Effective September 1, 2019, the test Drug of Abuse Screen, Pain Clinic, Urine will be discontinued.
Earlier this year, Spectrum Health Regional Laboratory – Toxicology announced two new drug screen panels, Urine Drug Screen with Confirmation (23 Targets) and Urine Drug Screen with Confirmation (32 Targets) as replacement tests. For more information regarding these new tests please reference this post.
Due to low volume, Osteocalcin Blood Level will be discontinued. Recommended alternative test for bone formation evaluation is Procollagen I Intact N-Terminal, Serum (P1NP).
Effective March 1, 2019, H. pylori IgG serologic testing will be discontinued as an orderable test at Spectrum Health Laboratory. This testing is no longer recommended by clinical guidelines.
Effective December 3rd, 2018, the test code for ANA Screen [LAB147] will be discontinued and replaced with ANA Screen Double Reflex [LAB1230491].
Effective January 1, 2019, Spectrum Health Regional Laboratory will no longer offer Magnesium, Red Blood Cell [LAB104] as an option for send out testing. This testing will no longer be available through Spectrum Health’s primary reference laboratory, Mayo Clinic Laboratories. This test will become obsolete on January 7, 2019, due to limited clinical utility.
As of July 31, 2018, send out testing to Mayo Medical Laboratories for “Candida albicans Antibodies (IgG, IgA, IgM)” and “Candida Antigen Detection” will be discontinued.
Effective July 2, 2018, ionized magnesium (#LAB805) testing at Spectrum Health will be discontinued due to low volume.
As of May 8, 2018, the following tests are no longer performed by Spectrum Health Laboratory. These tests are now available through Mayo Medical Laboratories as a send out. Please note that the specimen collection for these tests may have changed. Please check the Laboratory Catalog for collection information.
Questions may be directed to the Toxicology Department using the “Contact Us” link above.