Test Bulletins

ACL Laboratories continuously strives to provide the best laboratory services possible. Our Test Bulletins and Important Announcements include information regarding new test offerings, changes in test procedures, reference range changes, or modifications in specimen collection protocol and/or new specimen collection devices.

aug. 19, 2019

September 2019 Test Bulletin

Total and Free PSA - Stability and Transport Requirement Changes Read more

aug. 13, 2019

ACL Laboratories Makes Significant Changes to Susceptibility Testing

Effective immediately, ACL Laboratories, in conjunction with the Advocate Aurora Health Antimicrobial Stewardship Committee, made a series of significant changes to its microbiology susceptibility testing approaches. Read more

jun. 28, 2019

July 2019 Test Bulletin

New Medicare Cards: Medicare Beneficiary ID (MBI) System Restrictions -- ACL Laboratories Announces New Test Swabone™ Mycoplasma Genitalium by TMA -- (Test Order Code SWOMG) -- ACL Laboratories Discontinues In-House Testing for Test Order Codes: HIVGEN, HIVING, TOXPCR and PRVB19 -- ACL Testing Methodology Changes from Rapid Antigen/Culture Techniques to Rapid Molecular Testing ... Read more

may. 29, 2019

June 2019 Test Bulletin

Heparin Dependent Antibody (PF4IGG, PF4IGR & HDA) Sample Requirements Change -- New Syphilis Total Antibody Assay (Test Order Code SYPT) Read more

mar. 25, 2019

April 2019 Test Bulletin

Urine Erythrocyte (ERYT) Reference Range and Reporting Range Changes for Asymptomatic MicroHematuria (AMH) -- ACL Laboratories Discontinues In-house Testing for Test Order Codes: CY2C19, CYP2D6, HBVGT, TISSMSI -- ALT (Test Order Code GPT) Reference Range Update Read more

feb. 28, 2019

March 2019 Test Bulletin

ACL Laboratories Updates Cytogenetics Testing Forms -- ACL Laboratories Offers New Reportable HIV Integrase Drug for Test Order Code HIVING -- Inactivated Code with REF Code Read more

jan. 30, 2019

February 2019 Test Bulletin

ACL Laboratories Offers Comprehensive Drug Screen – Pain Management Profile 1 (Test Order Code QPNMG1) and deactivates Drug Abuse Panel – Drug Management (Test Order Code DMABUS) -- Pain Management Drug Panel (Test Order Code DRGPM2) -- Pain Management Drug Screen with Interpretation (Test Order Code DRUGPM) Read more

jan. 10, 2019

January 2019 Test Bulletin

ACL Laboratories Implements New Genetic Test Panel for Prenatal Carrier Screening -- Reference Laboratory Discontinues Test Order Codes JAK2R and REF801 -- Notification of Change: Cigna Coverage Policy for Molecular Microbe Testing -- ACL Laboratories Discontinues Treponema Pallidum Antibody, IgG by IFA (FTA-ABS), Serum (Test Order Code FTABR) Read more

dec. 03, 2018

December 2018 Test Bulletin

ACL Implements New Methodology for HSV 1 and 2 Qualitative Testing -- Blue Cross Blue Shield Medicaid Currently Following CMS NCD Guidelines for Medicaid Plan -- Swabone™ MYC/Ureaplasma Panel by PCR (Test Order Code SWOMU) replaces Ureaplasma & Mycoplasma Culture (Test Order Code MYURER) -- 2019 CPT Code Changes -- ACL Specimen Processing Changes Read more

nov. 06, 2018

November 2018 Test Bulletin

ACL Laboratories Revises General Requisition -- CHANGE: Urine Chemistry Storage, Stability, and Transport -- ACL Laboratories Adds Toxin EIA Testing to C. difficile Testing Algorithm -- NT proBNP, Frequently Asked Questions -- Digoxin Specimen Collection/Draw Time -- ACL Laboratories Offers New Quantitative Pain Management Drug Testing Panel Read more

oct. 03, 2018

October 2018 Test Bulletin

Save time, money, resources, and precious blood…by NOT collecting extra specimens “just in case” -- Addendum to Previously Published September 2018 Test Bulletin Article: Activated Partial Thromboplastin Time (Test Order Code APTT) Reference Range Changes -- ACL Implements New Methodology for HIV-1 Viral Load Testing -- ACL Implements New Methodology for HCV ... Read more

