Important Announcements

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. 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 assays is also used for COVID testing. The vendor has discontinued the supply of this reagent for non-COVID testing with no ETA for when our supplies will be reinstated. For the foreseeable future, all five assays will need to be sent to ARUP Laboratories and, as a result, the original orderable test codes will no longer be available in Advocate Aurora Health’s EMRs.

Last updated Aug. 05, 2020