Clinical Labs of Hawaii provides test updates for educational purposes to physicians, specialists, and the general public.
Coagulation Testing Reference Range Update - Fibrinogen and Heparin Therapeutic Range updates
Cancer Antigen 27-29 Update- Testing performed at ARUP Laboratories effective June 18, 2018.
Biotin Testing Update - More on biotin interference and updates from our manufacturer, Roche.
CRP Testing Update - Effective May 1 , 2018 there are two test code options for C-Reactive Protein: CRP Quantitative (for Adults and Pediatrics) and Highly Sensitive CRP.
Mumps Testing Update for November 2017
As part of our commitment to provide the highest quality medical laboratory services, Clinical Labs of Hawaii is updating our core analyzers to Roche Cobas® technology. Comprehensive validation studies were performed and the reference range for select tests will be modified according to standard of care and with strict adherence to CAP guidelines. Reference ranges for these select tests will be updated effective June 5, 2017 at our Core Lab. Statewide implementation will then take place in region-specific phases.
According to Medicare (ICN 006559 October 2016), Hemoglobin A1C (cpt code 83036) testing is not considered a screening test for Medicare patients.
PCR testing is now available on Kauai.
New test method and report format
Clinical Labs of Hawaii joins with other professional societies and recommends withholding administration (when clinicaly feasible) for at least 8 hours before laboratory testing.