​Test Updates and Changes

Review recent test updates from The University of Vermont Medical Center Pathology and Laboratory Medicine below.

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Name Date​ Downloads
​Lupus Anticoagulant Cascade Change in Days Performed
​6/4/2018 ​Download PDF
​Lynch Syndrome Screening on Endometrial Cancer Resections ​5/3/2018 Download PDF
​Hemagram Name Change ​6/6/2018 ​Download PDF
​Urine Antibiotic Susceptibility Testing for Enterococcus Species
​5/2/2018 ​Download PDF
​Effects of Biotin Supplements on Laboratory Testing
​4/24/2018 Download PDF
​New Chemistry Platforms
​5/2/2018 ​Download PDF
​ANCA and ANA Stability
​4/4/2018 ​Download PDF
​Antimicrobial Susceptibility Panel, Yeast
​4/25/2018 ​Download PDF
​GC Screen Discontinued ​4/11/2018 ​Download PDF
​Miscellaneous Tests, New Process for Non-PRISM Users ​4/11/2018 ​Download PDF
​Miscellaneous Tests, New Process for PRISM Users ​4/11/2018 ​Download PDF
Reagent Change for Intact-PTH Immunoassay ​3/2/2018 Download PDF
​Change to Aspenti Health for DOA Confirmation Testing ​2/14/2018 ​Download PDF
​Reflex Genomic Testing for Unresectable Non-Small Lung Cancer (NSCLC) or Carcinoma, Suspected Lung Primary ​2/5/2018 ​Download PDF
​​Actin IgG and Mitochondrial IgG Antibody Testing Discontinued at UVMMC ​​3/14/2018 ​Download PDF
​Hemoglobin Electrophoresis Studies New Recommendations ​2/12/2018 ​Download PDF
​Lyme Disease Serology CSF ​1/31/2018 ​Download PDF
​Candida albicans Antibodies Change ​11/29/2017 ​Download PDF
​Blood Parasite Exam Update
​11/29/2017 Download PDF
​CSF Acid Fast Bacilli Smear Discontinued ​11/29/2017 Download PDF
​Update on Beta Human Chorionic Gonadotropin (HCG) Testing: A Protein of Many Faces
​11/20/2017 ​Download PDF
​Autopsy Service Changes for Products of Conception, Fetal Demise, Neonatal Deaths ​10/24/2017 Download PDF
​Blood Fungal and AFB Culture Specimen Volume Change ​11/6/2017 ​Download PDF
​HSV Type 1 & 2 Antibody IgG Antibody Change ​11/6/2017 ​Download PDF
​Urinalysis Method Change
​10/26/2017 ​Download PDF
​​Hemoglobin A1c Reference Range Terminology Change ​​10/23/2017 Download PDF
​Testosterone Reference Range Change ​10/2/2017 ​Download PDF
​​Vancomycin Reporting Range Change ​10/2/2017 ​Download PDF
​Plain Red Top Tube Change ​9/13/2017 ​Download PDF
​Serum Separator Tube Change ​9/13/2017 ​Download PDF
​An Update on Neutral Buffered Formalin Fixation ​9/13/2017 ​Download PDF
​Urine Cytology: Introduction to the Paris System ​10/1/2017 ​Download PDF
​Fungal Smear Name Change ​9/18/2017 ​Download PDF
​Babesia species, Molecular Detectio, PCR, Blood: Change in ability to order ​8/23/2017 Download PDF
​Bordetella pertussis PCR ​9/20/2017 ​Download PDF
​Hepatitis A Name Change ​9/13/2017 Download PDF
​Aptima Vaginal Swab Collection Kit Name Change
​8/15/2017 ​Download PDF
​Albumin Reagent Issues Resolved ​7/20/2017 ​Download PDF
​Reagent Issues with Albumin Measurement ​7/13/2017 Download PDF
​HIV Viral Load Reporting Change ​7/13/2017 ​Download PDF
​New Celiac Disease Screening Panel ​7/26/2017 ​Download PDF
