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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.

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.

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

QFTB_Reporting Guidelines_01_2013.

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