Test Information & Changes

PCL Alverno October 2017 Test Bulletin
10/10/2017 2:18:06 PM

Dear Healthcare Provider,

The October 2017 Test Bulletin is now available. 

The bulletin includes an announcement that oral fluid drug testing has been transitioned to Cordant Health Solutions™ 
For details on the oral fluid drug test panel, please see our collection manual.

New Reference Range CA 15-3:  ≤ 23.5 U/mL
Beckman Coulter has completed their evaluation of the upper reference limit (URL) for the CA 15-3 assay on their DxI Analyzers.  The previous URL was <31.3.  The new URL will improve the sensitivity for patients in non-remission. The new reference range will be in effect October 2, 2017.

Routine Coagulation Reporting Changes
Further improvements to positive blood culture organism identification coming this Fall!

If you receive your results via fax or through the USPS mail, your result format will change.  Take a look here to see what to expect.  Report formats in your EMR, IHIE reports, Epic, CareEvolve and Atlas, etc. will not be changing.  

            Wishing you a safe and happy Autumn!Wishing You a Safe and Happy Autumn