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Archived Updates

9/27/12 Specimen Requirement Changes Antithetic Acid (Vitamin B5)

B-raf Analysis

Nasopharyngeal Collection Instructions

8/03/12 Update on Coagulation Testing
6/29/12 Lupus testing changes
6/21/12 Marketing form for Giardia antigen
5/07/12 Tube Requirement for Sedimentation Rate (ESR)
3/05/12 Red Top Tube Change
3/01/12 TB Cellular Blood Test

Para Pak Instructions for Stool Culture

Patient Instructions for Stool Culture (English)

Patient Instructions for Stool Culture (Spanish)

9/20/11 BRL Newsletter - Fall 2011
8/5/11 Important Changes to HIV Testing Policy
7/6/11 Clostridium Difficile Testing (CDiff Rapid Toxin Assay)
7/1/11 BRL Recommendations for Hepatitis C Testing

BK Virus Testing

Respiratory Virus Panel by PCR 

2/23/11 Hepatitis C RIBA confirmation testing is not available due to nationwide shortage
11/8/10 BRL discontinues Lidocaine testing
5/17/10 ADA recommends Hemoglobin A1c for diagnosis of diabetes
4/19/10 Video:  This links to a video clip from New England Journal of Medicine that addresses technique of collecting nasopharyngeal swabs.
4/7/10 Conversion to Mass Spectrometry
4/1/10 New Non-Fasting Cholesterol & HDL Panel
12/02/09 Letter regarding H1N1 testing for O&P
9/22/09 Revised Guidelines: Specimen Collection for Influenza A and B Antigen (FLU)
& RSV Antigen Testing
7/21/09 Hematology Update: PT and PTT Specimen Handling Requirements (eff. July 1, 2009)
4/14/09 Specimen Collection for RSV Antigen & Influenza A and B Antigen (FLU) Testing
2/23/09 A Change in Reporting PT and INR Results