aug. 28, 2018

September 2018 Test Bulletin

ALA Dehydratase, Whole Blood (Test Order Code ALADWB) -- Activated Partial Thromboplastin Time (Test Order Code APTT) Reference Range Changes -- Cyanide, Blood (Test Order Code CYANID) Read more

jul. 30, 2018

August 2018 Test Bulletin

Cyclospora Outbreak -- ACL Announces New Test NT proBNP (Test Order Code NTPBNP) -- Prenatal Maternal Serum Aneuploidy Screening Updates -- ACL Announces New Test, Testosterone Free and Total, Bioavailable & SHBG, Male (Test Order Code TSTFPB) -- Potential Sulfasalazine Interference with Routine Chemistry Tests -- ACL Laboratories Discontinues Campylobacter Antigen Test (Test Order Code CAMPAG ... Read more

jul. 09, 2018

July 2018 Test Bulletin

Quantiferon-TB Gold Plus, Blood (Test Order Code QUANTP) Test Update -- ACL Implements New Policy for Handling Specimens with Non-ACL Requisitions -- Specimen Identification and Labeling -- New Medicare Cards: Medicare Beneficiary ID (MBI) Final Reminders -- Change in Reporting for Clostridium difficile Toxin, PCR; C. difficile by DNA Amplification (Bay Area Medical Center ... Read more

jun. 15, 2018

June 2018 Test Bulletin

Quantiferon-TB Gold Plus, Blood (Test Order Code QUANTP) Test Update -- New Medicare Cards: Medicare Beneficiary ID (MBI) Final Reminders -- ACL Implements New Policy for Handling Specimens with Non-ACL Requisitions -- Specimen Identification and Labeling -- Bartonella PCR (Test Order Code BARPCR) -- 17 Hydroxypregnenolone (Test Order Code HPREG) -- JC Virus by PCR (Test ... Read more

may. 07, 2018

May 2018 Test Bulletin

ACL Laboratories Implements Changes to Specimen Collection Requirements for Women’s Health SwabOne™ Panels (Test Order Codes: SWOEXT, SWOPNL, SWOBV, SWOCN, and SWOMU) -- United Healthcare’s Revision to Laboratory Services Policy -- Prostate Specific Antigen, Total with Reflex to Free PSA -- ACL Laboratories Announces a New Test Order Code for Celiac ... Read more

apr. 17, 2018

April 2018 Test Bulletin

ACL Laboratories Implements Changes to Specimen Collection Requirements for Women’s Health SwabOne™ Panels (Test Order Codes: SWOEXT, SWOPNL, SWOBV, SWOCN, and SWOMU) -- Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) Issuing New Medicare Beneficiary ID (MBI) -- Magnesium RBC (Test Order Code MAGRBC) -- Adenovirus DNA, Qualitative PCR (Test Order Code ADEPCR) -- PAI-1 ... Read more

mar. 19, 2018

March 2018 Test Bulletin

ACL Laboratories Implements Advanced Technology in Hematology Laboratory Testing -- ACL Laboratories Discontinues Performing Anaerobe Culture on Kidney Stone Specimens -- Myasthenia Gravis Reflex Testing Update -- ACL Laboratories Revises Humoral Immunity Panel -- Revised Parathyroid Hormone Assay -- Infliximab Testing Update -- ACL Laboratories Announces New Test – Neutrophil Oxidative Burst (Test Order Code NOXB) -- ACL ... Read more

feb. 20, 2018

February 2018 Test Bulletin

Revised Parathyroid Hormone Assay -- Update: United Healthcare (UHC) adding the Genetic and Molecular Lab Testing Notification/Prior Authorization Process -- Test Updates: C1q Complement Protein (COMC1Q); PTH Related Peptide (PTHPEP); Fungal Antibodies by CF, CSF (FABCSF); Neuron-Specific Enolase (NSE); and Vasoactive Intestinal Peptide (VIP) Read more

jan. 11, 2018

January 2018 Test Bulletin

New Reporting Format For Measles And Varicella Immunity Testing -- Re-standardization of Insulin (Test Order Code INSUFR) Testing -- Hypersensitivity Pneumonitis II Test Modification -- Revised Parathyroid Hormone Assay -- FibroMeter Liver Fibrosis Test Update -- ACL Laboratories Announces New Allergen Testing Minimum Specimen Requirements -- 2018 CPT Code Changes -- Potential Interference of High dose Biotin ... Read more