Lab Updates: HIV, APTT, and Hepatitis A Tests

HIV 1/2 Antibody Screen Algorithm The laboratory has implemented a new algorithm for HIV 1/2 antibody screen. Any primary antibody reactive screen will undergo the secondary HIV antibody screen. If both screens are reactive, the likelihood of HIV infection is high and the specimen will be sent out for confirmatory testing. If the two screening […]

Lab Updates: New Test Codes Available in Epic

In the past, there were a few tests that did not have test codes available in Epic for our Englewood Hospital lab. Because of this, many ordering practitioners used the miscellaneous test code and free texted the test they wanted. Starting April 9, some of these tests have been added to the menu and you […]

Lab Updates: Hemoglobin ALT Test and HIT Test

New Reference Range for Hemoglobin ALT Test Effective March 19, 2019, the Englewood Hospital Laboratory will be switching to the newest ALT test method recommended by the manufacturer. This change requires a modification of the reference ranges.     Current Range New Range Female 9 – 52 U/L < 35 U/L Male 21 – 72 […]