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2013

March 13, 2013

Molecular Diagnostics Laboratory

Memo: HIV-1 Genotyping Guidelines PDF Logo

2012

November 7, 2012

Molecular Diagnostics Laboratory

Memo: New Test - NPM1 Mutation Quant Blood PDF Logo

Memo: New Test - PML-RARA Translocation Quant Blood PDF Logo

September 18, 2012

Hematology Laboratory

Memo: Proper Collection for Plasma Based Coag Test PDF Logo

August 31, 2012

Molecular Diagnostics Laboratory

Memo: IS BCR ABL Conversion PDF Logo

August 21, 2012

Molecular Diagnostics Laboratory

Memo: IL28B Polymorphism Genotyping PDF Logo

June 21, 2012

Molecular Diagnostics Laboratory

Memo: EBV DNA Qual, CSF PDF Logo

March 20, 2012

Molecular Diagnostics Laboratory Update

BRAF Mutation Analysis PDF Logo

March 19, 2012

Chemistry Laboratory Update

HCV RIBA Testing Suspended PDF Logo

February 29, 2012

Microbiology Laboratory Update

Detection of Influenza and RSV PDF Logo

January 23, 2012

Microbiology Laboratory Update

Direct Detection of Enterovirus in CSF PDF Logo

January 20, 2012

Microbiology Laboratory Update

UA with Reflex Culture Memo PDF Logo

January 10, 2012

Molecular Diagnostics Laboratory Test Update

Fragile X Syndrome DNA Analysis - change methodology PDF Logo


2011

December 12, 2011

Microbiology Laboratory Test Update

Flu and RSV PDF Logo

December 1, 2011

Molecular Diagnostics Laboratory Test Update

Memo: Change in HCV Quant Result Reporting PDF Logo

September 19, 2011

Microbiologoy/Immunology Laboratory Update

C. Difficile Toxin - testing begins 9/19/11 PDF Logo

August 5, 2011

Hemostasis Laboratory Update

Letter: Change in Performance of PFA-100 Assay PDF Logo

March 31, 2011

Molecular Diagnostics Laboratory Test Update

EGFR Mutation Analysis PDF Logo

March 9, 2011

Cytopathology Laboratory Test Update

New Recommendation for Negative PAP Specimens PDF Logo

February 24, 2011

Molecular Diagnostics Laboratory Test Update

New Version Hepatitis B (HBV) Quantitative Test PDF Logo

February 16, 2011

Chemistry Laboratory Update

Method Change for Estradiol PDF Logo


2010

December 14, 2010

Molecular Diagnostics Laboratory Test Updates

Method Change for Hepatitis C Virus (HCV) Genotyping PDF Logo

Amplichip CYP450 Genotyping Test PDF Logo

September 28, 2010

Molecular Diagnostics Laboratory Test Update

Memo: KRAS Mutation Detection by Direct Sequencing PDF Logo

May 4, 2010

Microbiology Laboratory Test Update

Memo: Influenza A&B Viruses PDF Logo

March 25, 2010

Molecular Diagnostics Laboratory Test Update

Memo: Engraftment Orderable PDF Logo

March 5, 2010

Molecular Diagnostics Laboratory Test Update

Memo: BCR-ABL PDF Logo

February 4, 2010

VCUHS Clinical Chemistry Laboratory Update

New Vitamin D Assay Launched PDF Logo


2009

December 3, 2009

Toxicology Laboratory Test Update

Levetiracetam (Keppra) Testing Change (pdf)

November 30, 2009

Molecular Diagnostics Laboratory Test Update

Changes to Factor V Leiden, Prothrombin Mutation and Beta 2 Adrenergic Receptor Genotyping in Cerner (pdf)

November 16, 2009

Molecular Diagnostics Laboratory Test Update

Memo: HBV DNA Quantitative - Measurable Range (pdf)

Molecular Diagnostics Laboratory Test Update

Memo: HCV RNA Quantitative-New version test for in vitro diagnostic use (IVD) - FDA approved (pdf)

September 4, 2009

Influenza Update

Same Day INFLUENZA Testing and Services (pdf)

February 25, 2009

Hemostasis Laboratory Update

Memo: Changes in Coagulation Assays (pdf)

January 9, 2009

Laboratory Critical Values Update

Critical Values (pdf)


2008

December 12, 2008

Molecular Diagnostics Laboratory Test Update

Memo: Hepatitis B and C Viral Load Sample Volume and Tube Change (pdf)

November 25, 2008

Immunology Test Updates

Hepatitis A Antibody, IgM (pdf)
Hepatitis A Total Antibody (pdf)
Hepatitis B Core Antibody, IgM (pdf)
Hepatitis B Core Antibody, Total (pdf)
Hepatitis B Surface Antibody (pdf)
Hepatitis B Surface Antigen (pdf)
Hepatitis C Antibody (pdf)
HIV-1, HIV-2 Antibody (pdf)