​Change Sample Type for Vancomycin and Free T4 ​6/28/2017 Download PDF
​Lab Automation in Motion ​6/14/2017 Download PDF
Cortisol Methodology Change
​7/19/2017 Download PDF
​Thyroid Function Testing Methodology Change
(TSH, Total T4, Free T4, Total T3, Free T3)
​6/28/2017 ​Download PDF
​Gentamycin, Valproate, and Vancomycin Methodology Change ​6/28/2017 Download PDF
​Cystin Granulocyte Assay ​6/30/2017 Download PDF
​Kleihaur-Betke Testing Changes Based on Clinical Indication ​6/12/2017 ​Download PDF
​Microbiology Specimen Stability Changes ​5/22/2017 Download PDF
​Urine Total Protein Method Change ​5/18/2017 Download PDF
​CK-MB Discontinuation ​5/24/2017 ​Download PDF
​Bet-2 Glycoprotein 1 Antibodies, IgG and IgM and Gliadin (Deaminated) Antibodies,
IgG and IgA Discontinuation
​5/24/2017 Download PDF
​Chlamydia/N. gonorrhoeae (GC) Test Name Change and Result Format Change
​5/22/2017 Download PDF
Change in Instrumentation for Low Volume ​Therapeutic Drig Monitoring ​5/15/2017 Download PDF
​Urine Drugs of Abuse Screens: Change in Assay ​5/10/2017 Download PDF
​ANA's and Beyond: Introduction of Nova View Digital IFA Reader ​5/9/2017 Download PDF
​Testosterone and Sex Hormone Binding Globulin New assay,
Testosterone-Free Change in Calculation and Reference Ranges
​5/3/2017 ​Download PDF
​Drugs of Abuse Confirmatory Testing Reference Range Change ​3/10/2017 ​Download PDF
​HIV Antibody and Hepatitis Testing Platform Change ​4/11/2017 ​Download PDF
​Rubella Antibodies IgG Assay Change 4/18/2017 ​Download PDF
​Progesterone Results Falsely Elevated Due to Cross Reactivity with DHEA-S ​2/20/2017 ​Download PDF
​Acanthamoeba Exam Discontinued at UVMMC ​2/22/2017 ​Download PDF
​Leishmanasis Exam Discontinued at UVMMC ​2/22/2017 ​Download PDF
New Test Panel: Chlamydia trachomatis and Neisseria gonorrhea, 
Miscellaneous Sites by Nucleic Acid Amplification Panel   ​
​2/8/2017 ​Download PDF
​​Protein Creatinine Ratio, Urine ​2/6/2017 ​Download PDF
​Urine Total Protein Testing Disruption ​12/15/2016 ​Download PDF
​Method Change for Mitochondrial and Smooth Muscle Antibodies and
Discontinuation of testing for Parietal Cell Antibodies at UVMMC
​1/27/2017 ​Download PDF
​Lead Reference Range Change ​12/14/2016 ​Download PDF
​Urine Microscopic Exam Change to Reflex Criteria ​11/15/2016 ​Download PDF
​Reducing Substances - Urine and Stool to be Discontinued ​10/25/2016 ​Download PDF
​Sample Collection for CD57 for Lyme Disease No Longer Available
via UVM Medical Center
​10/25/2016 ​Download PDF
​CA 125 Assay: New Baslines ​10/12/2016 Download PDF
​Total CO2 Reference Range Change ​10/12/2016 ​Download PDF
Anti Nuclear Antibody: New Test Code ​9/28/2016 ​Download PDF
​​HLA Disease-Related Testing Update ​9/28/2016 ​Download PDF
​Tumor Marker Results Cessation of Reporting Historical Data ​9/13/2016 ​Download PDF
​Triglyceride Pediatric Range Change ​9/13/2016 ​Download PDF
​Lactic Acid Pediatric Critical Value Change ​9/13/2016 ​Download PDF
​Calculated Calcium Formula Change ​9/13/2016 Download PDF
​Endomysial Antibody NOT Recommened ​9/13/2016 Download PDF
