|HBsAg Specimen stability increased to 6 days
Effective 4/25/2013: The storage stability for HBsAg screen has increased to 6 days at refrigerator temperatures.
|Specimen Volume requirement change
Effective 4/15/2013: The volume requirement for HIV-1 PCR and HCV Viral Load testing has changed from 2.0 mL to 2.5 mL.
|ANA and NDNA changes effectiveMarch 19, 2013
The two technical bulletins describing the changes to the ANA and nDNA assay are posted on the website.
Changes will occur with testing performed starting on March 19, 2013.
The two technical bulletins are:
ANA Method Change _03_2013
NDNA Method Change_03_2013.
|New Technical Bulletins-Feb 25, 2013
There are 3 new technical bulletins posted as of 2/25/2013:
Varicella Zoster Virus _VZV_Real Time PCR
|CPAL Molecular Website
To navigate to the CPAL Molecular Website:
|Lead testing back in house
Effective 1/16/2013: Lead testing will be performed by CPAL.
Please note the reference ranges have changed and the method
has changed to Atomic Absorption Spectrophotometry.
|New Tests Available-January 14, 2013
The following tests are now available at CPAL:
Toxoplasma IgG, Toxoplasma IgM, CMV IgG, CMV IgM, Herpes Simplex IgG 1 and 2.
Groups: Toxoplasma Group (IgG/IgM), CMV Group (IgG/IgM) and HSV 1 2 IgG Group.
|Reference Documents posted
There are two new reference documents posted in the Technical Notes section:
HIV INFECTION- Diagnostic Testing Guidelines_01_2013