Testing Updates (Lab Alerts)

04/15/2026 Test Updates: Human Papillomavirus (HPV) 16/18 Genotyping

4/01/2024 Collection Device changes for Chlamydia trachomatis / N. gonorrhoeae testing

04/01/2024 New Test:  PCR test for Group B Strep

3/26/2024 Hepatitis A, IgG and Shell Allergen Panel Test Updates

2/14/2024 Lupus Anticoagulant Panel Update

2/8/2024 Test Code updates February 2024

1/23/2024 Annual Notice to Physicians and 2024 CPT Code Updates

12/28/2023 TTG-IGA Temporary Result Delay

12/14/2023 New Algorithm for C. difficile Testing (12/14/23) - CORRECTED

11/01/2023 Test Updates - November 2023

10/6/2023 Molina IA Out of Network Notification

10/6/2023 New Group A Rapid STREP PCR Test

10/9/2023 H.Pylori Breath Test, Adult and Pediatric Test Code and Collection Kit Changes

9/25/2023 Hepatitis B Auto Reflex for Indeterminate Result

9/01/2023 Addition of Fentanyl and Buprenorphine to Urine Drug Screen

8/28/2023 Reference Range Updates for A1c and Testosterone

8/17/23 Lyme Disease Information

8/4/23 August Test Updates/New FOOD Allergen Panel

8/1/2023 New FDA Approved Congenital CMV Test

6/19/23 New Vaginal Pathogen PCR test

5/2/2023 Test Code Changes May 2023

4/21/20 Serum Viscosity New Test Code

4/13/23 Test Code Change for BCR;ABL1 Qualitative Molecular Test

4/6/23 Syphilis Testing

3/30/23 H. Pylori Breath Test, Test Code and Collection Kit Changes

2/24/23 2023 CPT Code Updates

2/15/23 LEAD test code changes

2/14/23 Test Updates -February/March

2/1/2023 New Test Highlight: Her2/neu Gene Amplification by FISH

12/9/22 ESwab Replacing Red Culturette Swabs for Culture Collection

12/5/2022 Discontinuation of Severe Combined Immunodeficiency Panel (SCID)

