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Numbered Memo Archive

Significant changes pertaining to test performance or availability, or to Administrative functions within the McLendon Clinical Laboratories and the Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine are announced via departmental Numbered Memos which are distributed throughout the Hospitals and Health Care System. These memos also will be made available at this site in Portable Document Format (.pdf files). For Numbered Memos prior to January 1, 2008 - contact McLendon Clinical Laboratories Administration Office.

McLendon Clinical Laboratories & Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine Numbered Memos

TMS #70 June 20, 2017 A New Platelet Product Coming to UNC Hospitals
POC #4 June 15, 2017 Discontinuation of Urine Sulfosalicylic Acid (SSA) Testing
MolecPath #22 May 31, 2017 Newly Available Lymphoid Mutation Panel
Core #135 May 19, 2017 Change in Reportable Range for CA 27.29
Admin #81 March 24,2017 Change in Directorships in William McLendon Clinical Laboratories
MolecPath #21 March 22, 2017 JAK2 V617F Mutation Test in Myeloproliferative Neoplasia
Core #134 February 24, 2017 Changes to Serum Free Light Chain and Beta-2-Microglobulin Testing
Micro #170 February 16, 2017 Supplemental HIV Testing
Micro #169 February 6, 2017 Changes to Microsporidium Testing
MolecPath #20 January 24, 2017 Changes to the Myeloid Mutation Panel
MolecPath #19 January 24, 2017 Molecular Testing by NextGeneration Sequencing for mutations associated with Primary Ciliary Dyskinesia
Core #133 January 17, 2017 Nephrology Provider performed testing training/competency program for regulatory compliance
TMS #69 January 4, 2017 CD45RA/RO T cell Enumeration by Flow Cytometry
Core #132 January 4, 2017 Serum/Urine Protein Electrophoresis and Immunofixation Testing
TMS #68 December 21, 2016 Bronchoalveolar Lavage Fluid Analysis by Flow Cytometry
Micro #168 September 7, 2016 HCV Reflex Test
Micro #167 September 1, 2016 Ehrlichia IgM testing
Core #131 July 22, 2016 Estradiol Testing in Patients Receiving Fulvestrant
TMS #67 July 5, 2016 Change in 30 Day Rule
Admin #80 June 24, 2016 Change in Directorships in William Mclendon Clinical Laboratories
Core #130 June 24, 2016 Change in Urinalysis Result Reporting
Core #129 June 14, 2016 Pre-analytical Limitations in Point of Care Glucose Meter Testing
TMS #66 May 18, 2016 HLA-B27 Testing
MolePath #18 May 4, 2016 New Cystic Fibrosis Mutation Panel
Coer #128 April 20, 2016 Change in Units Associated with C-Reactive Protein (CRP)
Core #127 April 6, 2016 Discontinuation of Clinitest@ Tablets and Qualitative Urine Microalbumin Testing
Micro #166 March 31, 2016 Changes in CMV Viral Load Testing
Core #126 March 24, 2016 New Provider Performed Testing Training/Competency Program and EPIC Result Entry for Regulatory Compliance
TMS #65 March 15, 2016 Flow Cytometric Evaluation of Patients Receiving Cell Depleting Therapies
Micro #165 March 9, 2016 Change in Cryptococcal Antigen Detection Method
Micro #164 February 10, 2016 Changes to CMV Quantitative PCR (Viral Loads) Testing
Micro #163 November 2, 2015 Discontinuation of Reflex Urine Cultures for ALL Inpatients
Core #125 October 29, 2015 Changes to Peripheral Blood Smear Reporting
MolecPath #17 October 1, 2015 BRCA1 and BRCA2 Testing for Hereditary Breast and Ovarian Cancer
Micro #162 August 17, 2015 New HPV testing
Coag #27 July 31, 2015 Beta-2 Glycoprotein 1 Antibody Testing
Micro #161 July 16, 2015 HLA-B57 Screening
Micro #160 July 7, 2015 New norovirus testing
Core #124 May 1, 2015 Change in Methodotogy and Reference Range for Alpha-l-Antitrypsin (AlA)
TMS #64 April 27,2015 Required Confirmation of Patient's ABO type beginning May 19, 2015
TMS #63 April 27, 2015 Scheduled Down-Time for TMS Computer Systems - May 19, 2015
TMS #62 April 27, 2015 Transfusion Medicine Services to supply Liquid Plasma as component of the initial part of the Adult Massive Transfusion Protoco (MTP)
Core #123 April 27, 2015 AFP tumor marker testing
Core #122 April 23, 2015

