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May 1, 2024

Update Changes to Urine Drug Toxicology Test Menus

April 4​​​, 2024

Discontinuation of Enterovirus PCR Testing for CSF

April 1, 2024

Staphylococcus aureus screening by Nucleic Acid Amplification Method

March 13, 2024

Name Changes to microbial organism database​

March 11, 2024

Modifications to AST panel for anaerobic bacteria

March 11, 2024

Changes in Testing for Group B Streptococcus 

February 8, 2024

New Test Offered for Tuberculosis (TB) Testing

February 8, 2024

Modifications to AST panel staphylococcal isolates

January 25, 224

Modifications to AST panel for streptococcal isolates

January 11, 2024

Change in Platform for Vaginitis Testing

January 3, 2024

Changes to AST panel for enterococcal isolates and Updated Reporting to Confirmatory Lyme Serology Testing

July 11, 2023

New antimicrobial susceptibility testing (AST) interpretive criterion: Susceptible Dose-Dependent

May 15, 2023

Changes in Respiratory testing as the Respiratory Season 2022/2023 ends​​​​

May 1, 2023​

Discontinuation of In-House Ove and Parasite, Special (Complete) [OPS]

April 11, 2023

Changes in the ordering of immunosuppresant drugs

March 6, 2023​

N-Terminal Pro B-Type Natriuretic Peptide Testing​​

February 1, 2023

Changes to Lyme Disease Serologic Testing​

October 17, 2022

Changes to the Ordering of Serum Protein Electrophoresis (SPEP) Tests

October 21, 2022

New Equation for Estimating Glomerular Filtration Rate (eGFR)

July 20, 2022

Updates to ENA Panel, OB Panel and Fecal WBC Testing

​​June 1, 2022

Changes to Film Array Respiratory Panel (FARP) Test​​​

April 7, 2022

New Test Offered for Intestinal Parasites

February 1, 2022

New Combo Test Available for COVID-19 and Influenza​​

November 22, 2021

Discontinuation of In-House Cystic Fibrosis Carrier Detection Test (CFDNAD) and Other Changes

September 29, 2021

Protein S: Changes Take Effect with Move to New Platform

September 15, 2021

Nasal Swab Specimens Are Now Acceptable for COVID-19 Routine Testing

June 1, 2021

Improved Turnaround Time for Platelet Factor 4 Assay in Assessing Patients with Possible Heparin-induced Thrombocytopenia

July 17, 2020

NRESVSO Retirement

May 12, 2020

COVID-19 IgG Antibody Testing Available at Marshfield Labs

March 27, 2020

Introduction of in-house SARS-CoV-2, 2019 Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) Testing by Nucleic Acid Amplification

November 11, 2019

Chlamydia Trachomatis and Neisseria Gonorrhoeae Testing New Available for Throat and Rectal Swab Specimens

October 17, 2019

Rheumatoid Factor Test Update

Test Retirement: Anaplasma Phagocytophilum

June 17, 2019

New Targeted Drug Panel for Urine Drug Screen

High-Sensitivity Cardiac Troponin I for Evaluation of Chest Pain

March 25, 2019

Cystatin C Reagent Change to IFCC Standardized Reference Material

March 4, 2019

HCV Genotyping Test (HCVGEN) Now Sent to Mayo Laboratories

Reagent Change for Syphilis Antibody Immunoassay

Performing Instrument Change for Free Kappa and Free Lambda Assays

November 26, 2018

New Molecular Vaginitis Panel Offers Improved Sensitivity, Simplified Sample Collection and Candida Speciation 

November 12, 2018

Antinuclear Antibody (ANA) Immunofluorescent Test Method Update

June 12, 2018

Age-Adjusted D-Dimer Cutoffs to Assist in Ruling Our Pulmonary Embolism and Deep Venous Thrombosis

April 16, 2018

New Test: Fecal Calprotectin, A Marker of Inflammatory Bowel Disease

March 26, 2018

Method Change for Antinuclear Antibody(ANA) Screening Test

October 23, 2017

Total-Fix™: A New Collection Vial for Special Parasitology

September 11, 2017

Discontinuation of Plasma Renin Activity and Aldosterone Tests

August 7, 2017

Selection of RBCS for Transfusion - Policy Change

May 12, 2017

Coagulation Upgrade: New Unfractionated Heparin Therapeutic Range and Other Minor Changes

February 6, 2017

Re-Standardization of Insulin-Like Growth Factor 1 (IGF-1) Assay

September 1, 2016

Her2 Reflex Change

June 17, 2016

Changes to Nucleic Acid Amplification Test (PCR) for Ehrlichia Species

May 16, 2016

New Tests for Tacrolimus and Cyclosporine by Liquid Chromatography/Tandem Mass Spectrometry

December 28, 2015

Changes to HER-2/NEU Oncoprotein by Immunochemistry

July 27, 2015

Method and Order Code Changes for Serum Protein Electrophoresis

New Diagnostic Cascade for Heparin Induced Thrombocytopenia

Kras Mutation Analysis Test (KRAS) and NRAS Mutation Analysis Test (NRASSO) Discontinued

May 29, 2015

Cologuard: A New Screening Test for Colorectal Cancer

May 27, 2015

Changes to the Fungal Antibody Panel

A New Interferon Gamma Release Assay for the Diagnosis of Tuberculosis

May 5, 20​​15

Change in the Reporting of Leukocyte Differential Counts


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