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Recent Numbered Memos

Recent Numbered Memos

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).

HBR Lab #1 April 29, 2021

Change from Serum to Lithium Heparin Collection Tubes for Default Chemistry Testing at Hillsborough Hospital

Core #168 April 15, 2021

ESR Change in Methodology

Micro #198 March 11, 2021

Change in Antimicrobial Susceptibility Testing Methodology for Enterobacteriaceae

Immunology #7 February 8, 2021

SARS-CoV-2 IgG Antibody Testing

Micro #197 January 14, 2021

Discontinuation of Quantitative Wound and Duodenal Cultures

Micro #196 December 2, 2020

Updates to H. pylori culture

Immunology #6 November 24, 2020

Activated PI3K Delta Syndrome Genetic Testing

Immunology #5 November 11, 2020

Alpha Galactose (alphaGal) IgE Antibody Testing

Micro #195 October 27, 2020

2020-21 Testing for Respiratory Viruses at UNC McLendon Laboratories - Effective 11/2/20

Immunology #4 September 25, 2020

In-house IL-6 Testing

Core #167 August 7, 2020

Change from TEG®-to-ROTEM® for Whole Blood Viscoelastic Testing

Micro #194 July 16, 2020

Change in Calling of Positive COVID-19 PCR Results

Core #166vs July 8, 2020

APTT and Heparin Changes Effective 9th of July, 2020

Core #165 May 27, 2020

Serum Free Light Chain Testing

Core #164 May 21, 2020

Discontinuation of Qualitative Fecal Fat Testing at UNCMC

SPECIAL-COVID19 May 18, 2020

COVID-19 PCR: Appropriate Use of the Rapid Test

Immunology #3 April 27, 2020 SARS-CoV-2 IgG Antibody Testing
Micro #193 April 22, 2020 Updates to Pediatric Blood Culture Testing
Micro #192 April 2, 2020 Change in Screening Tests for Malaria
Micro #191 March 27, 2020 Changes in Collection Method for Bordetella PCR
Micro #190 March 27, 2020 Changes in Collection Method for VZV PCR, Blood

For listings of McLendon Clinical Laboratories & Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine numbered memos see Numbered Memo Archive. For Numbered Memos prior to January 1, 2008 - contact McLendon Clinical Laboratories Administration Office

Reviewed by christopher parker on October 12, 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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