Removal of Hansel's Stain Urine/Fluid from UNC Hospital's Testing Menu

MolePath #16 March 31, 2015 UNC Myeloid Mutation Panels
Core #121 March 9, 2015 CK-MB Testing in Acute Coronary Syndromes
Micro #159 February 23, 2015 Updates to Respiratory Viral Testing
Micro #158 January 14, 2015 Galactomannan Antigen Testing
Micro #157 January 12, 2015 QuantiFERON®-TB Gold In- Tube Testing
Micro #156 December 16, 2014 Acute Viral Hepatitis Panel
Core #120 December 4, 2014 Discontinuation of Phosphatidylglycerol (PG) AmnioStat
Micro #155 December 2, 2014 Changes to Rare Blood Pathogen Culture beginning December 9, 2014
Core #119 November 21, 2014 Relocation of AFP Laboratory Testing
Core #118 November 13, 2014 Amikacin Testing Moves In-House
Core #117 November 4, 2014 Changes in Thyroglobulin Testing sent to Mayo Medical Laboratories
Core #116 November 4, 2014 Changes in Oligosaccharide Testing
Micro #153 October 6, 2014 RAST Testing at Commonwealth Laboratories
Phleb #11 September 30, 2014 Venous Blood Gas Collection Changes Effective Sep-30-2014
Micro #154 September 13, 2014 Changes to CMV Quantitative PCR (Viral Loads)
Admin #79 September 5, 2014 Changes in Lab Orders in Epic-Effective 9-Sep-2014
Admin #78 September 2, 2014

McLendon Clinical Laboratory Guidance for Samples Collected from Patients with Suspected Ebola and other Viral Hemorrhagic Fever

Micro #152 July 2, 2014 Blood Culture System Conversion
Admin #77 April 28, 2014 CMS Approved Panels
Admin #76 February 11, 2014 Lipid Panel Compliance Rules set by CMS Medicare
MolePath #15 January 17, 2014 New Test: UNC TruSight Solid Tumor Mutation Panel v1.2014
Phleb #10 January 10, 2014 Phlebotomy Changes - Inpatient Coverage and Weekend Outpatient Collection
Micro #151 November 4, 2013 2013-2014 Respiratory Viral Testing
Micro #150 November 1, 2013 New Trichomonas vaginalis testing
Admin #75 October 1, 2013 Change in Directorship of Special Coagulation Laboratory
Micro #149 July 9, 2013 Rapid Testing on Positive Blood Cultures for Streptococci/Enterococci
Coag #26 July 9, 2013 Special Coagulation Laboratory Offering Activated Protein C Resistance Testing
Micro #148 July 5, 2013 Hepatitis A Virus IgG testing
Micro #147 June 26, 2013 Urinalysis with Culture Reflex
Micro #146 June 25, 2013 New Test - Fecal Lactoferrin Detection
Micro #145 June 20, 2013 Laboratory Diagnosis of Gastrointestinal Pathogens - CHANGES IN TESTING
Core #115 May 23, 2013 Change in Carotene Testing on May 28, 2013
Micro #144 May 10, 2013 Changes to Chlamydia trachomatis cultures
Phleb #9 May 13, 2013 Modification of Early Morning Phlebotomy Collection Beginning in June 1, 2013
Micro #143 May 7, 2013 Change in HIV Testing Results
TMS #61 May 2, 2013 Transfusion Medicine Service Interpretation of Red Cell Antibody Work-Ups
Core #114 April 12, 2013 Change in Phenobarbital Testing on April 15, 2013
Core #113 March 20, 2013 Algorithms for Evaluating Patients for the Two Most Common Forms of Porphyria
Core #112 January 23, 2013 CA 19-9 Testing to move in-house
Molecular
Pathology #14
January 15, 2013 Cytomegalovirus (CMV) Viral Load Test has New Units of Measurement that Shift Numeric Valuea
Molecular
Pathology #13
January 15, 2013 Epstein-Barr Virus (EBV) Viral Load Test has New Units of Measurements
Micro #142 December 10, 2012 Options for Respiratory Viral Testing 2012-2013 Season
Core #111 November 29, 2012 Change in Testing for Buprenorphine and Opiate Confirmation
Admin #74 November 14, 2012 Change in Directorship of Automated Hematology and Smear Review
Micro #141 November 5, 2012 Changes in Chlamydia and Gonorrhea Ordering
Core #110 October 15, 2012 Benzodiazepine Confirmation testing Moves In-House
Micro #140 October 3, 2012 Shiga Toxin Testing
Micro #139 September 28, 2012 Anti-Mitochondrial A
Admin #73 September 28, 2012 Change in Directorship of Hematopathology
POC #3 September 26, 2012 Change in Point-of-Care Glucose Meters
Core #109 August 28, 2012 Core Laboratory Announces a change in the method for Methotrexate Monitoring
Coag #25 July 6, 2012 Changes in Special Coagulation Laboratory Testing
Phleb #8 June 6, 2012 "On Demand" Orders for Newly Admitted UNC Hospitals Patients in the Late Evening and Overnight Hours
Core #108 April 30, 2012 New Core Laboratory Reference Range for TCT Assay
Core #107 April 17, 2012 Introduction of Testing for Antifungal Drugs Voriconazole, Posaconozole, and Fluconazole in Special Chemistry Lab
Admin #72 April 9, 2012 Laboratory Information System Downtime
Core #106 Feb 29, 2012 Thrombolastograph (TEG) Testing
Micro #138 February 29, 2012 Change in HIV Testing Algorithm
Admin #71 January 20, 2012 Change in Directorship of Hematopathology
Micro #137 January 19, 2012 New "Rapid" RSV/Influenza Combo PCR Test
Core #103 January 4, 2012 Acetest Tablet (ACET) Shortage for Qualitative Serum Ketone Testing
Core #104 January 4, 2012 Discontinuation of TDX FLM Assay for Fetal Lung Maturity
Core #105 January 4, 2012 Transition to a New Qualitative (Screening) Urine Pregnancy Test
TMS #60 December 1, 2011 Immune Cell Function (Cylex) Assay
TMS #59 Nov. 29, 2011 Changes in UNC Transfusion Criteria for RBC Transfusions
Admin #70 Nov. 14, 2011 Glycated Hemoglobin (HbA1C)
Micro #136 Nov. 2, 2011 HE4 Testing

