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Test Delays

03/03/2020:  Effective immediately Mayo Labs will no longer be accepting samples for the RESPVSO test (Viral Culture, Respiratory, VRESP).  This is to prevent inadvertent culture of SARS-CoV-2, the cause of COVID-19.  
(VRESP continued) Mayo Labs recommends the following alternate testing:  For nasopharyngeal swabs order RESPM, Respiratory Pathogen Panel, PCR Nasopharyngeal.  For bronchoalveolar lavage or bronchial washings, order RESLR, Respiratory Pathogen Panel, PCR.
03/20/2020:  Per Mayo Labs:  Effective immediately test HIVPR (HIVPRSO-HIV-1 Genotype Drug Resistance to Protease and Reverse Transcriptase Inhibitors, Plasma) is non-orderable. 
03/23/2020:  At Marshfield Labs site, test code GH (Hemoglobin A1C) may have a slower TAT due to batching of samples.  Samples that arrive in appropriate lab dept. before 3:30 pm M-F, will be run the same day as receipt, but may not be run w/in 2 hrs.
04/21/2020:  The following tests may be delayed due to testing schedule changes:  CH-NAM, GC-NAM, TRICNAM, HPVNAM, TICKP, ANENAT, BABNAT, VAGNAT, SSCSNAT, HS12PCR and VZVPCR (lesion sources only). 
5/20/2020:  In observance of the upcoming Memorial day holiday, do not schedule any blood draws for the T-SPOT®.TB test on Sunday May 24th or Monday May 25th