|HCV Genotype Method change and Reporting of Subtypes
Effective 11/5/2013: The HCV Genotype method will change to PCR and solid-phase electrochemical detection (gene chip) methodology. HCV Genotype subtypes will also be reported at this time. These will include 1a, 1b, 2a/c and 2b.
|ALK (2p23) Rearrangement by FISH, Tissue
CPAL will offer ALK(2p23) Rearrangement by FISH, Tissues
starting on September 18, 2013.
Technical bulletin is posted with test and specimen details.
|PSA Method Change
Effective June 27, 2013: The PSA testing method was changed to the
Hybritech calibration method on the Beckman Coulter DxI800.
See Technical Bulletin: PSA_MC_06_2013.
Change in specimen stability:
Specimens are stable refrigerated for 24 hours.
|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.
|CPAL Molecular Website
To navigate to the CPAL Molecular Website:
|Reference Documents posted
There are two new reference documents posted in the Technical Notes section:
HIV INFECTION- Diagnostic Testing Guidelines_01_2013