Archive for September

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.


sep. 19, 2017

Respiratory Data Week 09/16/2017

Add by LJM 9/19/2107

sep. 08, 2017

Important Announcement -- Flow Cytometry -- WI Only

As described in the ACL Laboratories Directory of Services, the Flow Basic Panel (Test Order Code TXFBP) is not performed on blood specimens and instead, the specific disease-associated panel should be ordered. These other panels contain all the markers found in the Flow Basic Panel, plus additional markers that are …

sep. 08, 2017

Important Announcement -- Collection of Ascites and Peritoneal Fluid Specimens -- Hospitals Only

Current microbiology and Infectious Disease Society of America guidelines for collection and culture of ascites or peritoneal fluid indicate that it is acceptable to inoculate specimens at the bedside or within the laboratory provided the specimens are transported quickly. This is one of the few specimen types where direct inoculation …

sep. 08, 2017

September 2017 Test Bulletin

Pregnancy Test Serum Qualitative (Test Order Code SHCG) Update -- pH, Urine by Meter (Test Order Code PHM) Update -- Obsolete Tests Discontinued -- New Referral Testing Order Codes -- ACL Laboratories Offers Spinal Muscular Atrophy Copy Number Analysis (Test Order Code SMACNA) for Constitutional Specimens -- Tube Type Changes …