Test Updates

 

Clinical Labs of Hawaii provides test updates for educational purposes to physicians, specialists, and the general public.

 

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SARS-CoV-2 (COVID-19) Molecular Testing Frequently Asked Questions

Please review the Clinical Labs of Hawaii frequently asked questions for answers regarding SARS-CoV-2 (COVID-19) molecular testing.

2020_05_26

SARS-CoV-2 (COVID-19) Molecular Testing

On May 19, 2020, Clinical Laboratories of Hawaii (CLH) began testing for SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes COVID-19, using a new high-throughput system, called the Aptima® SARS-CoV-2 Assay conducted on the Hologic Panther instrument.

2020_05_19

COVID-19 Uninsured Program

Please review guidelines from the federal government’s COVID-19 Uninsured Program.

2020_05_12

SARS-CoV-2 (COVID-19) Serology Testing Frequently Asked Questions

Please review the Clinical Labs of Hawaii frequently asked questions for answers regarding SARS-CoV-2 (COVID-19) serology testing.

2020_05_06

SARS-CoV-2 (COVID-19) Serology Testing Available

Effective April 30, 2020, Clinical Labs of Hawaii began offering serology testing for SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19).

2020_04_30

United Healthcare Insurance March 1, 2020 Billing Update

Beginning March 1, 2020, United Healthcare Insurance will require prior authorization/notification for genetic and molecular testing performed in an outpatient setting.

2020_03_01

Respiratory Panel by PCR

CLH offers the FilmArray Respiratory Panel from BioFire Diagnostics for the detection of 17 respiratory viruses and 3 bacteria from a single specimen. This panel does NOT test for the SARS-CoV-2 virus.

2020_02_14

Biotin Interference Test Update

Biotin administration (especially in high doses) may impact common, immunoassay-based, laboratory tests.

2020_01_15

Human Papillomavirus (HPV) New Methodology and Algorithm

CLH/PPPL will be performing Human Papillomavirus (HPV) testing locally on Oahu using the Aptima nucleic acid amplification assay.

2019_11_11

Rapid HIV-1/2 Antigen/Antibody Combo Test Update

Clinical Labs of Hawaii is pleased to offer the Rapid Alere Determine™ HIV-1/2 Ag/Ab Combo qualitative immunoassay for the simultaneous detection of HIV-1 p24 antigen and antibodies to HIV-1 and HIV2.

2019_05_23

Chlamydia and Gonorrhea Test Update

Test codes for CT-GC testing by Transcription Mediated Amplification (TMA) have been updated.

2019_05_21