Archive for August

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. 17, 2020

National Shortage of Aptima Unisex Collection Kits

Due to the wide spread use of these collection devices, there is a national shortage of Aptima® Unisex collection devices used primarily for Chlamydia, Gonorrhea and/or Trichomonas laboratory testing. Please read the attached document for additional information and alternative collection devices acceptable for Chlamydia and/or Gonorrhea testing.

aug. 14, 2020

Acceptable Specimen Collection Devices for SwabOne Testing

Effective August 24, 2020, ACL Laboratories will not be able to perform testing using ESwab™ as a collection device. ACL Laboratories changed the methodology for Women’s Health SwabOne™ testing for vaginal pathogens effective Thursday, July 16, 2020. This new method is FDA approved and requires specimen (vaginal swab) collected using …

aug. 12, 2020

Respiratory Pathogen Data – Jul 31 2020

Posted by Lech Mazur and Mona Patel

aug. 05, 2020

ACL Laboratories Discontinues In-House Testing for Viral Loads

Effective immediately, ACL Laboratories has discontinued in-house testing for the following tests: • BKV Quantitative by PCR (BKVQN) • BKV Quantitative by PCR, Urine (UKVQN) • CMV Quantitative by PCR (CMVQN) • EBV Quantitative by PCR (EBVQN) • Blood Viral Panel Quantitative by PCR (BVPQN) The reagent needed for these …

aug. 01, 2020

Respiratory Pathogen Data – Jul 25 2020

Posted by Lech Mazur and Mona Patel