storage, Testing Site, Additional Comments, SHR LIS Test Code
Beta HCG Qualitative, Urine
​Alternative Test Names
Thiopurine Methyltransferase (TPMT)
​Availability, Testing Site, Alternative Test Name
Thiopurine Metabolites
​Name Change, Type, Collection Procedure, Availability, Testing Site, Result Reporting, Additional Comments, Alternative Test Name, Forms Required
Oxalate, Urine
​Type, Container, Stability/Storage, SHR LIS Test Code
​Insulin Antibodies
​Availability
Insulin-Like Growth Factor 1, Serum
​Stability/Storage, Availability, Testing Site, Results Reporting, SHR LIS Test Code
Metanephrines Panel, Urine
​Stability/Storage, Testing Site, SHR LIS Test Code
C Peptide
​Ordering Recommendation, Container, Required Volume, Availability, Result Reporting, SHR LIS Test Code
HIV Viral Load, NAAT
​Container, Required Volumes, Testing Sites

Clinical Microbiology

Name of Test/Supporting Item
Categories with Changes
Fungal Culture (Candida), Blood Culture (Pediatric)
NEW!

Transfusion Medicine

Name of Test/Supporting Item
Categories with Changes
​Stem Cell Infectious Disease Testing
​Container


December 2020

Chemistry

Name of Test/Supporting Item
Categories with Changes
Follicle Stimulating Hormone
​Testing Site
​Porphyrin Screen, Whole Blood
​Availability, Testing Site, Results Reporting, Alternate Test Name
Prolactin
​Testing Site
Acetylcholine Receptor Antibody
​Required Volume, Testing Site, Result Reporting, Forms Required
Measles Antibody Screen, IgG and IgM
​Required Volume, Availability, Clinical Interpretation
​Mumps Antibody Screen, IgG and IgM
​Required Volume, Availability, Clinical Interpretation
Seritonin, Serum
​Ordering Recommendations, Collection Procedure, Availability, Testing Site
Thiopental
​Updated
Muscle-Specific Kinase (MuSK) Autoantibody
​Required Volume, Testing Site, SHR LIS Test Code
Heparin Induced Thrombocytopenia
​NEW!
Beta2 Glycoprotein Antibody
​NEW!
Myasthenia Gravis Autoantibody
​NEW!
Levetiracetam (Keppra)
​NEW!
Beta2 Microglobulins, Urine
​NEW!


November 2020

Chemistry

Name of Test/Supporting Item
Categories with Changes
Clobazam
Required Volume
Dihydrotestosterone
​Required Volume, Grounds for Rejection, Availability
Fluoxetine
​Availability
Free Fatty Acids​
​Availability, Testing Site
Gabapentin
​Availability
Proinsulin
​Availability, Testing Site
​5HIAA, VMA and HVA, Urine
​Title, Container, Stability/Storage, Testing Site, SHR LIS Test Code
Sulfatide Autoantibody
​Stability/Storage
​14-3-3 CSF Protein Immunoassay
​Alternate Test Names
Thiopurine Metabolites
NEW!​


October 2020

HLA

Name of Test/Supporting Item
Categories with Changes
Platelet Antibody Screening
Reflex Testing, Methodology, Clinical Interpretation


Chemistry

Name of Test/Supporting Item
Categories with Changes
HIV Duo Antigen/Antibody Screen - Hospital Inpatients and Outpatients, Staff Exposures, Donor/Transplant
Ordering Recommendations, Testing Site, Results Reporting, Specimen Retention, SHR LIS Test Code, Forms Required
Blood Gases, Capillary Blood
Container, Collection Procedure
Hepatitis A Total Antibodies
Collection Procedure, Stability/Storage
Adrenal Antibodies
​Availability, Alternate Test Names
Cancer Antigen 15-3 (CA 15-3)
Availability, SHR LIS Test Code
Cadmium, Urine
Ordering Recommendation, Type, Availability
Calcitonin
​Stability/Storage, Availability, Testing Site, Additional Comments
Carnitine
​Updated!
Carotene
​Ordering Recommendation, Availability, Clinical Interpretation
Chlamydia (NAAT), Urine
Grounds for Rejection, ​Availability, Forms Required
​Cholinesterase PhenotypingAvailability
Chromogranin AAvailability
D-Lactate, Serum
Availability
Diazepam
Collection Procedure
Drug Screen, Urine
Methodology, Additional Comments
​11- Deoxycortisol
​Collection Procedure, Testing Site



Last Modified: Wednesday, June 30, 2021 |
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