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Technical Bulletins

Title

Effective Date

Povidone-Iodine Blood Culture Collection September 5, 2021
Cord Blood Bilirubin September 2, 2021
Reportable Ranges August 3, 2021
COVID Testing Options for Outpatient Offices July 9, 2021
INR PT Reference Range Change June 29, 2021
Lyme Test Ordering Changes June 17, 2021
Antibody Titration June 14,2021
Urine Pain Drug Screen Testing June 1, 2021
Drug Screen Resuming May 19, 2021
Alk Phos Ref Range Change May 19, 2021
STEMI Order Changes May 19, 2021
Fetal Maternal Hemorrhage Screen May 14, 2021
H. pylori Stool May 2021 May 11, 2021
Osmo Testing May 5, 2021
BUN Creat Ratio Discontinued April 16, 2021
A1C Testing 12.20.20-1.6.21 April 9, 2021
Folate Reference Range Change April 8, 2021
Semen Analysis Update 3.31.21 March 31, 2021
Transfusion Card Changes

March 15, 2021

Fetal Screen Changes March 15, 2021
Rapid Urea Medium March 12,2021
Influenza Source Requirement March 2, 2021
ETP MTP Update February 22, 2021
D-Dimer Unit Change February 11, 2021
Neonatal ABO with positive DAT February 2, 2021
Anti - D due to Rhogam February 2, 2021
Sperm Morphology Sent to Upstate Medical Lab January 28, 2021
MTHFR Obsolete January 26, 2021
A1C Testing Delay January 6, 2021
Convalescent Plasma October 27, 2020
COVID Testing Grid October 20, 2020
Aptima Collection Kit Backorder September 18, 2020
COVID Transport Media September 3, 2020
Aptima Collection Kit Change September 1, 2020
Hemosure Collections August 3, 2020
Covid-IgG Antibody Testing July 15,2020
Outpatient Blood Cultures July 20, 2020
Covid19 Collection Change July 14, 2020