Core Lab. #102

August 10, 2011

Serum Free Light Chain Testing in-house

Core Lab. #101 August 10, 2011 Beta-2-Microglobulin Testing Performed in Core Laboratory
Core Lab. #100 Jul 22, 2011 Opiate Confirmation Testing Moves In-house
Core Lab. #99 July 22, 2011 Free T3 Testing in-house and thyroid testing ordering
Core Lab. #98 July 20, 2011 In-House Propoxyphene Urine Drug Screening Discontinued on July 20, 2011
Micro #135 May 20, 2011 RMSF Serologic Testing
Core #97 May 13, 2011 Timed and Random Urines Requiring Special Collection Requirements
TMS #58 May 4, 2011 Transfusion Medicine Services' Downtime for Computer System Scheduled Upgrade on Tuesday, May 10, 2011
TMS #57 April 29, 2011 Physician Notes for All Apheresis Procedures Located in WebCIS
Phlebotomy #6 April 29, 2011 Modification of Phlebotomy Services Overnight Availability Effective May 1, 2011
Admin. #69 March 28, 2011 Call Center
Core Lab. #96 February 25, 2011 CA-125 Reportable Range
Micro. 134 January 31, 2011 HIV-1/2 Antibody/Antigen(Combo) Test
Core Lab. #95 January 21, 2011 Vitamin D Testing
Molecular
Genetics #12
January 3, 2011 Cytomegalovirus (CMV) Viral Load Testing on Blood Samples
Admin. #68 December 23, 2010 Change in Directorship of Transfusion Medicien Services
Micro. #133 December 20, 2010 Laboratory Diagnosis of Influenza
Micro. #132 Sept. 23, 2010 PNA FISH Candida Laboratory Testing on Positive Blood Cultures - No longer applicable (effective: August 1, 2016)
Coag. #24 Sept. 21, 2010 Changes in Special Coagulation Laboratory Reference Ranges
TMS #56 Sept. 3, 2010 Flow Cytometry Testing for Paroxysmal Nocturnia Hemoglobinuria(PNH)
Micro. #131 Sept. 3, 2010 Anti-CCP antibody testing
Core #94 July 15, 2010 Buprenorphine Testing
Core #93 May 5, 2010 New Interpretative Comments Associated with the TDx FLM Assay
Admin. #67 April 21 , 2010 CMS-mandated changes in HIV antibody test orders
Molecular
Pathology #11
April 14, 2010 New test: CYP2C19 genotyping to detect resistance to clopidogrel
POC #2 April 9, 2010 Falsely Decreased Point of Care Glucose Values
SureStep Pro Test Strips
Core #92 April 5, 2010 Opiate Confirmations
Core #91 April 5, 2010 Change in Vancomycin Reference Ranges
Core #90 April 5, 2010 Change in Critical Value Call Policy
Core #89 Feb. 3, 2010 Changes in Acylcarnitine Profile and Carnitine Profile Testing
Admin #66 Feb. 2, 2010 Change in directorship of William McLendon Clinical Laboratories
Core #88 Jan. 20, 2010 Change in Hemoccult Slides for Point of Care Testing
Micro #130 Oct. 28, 2009 Microbiology Specimen Rejection Policy Update: Swabs Unacceptable for Mycobacterial Culture
Core #87 Oct. 7, 2009 Notification of Cancelled Laboratory Tests
Core #86 Sept. 30, 2009 Apolipoprotein B Testing
Core #85 Sept. 22, 2009 Retention of Samples by the Core Laboratory
Core #84 July 31, 2009 Change in Core Laboratory Chemistry Instrumentation and Selected Reference Ranges
TMS #55 July 22, 2009 Lymphocyte Markers

