Special Communications

Special Communications

Notifications outline changes to testing, supplies, and other updates.

Routine test changes are provided to clients in the monthly Technical Update.

For urgent updates, please refer to Immediate Test Changes. If you have any questions about the information listed here, please contact Client Services.

November 2023: Product Discontinuation – BD CultureSwab™
November 2023: Test Update – Chromogranin A, New Assay
November 2023: Test Delay – Oxalate, Plasma and Oxalate, 24-hour Urine
September 2023: Changes to Reference Ranges – Catecholamines, Fractionated, Plasma (PLCAT)
August 2023: Test Discontinuation – HIV-1 Western Blot (HIV1CO)
July 2023: Updates to COMAP, DRGTOF, MECDRG, TAPENU, and UASFR
May 2023: Discontinued – Natural Killer Cells, Functional (NKFUNC)
May 2023: COVID-19 Testing – CPT Code Update
April 2023: Updates to H. pylori Urea Breath Test
February 2023: Send-out Test Discontinuation – T3 Uptake (T3U)
December 2022: Changes to Acceptable Tube Type for Azole Anti-Fungal Therapeutic Drug Monitoring
August 2022: Changes to C Telopeptide, Beta Cross Linked (CTELO)
July 2022: Test Delay – Testosterone, Total and Free, Serum (TFTEST)
July 2022: Changes to Sulfonylurea Hypoglycemics (SULFON)
June 2022: Changes to Testosterone, Total and Free, Serum (TFTEST)
May 2022: Immediate Test Discontinuation – Giardia lamblia IgG, IgA, IgM (GIAGAM)
May 2022: Test Discontinuation – Legionella Testing, LEGMAB & SLEGAB
Test Delay: Alpha 1 Antitrypsin Phenotype (A1APHE)
April 2022: Changes to CTELO, MECDS9, and K2 Testing
March 2022: Changes to CBCDIF Result Reporting; Aldosterone Reference Intervals
February 2022: Immediate Test Discontinuation – Digoxin, Free, Serum (DIGFR)
February 2022: Changes to Mycoplasma genitalium (MYGPCR)
February 2022: Epic Beaker LIS Go-Live at Cleveland Clinic
January 2022: Changes to Specimen Requirements, Reference Ranges, and More
December 2021: Test Delay – HIV-1 Antibody Confirmation by Western Blot (HIV1CO)
October 2021: Limited Availability of Amies Dual Swabs, ESwabs™
October 2021: TFTEST – Temporary Change in Performing Send-out Laboratory
August 2021: Changes to Specimen Requirements, Reference Ranges, and Test Builds
July 2021: Test Menu Optimization & Discontinuations – MGLESE, MYSGRV, PARSYN
July 2021: Immediate Test Discontinuation – Hepatitis A Antibody, Total (AHAVT)
June 2021: Send-Out Test Discontinuation – Complement Factor B (C3PA)
May 2021: Non-Sterile Aliquot Tubes – Back In Stock
May 2021: National Supply Shortage of Light Blue Coagulation Tubes
April 2021: Changes to AIDYSA, ENCSER, PARNEO, LAMBRT, & MYGRAV Panels
Restrictions to PSA and β-HCG, Plasma Add-On Orders
February 2021: Inhibin B – Changes to Reference Ranges
November 2020: Temporarily Unavailable – Stool Gastrointestinal Panel by PCR
COVID-19: Supply Constraints Affecting Enteric Bacterial Panel by PCR Testing
COVID-19: Unacceptable Specimen Transport Media for COVID-19 Testing
COVID-19: Supply Shortages Impacting Gonorrhea, Chlamydia, and Trichomoniasis Testing
August 2020: Update – Cytogenetic Karyotyping & Chromosomal Microarray Testing
August 2020: Anti-cardiolipin IgM, IgA, and IgG Reporting
Antibody Testing for COVID-19: Overview & FAQs
Respiratory Virus Testing
October 2019: Changes to Specimen Requirements, Reference Ranges, and Test Builds
September 2019: Updates to Testosterone, Free & Total, Testing and Reporting
September 2019: Changes to Lp-PLA2 Activity Reference Ranges
August 2019: Changes to PARNEO, FTESTO Testing
July 2019: Changes to NCYTO, URCAT2, MYOSPL, RUFIN, LIVFIB, & AJPWO Testing
June 2019: Changes to UALDOS, TSIG, TRAB
May 2019: Changes to Reference Ranges & Test Builds
May 2019: Upcoming Test Changes, Updates, and Discontinuations
December 2018: Changes to RETAB, IA2AB, and PNHPNL Testing
November 2018: Changes to Vitamin B12 (B12) Testing
October 2018: Changes To COMPC1, COMP3A, & COMP4A Testing
October 2018: Changes to ASPIGG, GAL3, HV6ABS, LIDO, & PROPA Testing
QuantiFERON-TB Gold Plus (QTB-Plus) 4-Tube Assay
August 2018: Changes to ADRENL & RICKGM Testing
June 2018: Changes to Cyanide, Blood (CYANID) Testing
April 2018: Changes to Chemistry Tests
April 2018: Upcoming Test Changes
February 2018: Polio Testing Update
December 2017: Changes to Chemistry Testing Go-Live Dates
November 2017: Changes to Vitamin B12 (B12) Testing
January 2018: Changes to Allergen Testing
August 2017: Changes to Citrate, Urine 24 Hour (UCITD)