Test Updates

 

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

 

Test UpdateDate

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

MEMO: 2019 Novel Coronavirus (2019-nCoV)

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the DOH are closely monitoring the 2019 Novel Coronavirus (2019-nCoV).

2020_02_06

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

QuantiFERON-TB Gold Plus

Clinical Labs of Hawaii is please to announce the introduction of the QuantiFERON-TB Gold Plus (QFT-Plus) assay, which offers optimized analyses with tuberculosis (TB)-specific antigens that elict both CD4+ and CD8+ T-cell responses.

2019_02_04

NT-proBNP Update

Effective January 30, 2019 Clinical Labs of Hawaii will offer in-house testing for N-terminal pro B-type Natriuretic Peptide (NT-proBNP) as a replacement for current BNP testing.

2019_01_30

High Sensitivity Cardiac Troponin T

Effective January 30, 2019, Clinical Labs will offer in-house testing for High Sensitivity Cardiac Troponin T (cTnT GEN 5) as a replacement for current Troponin I testing.

2019_01_30

Immunoassay Reference Range Update

Effective January 30, 2019, Clinical Labs of Hawaii will be implementing the Roche Diagnostic Cobas® System of immunoassay analyzers. Please read bulletin for important reference range updates.

2019_01_30

FibroACT Test Announcement

Effective January 14th, 2019, Clinical Labs of Hawaii will be offering the FibroACT test for the assessment of liver fibrosis through Sonic Reference Laboratory (SRL).

2019_01_14

FibroACT Fact Sheet

FibroACT – Non-invasive serum test to assess liver fibrosis and inflammation due to viral hepatitis

2019_01_08

Estimated Glomerular Filtration Rate (eGFR)

Effective January 7, 2019, Clinical Labs of Hawaii will begin reporting estimated glomerular filtration rate (eGFR) using the improved Chronic Kidney Disease Epidemiology Collaboration (CKD‐EPI) equation.

2019_01_07