November 20, 2008

Microbiology Test Update

      Memo: Detection of Human Metapneumovirus in Respiratory Specimens (pdf)

November 18, 2008

VCUHS Clinical Laboratory Update
     Memo: Use of Microtainer Tubes For Specimen Collection (pdf)

Microbiology Test Update
     Memo: Testing for Influenza A, Influenza B, and RSV (pdf)

October 7, 2008

Microbiology Laboratory Test Updates

     Cryptosporidium by FA (pdf)
     Availability update

     Giardia by FA (pdf)
     Availability update

     MRSA Screen by DNA Amplification (pdf)
     Availability update

     Ova and Parasites (pdf)
     Availability, Specimen, Special Instructions Updates

September 10, 2008

Microbiology Test Update

     Memo: Change in parasitology ordering on stool specimen (pdf)

April 7, 2008

Molecular Diagnostics Test Update

     Human Immunodeficiency Virus-1, Quantitative by PCR (pdf)

March 26, 2008

Coagulation Laboratory Test Update

        Memo: Discontinuation of Bleeding Time Test (pdf)

Molecular Diagnostics Test Update

        Memo: Quantitative HIV by PCR (pdf)

February 28, 2008

New Monograph - Molecular Diagnostics

        T-Cell Engraftment Follow-up (pdf)

February 5, 2008

Hematology Laboratory Test Update

Updated Hematology Test Table

January 21, 2008

Molecular Diagnostics Test Requirements Table

Updated Table of Molecular Diagnostics Services

Microbiology Laboratory Testing updates

Influenza A and B Direct Testing (pdf) (revised 1-25-08)
Replaces Influenza A and B Antigen

Respiratory Syncytial Virus (RSV) Direct Testing  (pdf) (revised 1-25-08)
Replaces Respiratory Syncytial Virus (RSV) Antigen


2007

October 31, 2007

Microbiology Laboratory Test Updates

Shiga Toxin Antigen (pdf)
Removed Stool Culture, E. coli 0157 from Related Information

Stool Culture (pdf)
See pdf for multiple updates

Stool Culture, E. coli 0157
Test no longer available: effective Oct. 31, 2007

October 5, 2007

New Monograph - Immunology

Allergen Specific IgE

September 27, 2007

Molecular Diagnostics Test Requirements Table

Updated Table of Molecular Diagnostic Services

September 14, 2007

Hematology Laboratory Test Update

New Reference Range for D-Dimer (pdf)

August 27, 2007

New Molecular Diagnostics Testing

Memo: Warfarin Genotyping (CYP2C9 and VKORC1) (pdf)

New Monograph

Warfarin Genotyping (pdf)

June 18, 2007

New Molecular Diagnostics Testing

Memo: JAK2 V617F Mutation Testing for Chronic Myeloproliferative Disorders (pdf)

New Monograph

JAK2 Mutation Analysis (pdf)

June 13, 2007

CPT Codes Update

Alpha 1- Fetoprotein, Tumor Marker
CPT 82105 replaces CPT 82150 listed in the 2006 Directory of Laboratory Services

Hepatic Function A Chemistry Panel
CPT 80076 replaces CPT 80058 listed in the 2006 Directory of Laboratory Services

June 12, 2007

Laboratory Critical Values Update

Critical Values (pdf)
Removed CMV by PCR

April 16, 2007

Laboratory Critical Values Update

Critical Values (pdf)
Added Molecular Diagnostics critical values

March 12, 2007

Laboratory Critical Values Update

Critical Values (pdf)
Updated Immunology and Microbiology sections

March 9, 2007

Laboratory Critical Values Update

Critical Values (pdf)
Deleted other body fluids under Body Fluid section
Updated Coagulation reference ranges for APTT and fibrinogen
Updated Hematology section

February 27, 2007

Hematology Laboratory Test Update

New Reference Ranges for Coagulation (pdf)

February 23, 2007

Molecular Diagnostics Laboratory Test Update

Human Immunodeficiency Virus-1, Quantitative by PCR (pdf)
Storage Instructions Update

Ultrasensitive Human Immunodeficiency Virus-1, Quantitative by RT-PCR (pdf)
Storage Instructions Update

February 5, 2007

Toxicology Laboratory Update

Cyanide, blood (pdf)
Container: Gray top (sodium fluoride) tube

January 22, 2007

Molecular Diagnostics Laboratory Test Update

Human Immunodeficiency Virus-1, Quantitative by PCR (pdf)
Storage Instructions Update

Ultrasensitive Human Immunodeficiency Virus-1, Quantitative by RT-PCR (pdf)
Storage Instructions Update

January 16, 2007

Microbiology Laboratory Test Update

Respiratory Syncytial Virus (RSV) Antigen (pdf)
Storage Instructions: Specimen should be transported immediately on ice.

2006

December 2006

New Monographs

Cystic Fibrosis Carrier Screening (pdf)

Human Papillomavirus by DNA (pdf)

April 24, 2006

Hematology Laboratory Test Update

New Reference Ranges for Coagulation