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Specimen Collection Updates – May 2021

The following information was updated in the Spectrum Health Laboratory Catalog.

Test Updates:

  • LAB3389 – Unfractionated Heparin Level – Laboratory retention updated from 2 months to 24 hours.

  • LAB316 – Low Molecular Weight Heparin – Laboratory retention updated from 2 months to 24 hours.

  • LAB3540 – IFA ANA – Laboratory retention updated from 30 days to 7 days.

  • LAB306 – Factor VIII Activity – Transport temperature updated.

  • LAB1230757 – Tryptase – Laboratory retention updated from 7 days to 30 days

  • LAB1230566 – Aptima STI Panel – Test frequency updated: Chlamydia, Gonococcus, and Trichomonas available Monday through Friday, usual turn-around time 1 to 2 days. Mycoplasma only ran on Fridays, usually turn-around time is 1 to 2 days.

  • LAB1230560 – Aptima Mycoplasma Genitalium (MGen) – Test frequency updated: Only ran on Fridays

Document Updates:

New Tests

  • LAB1230829 – MRSA Screen PCR (Inpatient Only)

Discontinued Tests

  • LAB1230032 – Glucose Random Urine – Replace with LAB1230822 – Glucose Random Urine

  • LAB396 – Glucose 24 Hour Urine – No replacement test

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