New Laboratory Tests and Services

Effective May 13, 2019, EGFR Mutation Analysis will be performed by the Molecular Diagnostics Laboratory. The new methodology (BioCartis Idylla Real-time PCR assay) will improve turn-around-time, provide expanded mutation detection (from current 7 mutations to 51 mutations in EGFR exons 18,19,20 and 21) and conserve tissue. If you have questions or concerns, contact Yi Ding, M.D., Ph.D., System and Core Lab Director, Molecular Diagnostics, or Lisa Scicchitano, Analytical Specialist, Molecular Diagnostics, at 1-800-695-6491.

New Microbiology Culture Test Codes

As of February 19, 2019, the following microbiology culture test code will be changing. The major changes are:

  1. Routine and anaerobic cultures will be repalced by specimen-specific cultures.
  2. Respiratory cultures will be subcategorized into upper and lower respiratory cultures. BALS, mini-BALs, bronch wash, and cystic fiborosis cultues will remain the same.
  3. Cultures listed below and identified with an asterisik will automatically include a Gram stain. A separate stain request need not be placed.
  4. See the Special Edition of 10x Essentials for additional information. New Microbiology Culture Codes

If you have any questions, please call 1-800-695-6491 or refer to our test catalog for additional information.

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