​APT Test Inactivation ​9/13/2016 ​Download PDF
​Group B Strep PCR for Penicillin Allergy ​9/13/2016 ​Download PDF
​Thrombosis Panels (TP1 and TP1C) Change ​8-2016 Download PDF
​Extending Platelet Expiration Date From 5 to 7 Days ​8-2016 ​Download PDF
​Considerations in the Use of QuantiFERON-TB Gold In-tube (QFT-GIT) Assay ​8-2016 Download PDF
​Bacterial Culture Inactivation ​8-2016 ​Download PDF
​Calcium and Albumin Calibration Result Bias ​8-2016 Download PDF
​New Test for Indeterminate Thyroid Nodules:
Afirma Gene Expression Classifier (GEC)
​7-2016 ​Dowload PDF
​Celiac Disease Panel ​6-2016 Download PDF
​Viscosity Testing to be Sent to Mayo Medical Laboratory ​6-2016 Download PDF
​Urine Fungal Culture: New Test Approval Policy ​6-2016 Download PDF
​Iron Binding Capacity: Positive Bias Noted Between 4/25/2016 to 5/30/2016 ​6-2016 Download PDF
​New Microbiology Collection Tubes and Swabs ​6-2016 ​Download PDF
​Methotrexate Change in Methodology ​6-2016 ​Download PDF
​Influenza A Subtyping Test Change ​6-2016 ​Download PDF
​Warning: Age adjusted D-Dimer Cuttoff Values ​5-2016 ​​Download PDF
​Hepatitis C Infection Test Changes ​4-2016 ​Download PDF
​Helicobacter Pylori Stool Antigen Test to Replace the Helicobacter Pylori Antibody Serology Test ​4-2016 Download PDF
​Universal Irradiation of Platelets and Elimination of CMV Negative Blood ​4-2016 Download PDF
​Fecal Bacterial Pathogen Detection ​3-2016 Download PDF
​Lupus Anticoagulant Cascade ​3-2016 ​Download PDF
​Alert: Cross Reactivity of Fulvestrant in Estradiol Assay ​2-2016 Download PDF
​Critical Value for CO2
​2-2016 ​Download PDF
​Erythrocyte Magnesium (MG-RBC) Testing No Longer Available ​2-2016 Download PDF
​Hemagram & Differential New Instrumentation ​12-2015 Download PDF
​Laboratory Monitoring of Unfractionated Heparin Therapy ​11-2015 Download PDF
​Jackson Pratt Drain Fluid Testing ​8-2015 Download PDF
CRP Reporting Change​ 6-2015 Download PDF
​Sickling HGB Therapeutic Monitoring ​5-2015 Download PDF
​New Whole Blood Platelet Aggregation Assay ​3-2015 ​Download PDF
​New Silical Clot Assay and Discontinuation of Platelet Neutralization Procedure ​3-2015 ​Download PDF
New Reflex for AFB Culture, Respiratory & Smear: Mycobacterium tuberculosis Complex, Molecular Detection, PCR​ ​3-2015 ​Download PDF
​Methodology Change for: Protein Electrophoresis, Hemoglobin Electrophoresis, Immunofixation, Hemoglobin A2, and Hemoglobin F
​2-2015 ​Download PDF
​Fluid pH Testing Change ​2-2015 Download PDF
​Outpatient Call Value for NT-proBNP ​2-2015 Download PDF​
​HLA B27 Antigen Testing Method Change ​2-2015 Download PDF
​Beta‐2 Glycoprotein 1 IgG, IgA and IgM by ELISA  ​2-2015 Download PDF
​Autoantibodies to Extractable Nuclear Antigens ​2-2015 Download PDF
​New Test Platform For: Anti-Nuclear Antibody, Anti-Neutrophil
Antibody, Anti-Smooth Muscle Antibody, Anti-Mitrochondrial Antibody, and Anti-Parietal Cell Antibody
​1-2015 Download PDF
​Hemagram Reporting Change Addition of MPV and RDW‐SD ​1-2015 Download PDF
​Free Light Chains, Serum ​10-2014 Download PDF