11/29/22 CSF Specimens for Flow Cytometry Testing

11/22/22 Respiratory Viral Pathogens Testing

11/15/22 Discontinuation of In-House CD4:CD8 Ratio on BAL Specimens

11/15/22 LYME (Borrelia burgdorferi) Test Code Change

11/9/22 UHC Designated Diagnostic Provider

10/27/2022 Billing for Genetic and Molecular Tests

10/21/22 HIV Antigen/Antibody Panel Test - Temporary Sendout

10/21/22 Blood Bank Specimen Labeling Requirement

10/24/22 High-Sensitivity Troponin I Reporting Update

10/13/22 Herpesvirus Testing Update

9/16/22 COV19 Antibody Update

9/16/22 New Test:  High Sensitivity Troponin I

9/16/22 hs Troponin I Interpretation and Patient Management Algorithms

8/16/22 New Test:  High Sensitivity Troponin I

8/3/22 Monkeypox Testing

7/22/22 eGFR Implentation of CKD-EPI 2021

7/15/22 Tube Shortages

7/15/22 Test Updates

6/17/22 Microsoft Internet Explorer - End of Service

5/25/2022 Genetic Testing Updates Spring 2022

4/21/22 CMV IgM Test Reagent Recall

4/20/22 System Downtime - Saturday April 23, 2022

4/4/22 RPS Pathway MeadCo ScriptX Version Update

3/14/22 Ammonia Test Changes - Effective Immediately

2/23/22 Molecular Assays-Updates/Discontinued/New

1/27/22 Urine Culture Collection - Best Practices

1/25/22 Respiratory Pathogen Panel Temporarily Unavailable

1/24/22 2022 CPT Code Changes

1/7/22 Ova & Parasite Non-Foreign Travel Test Update

12/30/21 Serum Metals Stability and Storage 

12/2/21 UHC Designated Diagnostic Provider

11/2/21 Sendout Test Changes
11/1/21 Supply Shortages

10/4/21 Blood Culture Contamination

9/23/21 Fecal Calprotectin - Performing In-House

9/22/21 Ova & Parasite and West Nile Testing Updates

9/15/21 Interface Allergen Test Code Changes

9/2/2021 Test Updates

8/11/21 Blood Culture Organism Identification Updates

8/6/21 Sendout Test Changes

7/27/21 Lupus Anticoagulant Panel Reference Range Changes

7/21/21 BK Virus and Varicella test updates

6/30/21 Culture Collection Supply Change to E-Swab

6/8/21 Light Blue Citrate Tubes and SurepathTM Vials National Shortage

6/8/21 COVID-19 Testing and Collection Locations

6/8/21 Updated Run Schedules for MMA, Vitamins A, E & D

5/5/21 Sendout Test Changes

4/19/20 Gastrointestinal Pathogen Panel Changes

4/1/21 Test Update:  6 Month to Adult Hemoglobin Electrophoresis

3/29/91 ChloraPrep Recall

3/29/21 United Healthcare Claims

3/24/21 Toxic Alcohol and Ethylene Glycol Testing Changes

2/26/21 6 Month to Adult Hemoglobin Electrophoresis

2/25/21 Newborn Hemoglobin Electrophoresis Changes

2/22/21 Recalibration of Immunosuppressant Drug Assays

1/21/21 2021 CPT Code Updates

1/21/21 Stool Culture Test Updates

11/16/20 New FLU/RSV Combo Test

11/5/20 Possible Coverage Changes for COVID testing

10/6/20 Cytogenetics Testing Update

9/30/20 Resuming Normal Operations

9/28/20 Networks Being Restored

9/24/20 Network Issue Update

9/23/20 Network Issue Update

9/22/20 Network Issues and Downtime

9/15/20 PNH Removal from Hypercoaguable/Thrombophilia Panel

8/19/20 Sendout Test Changes Part 2

8/2/20 Sendout Test Changes

7/31/20 POSTPONED CARES ACT Section 18115

7/23/20 Test Updates to comply with CARES ACT Section 18115

7/24/20 2nd Corrected: Respiratory Pathogen Panel to now include COVID-19 and Bordetella parapertussis

7/23/20 Respiratory Pathogen Panel to now include COVID-19 and Bordetella parapertussis
7/16/20 COVID-19 Testing Delay

7/7/20 Fecal Occult Blood Test New Methodology

5/15/20 Expanding Capacity for COV19 PCR testing

5/15/20 COV19 IgG Ab Testing now offered In-House

5/12/20 CH50 Test/Reference Range updates

5/7/20 CPT Code Update for High-Throughput COVID Testing

4/30/20 Calling of COV19 Results

4/23/20 Antibody Testing for COVID-19

4/16/20 COVID-19 Testing at Nebraska Medicine

4/2/20 COVID-19 New CPT Code

3/27/20 COVID-19 In-House Testing Now Available

3/17/20 MAYO COVID-19 Testing

3/13/20 ARUP COVID-19 Testing

3/6/20 Collecting and Handling Suspected COVD-19 Specimens

2/28/20 Method and Code Changes for Protein Electrophoresis

2/28/20 Test Code and AOE Updates

2/25/20 CMS Laboratory Date of Service Policy

2/19/20 D-Dimer Test update for Oakview & Bellevue Medical Center Labs

2/14/20 GIP Billing Brief

1/29/20 Mandatory Disease Reporting to the State

1/23/20 Discontinuation of DOA at Oakview Laboratory

1/15/20 New Vitamin D Total Screening Assay

12/30/19 New Bioharzard Bags

12/30/19 Replacement Test for Enterovirus Specific CSF Molecular Assay

12/12/19 2020 CPT Code Changes

11/21/19 Herpes Virus Panels Changes

10/22/19 AFB Culture Incubation Time

9/20/19 Rheumatoid Factor Reference Range/Specimen type change

6/18/19 Bordetella Pertussis DNA Detection test code/requirements change

6/18/19 Pass-Through Billing

5/28/19 HIV Panel In-House Testing Resumed

5/20/19 HIVPN HIV Antigen/Antibody Panel Delay

5/10/19 Hypercoaguable Panel Test Changes

5/10/19 In-Network Insurance Coverage for Laboratory Services

4/30/19 LEAD Reference Range Changes

3/8/19 Viral Testing Methodology/Sample Requirements Updates

3/5/19 CBC Manual Differential Discontinuation

2/11/19 MTHFR Discontinuation

2/11/19 HIV Consent form change for Nebraska

12/3/18 TSH Reference Interval Update (Infants/Children/Adolescents)

11/16/18 Lupus Panel additional component

10/16/18 CEBPA, KIT and TP53 Tests Updates

8/20/18 Molecular Virology Primary Tube Changes

6/12/18 Quantiferon TB-Gold Collection Changes

2/28/18 Coagulation Testing Changes

2/26/18 RPS & NPHL Supply Portal Update/Changes effective 2/27/18

1/12/18 2018 Laboratory CPT Code Updates

1/9/18 Insulin-Like Growth Factor Test Code Change

12/5/17 Virology Cultures Update

12/4/17 New QUAD Screen and AFP order codes

11/30/17 Wet Prep Reporting Format Change

11/7/17 QUAD Screens and Maternal Serum Alpha Fetoprotien Testing

10/24/17 Vancomycin Trough Critical Call Value Change

10/5/17 UHC Authorization for Outpatient Genetic/Molecular Lab Testing

08/28/17 Clostridium difficile DNA Confirmatory Testing TAT Delay

08/16/17 UTSH Reference range changes

8/14/17 Heparin-Induced Thrombocytopenia Ab Changes

8/4/17 BCR/ABL Quantaitation p210 Order code/specimen requirement changes

6/22/17 (CSF) by Flow Cytometry recommendations

5/23/17 Lead Testing Update

4/17/17 Hepatitis C Reflex Testing

3/10/17 Immunoglobulin E (IgE) Reference Interval Update

2/8/17 Test Code Updates

1/11/17 2017 CPT Code Updates

12/15/16 Testosterone Panel - Updated

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