TMS #54

July 17, 2009

Neutrophil Function, (Oxidative Burst)

Admin #65 July 7, 2009 Specimen Labeling
Phlebotomy #5 April 28, 2009 Expansion of Phlebotomy Services
Admin #64 April 28, 2009 Send Out Clinical Testing
Core #83 April 27, 2009 Changes in Lipid Testing: Intoduction of direct LDL cholesterol and calculation of non-HDL cholesterol

Core #82

February 6, 2009

New Core Laboratory Blood Gas Instruments

Admin. #63

February 6, 2009

Change in directorship of William McLendon Clinical Laboratories

Micro #129

January 4, 2009

IgA Anti-tissue Transglutaminase Testing

Core #80 December 14, 2008 Change in Core Laboratory PT and aPtt Assays Reference Ranges
Micro #128 December 3, 2008 Laboratory Diagnosis of Respiratory Viruses-CHANGES IN TESTING
Core #79 October 2, 2008 Use of Mayo Laboratories for Serum Free Light Chain Testing
Administration #62 June 27, 2008

Changes in Directorship within McLendon Clinical Laboratories

Molecular
Pathology #10
June 27, 2008

New Molecular Test to Predict Irinotecan Toxicity and Confirm Gilbert's Syndrome

Administration #61 June 12, 2008

Laboratory Information System Downtime

Molecular
Pathology #9
May 27, 2008

New Molecular tests assess prognosis in Acute Myelogenous Leukemia

Core #78 May 13, 2008

Change in IDMS calibration for Serum and Urine Creatinine

Micro #127 April 29, 2008

Seasonal Suspension of Influenza Antigen Testing (Rapid Influenza Test)

Core #77 April 4, 2008

Changes is Mycophenolic Acid (MPA) Testing

Phlebotomy #4 March 24, 2008

Weekend Outpatient Blood Collections

Core #76 Feb. 28, 2008

Change in Special Coagulation Laboratory Protein C Activity and Protein S Activity Reference Ranges

Micro #126 Feb. 5, 2008 Changes in HIV Viral Load and Workflow for HIV Genotyping
Core #75 Jan. 31, 2008 Changes in Mayo Referral Thyroid Testing
Core #74 Jan. 28, 2008 Changes in Core Laboratory PT and Coagulation Factor Activity Reference Ranges
Core #81 Jan, 13, 2008 Automatic Calculation of Estimated Average Glucose (eAG)

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Reviewed by ivette_marrero on March 27, 2017

Note: Reference ranges provided on this web site are for guidance only, and may not reflect the most recent changes. Refer to laboratory reports for current reference data.

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