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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).

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
Immunology #2 March 3, 2020 QuantiFERON®-TB Gold In-Tube Testing
MolePath #33 February 25, 2020 Method Change for IDH1 and IDH2 Mutation Testing
MolePath #32 February 25, 2020 Discontinuation of Solid Tumor Mutation Panel Testing at UNCH
Micro #189 February 6, 2020 Update to Rapid Testing for Positive Blood Cultures for Staphylococcus epidermidis
MolePath #31 February 4, 2020 Method Change for Hereditary Hemochromatosis (HFE) Mutation Testing
Core #163 January 31 2020 Cancellation of Duplicate Time and Trough Tacrolimus Orders
Core #162 January 22, 2020 Discontinuation of Fluconazole Testing at UNC
Micro #188 January 22, 2020 Change to Reflex Policy for Rapid Strep Test
Core #161 January 15, 2020 Trough Tacrolimus Corrected Reports
Micro #187 January 14, 2020 Specimen Rejection Policy Update for Respiratory Mycobacterial Cultures
Immunology #1 January 14, 2020 Ordering Serologic Testing for Syphilis
Core #160 January 9, 2020 New Glucose Reference Ranges Effective, Monday, January 13th
Core #159 December 11, 2019 Critical Calcium Threshold Lowered
Core #158 December 10, 2019 Discontinuation of Alkali Denaturation Test (APT) in UNC Special Hematology Laboratory
Micro #186 December 3, 2019 Changes in Laboratory Orders for Vaginitis
Core #157 November 25, 2019 Discontinuation of Caffeine Testing at UNC
Core #156 November 4, 2019 Serum Free Light Chain Testing
Core #155 October 24, 2019 Changes in ALT Testing
MolePath #30 October 17, 2019 Method Change for Factor V Leiden (F5) and Factor II (F2) Mutation Testing
Admin #86 October 10, 2019 Change in Directorships in Hematopathology
Coag #28 September 27, 2019 Chromogenic Factor VIII
MolePath #29 August 29, 2019

New Test - Breast Cancer Prognostic Gene Signature Assay (Prosigna) at UNCH

TMS #72 August 21, 2019

A New Platelet Product Coming to UNC Hospitals

Admin #85 August 2, 2019

Provider Orders for Add-On Pathology Stain/Additional Testing

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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