Physician Updates and Laboratory Alerts

Laboratory UPDATES and ALERTS

These periodic updates and alerts keep you abreast of new tests and changes in policies and procedures. In these publications, you’ll learn about new tests, test rationale, policy changes, regulatory issues, specimen and handling requirements, normal ranges, and more.

 

  
  
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Alert Alert – PeaceHealth Laboratories closing eff. April 30, 2017 All Laboratory Locations 4/24/2017
Alert Alert – New Test – FilmArray Meningitis-Encephalitis Panel – Vancouver – April 2017 Portland, Vancouver 4/13/2017
Alert Bellingham PSC weekend closures – April 2017 Bellingham, Cordata 4/6/2017
Alert Alert – Biotin may cause interference in hepatitis test results – Feb. 2017 Cottage Grove, Eugene / Springfield, Florence, Portland 2/28/2017
Alert Alert – Biotin may cause interference in test results – Vancouver – Feb. 2017 Vancouver 2/24/2017
Alert Alert – New Test – FilmArray Meningitis-Encephalitis Panel – Feb. 2017 All Laboratory Locations 2/20/2017
Alert Reminder Alert – Ferndale Patient Service Center moving Feb. 27 2017 Bellingham 2/20/2017
Physician Update Quest Diagnostics – PeaceHealth News Release Eugene / Springfield 2/15/2017
Alert Alert- Cephalosporium allergen testing temporarily unavailable effective Feb. 15, 2017 All Laboratory Locations 2/8/2017
Alert Alert – Elevated progesterone results due to cross-reactivity with DHEA – Feb. 2017 – Vancouver Vancouver 2/7/2017
Alert Alert – Ferndale Patient Service Center moving Feb. 27 2017 Bellingham 2/7/2017
Alert Winter Advisory Alert – Patient Service Centers may close due to bad weather – Feb. 2017 All Laboratory Locations 2/1/2017
Alert Alert – Male Prolactin reference range comment removed – Bellingham – Jan. 2017 Bellingham 1/19/2017
Alert Alert – Male Prolactin reference range adjustment – Jan. 2017 Cottage Grove, Eugene / Springfield, Florence, Portland 1/17/2017
Physician Update UPDATE – Pain Medication Management Program Supports Patient Outcomes and Adherence – 2016 Revised Edition All Laboratory Locations 1/16/2017
Alert Alert – Holiday hours may cause shipping delays for reference testing – Dec. 2016 All Laboratory Locations 12/16/2016
Alert Alert – General Overview for Rapid Influenza A B PCR and respiratory testing for winter 2016-17 All Laboratory Locations 12/13/2016
Alert ALERT – Oregon – Christmas New Year Holiday Hours for Patient Service Centers 2016 All Laboratory Locations 12/13/2016
Alert ALERT – Washington – Christmas New Year Holiday Hours for Patient Service Centers 2016 All Laboratory Locations 12/13/2016
Alert Alert – New thyroid stimulating hormone testing now available – Bellingham – Dec 2016 Bellingham 12/7/2016
Alert Alert – Lipid Panel replaces Lipid Panel Advanced test – Dec 2016 All Laboratory Locations 12/6/2016
Alert Alert – Zika virus testing on blood components – Nov. 2016 All Laboratory Locations 11/29/2016
Physician Update UPDATE RxAdhere Medication Safety Panel, Plasma – Nov 2016 All Laboratory Locations 11/23/2016
Alert Alert – New Blood Culture Identification Panel available – Nov. 28, 2016 All Laboratory Locations 11/22/2016
Alert Alert – Urine Reducing Substances testing discontinued – Nov. 2016 All Laboratory Locations 11/22/2016

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