Introducing BRCAvantageTM - Genetic testing for BRCA1 and BRCA2
Bordetella Pertussis / Parapertussis PCR
Unsatisfactory Pap Collections
Ebola Virus Disease (EVD)
Client Supplies
Focus on Specimen Quality - Impact of Cold Weather on Specimen Quality

Extreme weather can adversely affect specimen quality. If you use an outdoor lockbox, pay close attention to weather conditions and how they might affect your specimens awaiting pickup. Unspun or whole blood specimens may hemolyze when exposed to below freezing conditions—temperatures at or below 32° F.
Temperature extremes can impact your patients’ specimens. If not properly protected, these specimens may lead to treatment decisions based on misleading laboratory results. If your specimens will be exposed to freezing weather conditions, work with your sales representative to find the best way to protect your specimens.

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Welcome New Clients
MACL Reminders and Updates
Pediatric HIV Testing
New Additional Test Code Now Available for LDL-P by NMR
Vitamin D Testing in Infants/Toddlers (< 3 Years Old)
St. Vincent Heart Center, St. Vincent Clay Hospital and St. Vincent Randolph Hospital Laboratories Achieve CAP Accreditation
2014 Mid America Clinical Laboratories Client Reflex Testing
Update for CIGNA Medical Coverage Policy Regarding the Diagnosis of Helicobacter pylori (H. pylori)
Changes in Testing Algorithm and Reporting Practices for Antinuclear Antibodies and Immunohistochemical Patterns by IFA
H. pylori Breath Test - Pediatric
New Urine Myoglobin Tube
OB/Gyn News . . .
eGFR Equation Update
Focus On Quality - Specimen Identification
Care360 Labs & Meds Updates
Trichomonas Vaginalis RNA, Qualitative TMA