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Specimen Collection Updates – January 2022

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

January Test Updates:

COVID “4 Plex” is now available for Blodgett Emergency Department (Only orderable for Butterworth, Helen DeVos Children’s Hospital and Blodgett Emergency Department).

Cryoglobulin Serum [LAB7130] patients no longer need to be fasting for this test.

Lead Blood Level [LAB98] – Lavender top (EDTA) and Royal Blue Top with Lavender label added as acceptable containers.

Lung Cancer Mutation Analysis [LAB3507] Clinical Information updated and CPT updated to 81445 (consolidated to one CPT)

MYD88 Mutation Analysis [LAB3643] CPT updated to 81305

OB Protein/Creatinine Random Urine [LAB3485]: A note was added indicating this is for all obstetric patients.

Protein/Creatinine Urine Random [LAB7430]: A note was added to direct Maternal Fetal Medicine and Obstetric providers ordering this test for obstetric patients, to order  OB Protein/Creatinine Random Urine [LAB3485].

Syphilis Total Antibody Screen [LAB1230501] Clinical Information updated. Note: This test is also part of the Prenatal Screen (OB Panel).

January Discontinued Tests:

Cystic Fibrosis Carrier Screen [LAB2111368]

Recommended replacement test: Cystic Fibrosis Mutation Analysis 106-Mutation Panel [LAB1230853] to Mayo Clinic Labs. See Cystic Fibrosis Carrier Screen Discontinued for more information.

Rubella IgG Antibody Quantitative [LAB3544]

Recommended replacement test: Rubella Antibody, IgG, Serum [LAB496] Quantitative results may be requested as needed. See Rubella IgG Antibody Testing Update for more information.

January Document Updates:

 CAP certificates updated



Blue Citrate Tube Instructions

January EMR/LIS (eSHare) Updates:

The following lab tests have updated information for interfaced clients (non-Spectrum Health or Independent offices) with Spectrum Health Laboratories. If you did not receive the file definition via email, please contact your vendor, the PRAS Team or use the Contact Us link above.

Format= Change type: Test Name [Interface Code] Additional Information

Discontinued: Mannose Binding Lectin [1230709] Replace with Mannan Binding Lectin Complement Pathway, Functional [1230849]

Discontinued: Cystic Fibrosis Carrier Screen [11382] Replace with Cystic Fibrosis Mutation Panel [1230853]

Discontinued: Catecholamine Fractionation, Random Urine [55106] Replace with Catecholamine, Free, Random, Urine [123088]

• Questions Associated with Catecholamine, Free, Random, Urine:

Specimen Type

Multiple Choice (MC)

◊Urine Clean Catch



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