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New Technical Bulletins Posted 7/2/2014

Two new Technical Bulletins are now available:

HCG Oncology_Discontinued

Thyroglobulin Testing System Change

HBsAB_Platform change

Effective June 16, 2014, HBsAb will be performed on the Abbott Architect iSystems.

See technical bulletin for test details.

New Technical Bulletins- May 15,2014

There are two new technical bulletins posted.

Anti-dsDNA-Method Modified  and Anti-CCP- Testing System Change.

ENA Testing

Effective May 19, 2014- CPAL will be performing ENA testing in -house.

The technical bulletin is posted.

Note updated specimen stability- 48 hours refrigerated.

Two new Technical Bulletins-May 1, 2014

Two new Technical Bulletins have been posted:

HIV Infection_Diagnostic Testing Guidelines_05_2014 and

Lyme Disease Testing Algorithm 05_2014

Treponema AB Assay to be implemented May 1, 2014

CPAL will be offering the Trepomena Ab assay as the confirmatory assay for Reactive RPRs.

Effective May 1, 2014, the Trepomena Ab test will be reflexively added to Reactive RPR screens in place of the previously ordered FTA ABS assay.

This test is a reflex test only and is not orderable as an individual test.

See Technical Bulletin for assay information.

Toxoplasma IgG and IgM -Improved Assays

Toxoplasma IgG and IgM improved assays will implemented in early May.

The new Toxo IgG assay will include a change to the reference range.

Specimen stability increases to 7 days at refrigerator temperatures.

The technical bulletin is posted.

Lyme IgG/ IgM blot testing

Lyme IgG and IgM blot testing will be performed at CPAL starting Feb 3, 2014.

Technical Bulletin is posted in the Technical Notes section.

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