COVID-19 Report Revision

May 19, 2020

Accelerate Pheno

April 28, 2020

COVID19 Antibody Testing

April 14, 2020

COVID19 Update

March 17 2020

Platelet Aggregation

February 11, 2020

Rapid Molecular Result Flagging

February 10, 2020

Blood Culture Bottle Labels

January 22, 2020

HCG Testing and Gender

January 2020

Blood Product Order Form

December 2019

Transfusion Card

November 19, 2019

Blood Type Confirmation

September 2019

Body Fluid Crystals Temporary Discontinued

February 8, 2019

GNBR - Gram Neg Resistance Rectal Screen

February 11,2019

Norovirus

January 31, 2019

Pertussis Collection Change

January 31, 2019

Lyme Disease Serology

January 29, 2019

Mag RBC Obsolete

January 07, 2019

Homebound Phlebotomy Request Form

January 02, 2019

CA125

January 01, 2019

PCTN Specimen Requirement

December 31, 2018

TGAB

December 17, 2018

Urine Specimen Transport Alert

December 5, 2018

Medicare Card Update

December 5, 2018

HIV Specimen Requirements

December 6, 2018

FNA Clinic Hours

November 28,2018

Therapeutic Phlebotomy Orders

November 27,2018

H. Pylori Breath Testing Collection Update

November 26, 2018

POCT Urine Pregnancy

November 26, 2018

Ionized Calcium unit change to mmol/L

November 19, 2018

Hepatitis C update adding Index Results

October 24, 2018

Maddrey Discriminant Score

October 22, 2018

HSV VZV Ordering Change

September 28,2018

GFR Change

September 19,2018

Therapeutic Phlebotomy Orders

August 28, 2018

Ampicillin IgE National Test Delay

August 16, 2018

HVCOP - HIV-1 HIV_2 and p24 Ag Profile with Reflex

August 14, 2018

HPV Genotype Results

July 18, 2018

Mayo Testosterone Sample Requirement Changes

June 28, 2018

Point of Care ISTAT ACT

June 26, 2018

Point of Care ISTAT SO2

June 26, 2018

Point of Care ISTAT BUN-CREAT

June 26, 2018

CRP Ref Range Change

June 19, 2018

Na Ref Range Change

June 14, 2018

T3 Ref Range & Units Change

June 12, 2018

Glucose Critical Change 

June 11, 2018

Variant Lymph

May 21, 2018

Therapeutic Phlebotomy Orders

May 8, 2018

Vitamin B1 Site Restriction Change 

May 11, 2018

Rheumatoid Factor now available at CMC Lab

May 8, 2018

Insulin Testing Available at CMC Laboratory

April 18, 2018

Infertility Reference Range Change

April 10, 2018

Osmo Testing Performed at CMC

April 4, 2018

POC  Glucose Confirmation

April 4, 2018

Sodium Reference Range Change

March 27, 2018

Lab Chemistry Analyzer Upgrade

March 27, 2018

Pathology Send Out Testing Turnaround Time

March 23, 2018

Laboratory Report Changes: Revision

March 22, 2018

Zika Testing Update 

March 1, 2018

Laboratory Report Key 

February 26, 2018

Venous Blood Gas Collection 

February  20, 2018

QFT4-QuantiFERON-Tb Gold Plus

February 13, 2018

MRSA Nasal NxG Kit

January 11, 2018

RSV Molecular Testing

January 16, 2018

Changes to Criteria on Blood Product Order  Release Form

December 28, 2017

Urine Pregnancy Discontinued

December 8, 2017

INR Reference Range Change

December 1, 2017

HPV Results

November 15,2017

Direct LDL reflex when Trigs >400 mg/dL

October 12, 2017

Test Change: Estradiol/Estrone/Estrogens

September 26,2017

Laboratory Testing for Mumps

August 22, 2017

Additional Glucose Ranges for Neonate Population

July 27, 2017

Thyroid Autoantibodies (ATA), (TPO & TGAB)

May 24, 2017

Urine Specimen Requirements Update

May 17, 2017

Ionized Calcium Collection & Transportation Update

April 7, 2017

Fecal Occult Blood Testing

March 29, 2017

Thiamine (Vitamin B1), Whole Blood collection update

September 1, 2016

Nitrofurantoin Sensitivity Report Omitted

August 16, 2016

Osmolality testing is temporarily sent to Mayo Medical Lab

July 13, 2016

Connective Tissue Disease Cascade (CTDC) – Update

June 29, 2016

Metamizole (Dipyrone) interference with Cholesterol, Triglyceride, Uric Acid, Lactic Acid, and Lipase

June 29, 2016

Sulfasalazine Interference with ALT

June 29, 2016

ANCA Testing Performed at Mayo

May 2, 2016

Connective Tissue Disease Cascade (CTDC) – New Algorithm [replacing ANA, ADNA, and ENA

March 28, 2016

HIV Tests Offered at Cayuga Medical Center Laboratory

March 21, 2016

Syphilis/RPR Screen

March 15, 2016

Zika Virus Collection & Testing Update

March 15, 2016

Discontinuation of Reflex Throat for Beta Strep A Culture

March 14, 2016

Discontinuation of Helicobacter Pylori Antibody, IgG, Serum Testing by Mayo Medical Laboratories

March 1, 2016

UPDATE: Body Fluids – Collection and Laboratory Test Order Instructions

February 24, 2016

Zika Virus Testing

February 5, 2016

Cytology FNA by Palpation - Clinic Hours

January 20, 2016

Bacteria and Yeast Detection by Vitek MS (MALDI) Mass Spectrometry (Rapid Micro)

January 5, 2016

Venous Blood Gas Container Change

December 22, 2015

Change of White Blood Cell (WBC) Reference Range

December 9, 2015

Unacceptable specimen handling by laboratory staff

December 3, 2015

Technical Hand-Off of Specimens (internal)

November 18, 2015

Microbiology Testing – Off-Shift Changes (internal)

October 1, 2015

Special Request for Performing Laboratory

September 14, 2015

Blood Culture Additive Change – Charcoal to Resin

August 19, 2015

Transport of Light-Sensitive Specimens

July 10, 2015

Cytology FNA by Palpation – Clinic Hours

July 7, 2015

Endocervical Curettage and Cervical Biopsy Specimen Collection Update

June 22, 2015

Vitamin D Total (D2 and D3)

April 15, 2015

Body Fluids – Collection and Lab Test Order Instructions

March 24, 2015

Manual Differential Ordering September 24, 2014