jan. 28, 2020
Important Announcement Novel Coronavirus Jan 2020
A cluster of pneumonia cases was first identified in Wuhan, China in December 2019. The causative agent of cases was later identified as a novel coronavirus that is currently being referred to as 2019-nCoV. It has also been referred to as Wuhan Virus. Within a matter of weeks, the ...
nov. 08, 2019
November 2019 Test Bulletin
ACL Laboratories Changes Methodology for Trace Metal Testing -- 2020 CPT Code Changes -- ACL Laboratories Announces Changes in Instrument Platform for Free Kappa and Free Lambda Light Chains -- New Educational Resource for the Workup of Suspected Myeloproliferative Neoplasm (MPN)
aug. 19, 2019
September 2019 Test Bulletin
Total and Free PSA - Stability and Transport Requirement Changes
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.
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 ...
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)
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
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
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)
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)
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 -- ...
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
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 ...
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)
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 ...
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 ...
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) ...
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 ...
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 ...
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 ...