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April 2024


Aldosterone Testing Cancellations and Delays

Update 4/11/2024: The supplier shortage is ongoing. For patient health, we will now be sending these specimens to Mayo Clinic Laboratories, please note that this will impact trending charts in Corewell Health Epic. Please continue to order Aldosterone LAB1230656 and Direct Renin LAB1230657 separately.

Original Post: Due to a supplier shortage of Aldosterone reagent, Aldosterone (LAB 1230656 and LAB1230661) testing will be temporarily unavailable at Corewell Health Laboratories West. Continue Reading

Chemistry, Referral/Sendouts

Hepatitis A IgG Antibody Discontinued

Effective Thursday, April 18, 2024, Corewell Health Laboratory will discontinue the send out test Hepatitis A IgG Antibody, Serum (Mayo Test ID: HAIGG). This test has been made obsolete by Mayo Clinic Laboratories. We recommend to our healthcare providers the following in-house testing:

1.Hepatitis A Total Antibody (LAB1230596): intended for the clinical laboratory diagnosis of acute or past hepatitis A virus infection in persons with signs or symptoms of hepatitis and in persons at increased risk for hepatitis A infection, to identify HAV susceptible individuals and to determine the presence of an antibody response to HAV in vaccine recipients.

2.Hepatitis A Antibody, IgM (LAB7980): intended for use as an aid in the laboratory diagnosis of an acute or recently acquired hepatitis A virus infection.

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