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).

Immunology #15

August 9, 2022 Glomerular Basement Membrane Antibody Testing

Immunology #14

August 5, 2022 Sending Out VDRL Testing

Core #187

August 2, 2022 Phenobarbital testing sent to Rex

Micro #208

July 29, 2022 Monkeypox Testing UPDATE

Micro #207

July 21, 2022 Monkeypox Testing

Core #186

July 20, 2022 Cystatin C in-house, Anti-Thyroid Peroxidase Antibody (TPO-Ab) Platform Change

Micro #206

July 14, 2022 Changes to Candida antimicrobial susceptibility testing

Core #185

May 13, 2022

Updates to Serum/Urine Protein Electrophoresis and Serum Free Light Chains Testing

Immunology #13

April 29, 2022 CD45RA/RO testing to be sent out to Cincinnati Children’s Hospital
Core #184 April 26, 2022 Free Phenytoin testing resumes
Core #183

April 26, 2022

Implementation of CKD-EPI-2021 equation to calculate eGFR without race coefficient
Micro #205

April 22, 2022

Changes in Collection Method for Parvovirus PCR, Blood
Core #182 April 11, 2022 Free Phenytoin Testing
Core #181 March 31, 2022 False Elevations of Estradiol Results with Plasma Specimen Types
Immunology #12 January 31, 2022 Genetic Testing for Primary Immune Deficiencies (SCID, HLH, ALPS, Hyper IgE, Hyper IgM)
Immunology #11 January 26, 2022 Semi-Semi-Quantitative SARS-CoV-2 Trimeric S IgG Antibody Testing Quantitative SARS-CoV-2 Trimeric S IgG Antibody Testing
Micro #204 December 17, 2021 Changes to Cyclospora/Isospora Testing
MolePath #35 November 23, 2021 Spinal Muscular Atrophy (SMA) Diagnostic and Carrier Testing
Micro #203 November 22, 2021 Discontinuation of Fecal Lactoferrin testing
Immunology#10 November 16, 2021 IL-6 Testing
Core #179 November 10, 2021 Reference Range Changes to Serum and Urine Creatinine
Micro #202 November 3, 2021

Discontinuation of Norovirus PCR Test

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

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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