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March/April 2018 PCL Alverno Test Bulletin
4/16/2018 3:13:33 PM

Dear Healthcare Provider,

The February Test Bulletin contains information on a device change for PCL testing for chlamydia/gonorrhea and a reminder that the reflex criteria for urine cultures changed in January. 

Information is also included regarding EGFR by PCR - plasma specimen for liquid biopsy and molecular enteric pathogen panels which began on 3/1/2018.  

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Revised 4/17/18

The March Test Bulletin (updated 4/17/18 page 5 missing) contains information on inspecting multi-collect devices for signs of leakage and celiac panel testing ordering guidelines. 


See page one of the MarchTest Bulletin for information regarding a serum osmolality reference range update and reference range corrections for common ragweed allergen testing.

Also included is information regarding Protime with or without therapy and molecular testing with blood cultures. 

Currently there is no April 2018 update.  If important information comes up, we will be sure to update the blog.

Wishing you sunshine and more spring like weather,
Your PCL Alverno Team