Announcements

January is Cervical Health Awareness Month

Healthcare Professionals are invited to join us January 26 for a discussion with top physicians concerning Paps, HPV DNA and HPV Genotype Testing.

Holiday Hours for Christmas and New Years

Holiday hours are posted in the locations section of the website.

Influenza Testing Resources

In preparation for flu season, we offer the following resources to assist you in quickly and accurately detecting the source of your patient's flu-like symptoms.

Health Care News

Trends in Emergency Department Visits Involving Nonmedical Use of Narcotic Pain Relievers

The estimated number of emergency department (ED) visits involving nonmedical use of narcotic pain relievers increased 111% between 2004 & 2008 according to the DAWN Report.

Physician Updates & Alerts

ALERT: CMS Requires Paper Laboratory Requisitions to be Signed by a Physician

Effective January 1, 2011, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) will require a physician’s or non-physician provider’s (NPP) signature on all requisitions for clinical diagnostic laboratory tests to be reimbursed by Medicare or Medicaid.

ALERT: Cryptococcal Antigen by Enzyme Immunoassay Replaces Latex Method, Improves Accuracy

Physician Update: New Direct Fluorescence Antibody (DFA) Testing Detects Up to 8 Respiratory Viruses

We now provide an FDA approved rapid Direct Fluorescence Antibody (DFA) test to individually detect the viruses.