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Test Updates


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


Test Update Date

Critical Value Process for Outpatients

Clinical Labs of Hawaii will update the Critical Value Table Effective February 26, 2024.


Sexual & Vaginal Health Test Update

Effective February 26, 2024 the Aptima® Multitest Swab Specimen Collection Kit will be the only kit required for Vaginitis, Mycoplasma genitalium, Chlamydia, and Gonorrhea testing. The Vaginitis Profile will be also offered as ala carte tests providing more diagnostic ordering options.


Vitamin D, 25 OH - Change in Instrumentation & Methodology

Effective February 8, 2024, Clinical Labs of Hawaii (CLH) is pleased to announce a change in the method and analytic platform for Vitamin D, 25 OH.


QuantiFERON® TB Gold Plus Assay Test Update

Effective February 5, 2024, the Quantiferon report will display a test result (positive, negative, or indeterminate) without a numerical reference range to better align with the manufacturer's algorithm.


H. Pylori Breath Test - Manufacturer Change

Effective August 28, 2023, Clinical Labs of Hawaii (CLH) will transition to the Gulf Coast Scientific™ PyloPlus® Urea Breath Test (UBT) for detection of Helicobacter pylori.


HPV Testing - Updated Cytology Test Options

Effective July 1, 2023, CLH/PPP will be updating our Cytology GYN test options and will include HPV (Patient-Self-Collected) specimens as an acceptable source.


Specimen Labeling and Requisition Requirements

Clinical Labs of Hawaii (CLH) and Pan Pacific Pathologists (PPP) are required by The Joint Commission (TJC) and the College of American Pathologists (CAP) to only accept specimens meeting labelling and requisition requirements.


HMSA Avalon Genetic Testing

Effective June 1, 2023 HMSA will be implementing their Avalon Genetic Testing Management (GTM) Program to streamline the management of genetic testing services.


Rubella Antibody Screening

Effective April 24, 2023, CLH will replace Rubella Antibody Total with the Rubella IgG Antibody Test.


Vaginitis Testing

Effective April 24, 2023, CLH will offer the Hologic Aptima ® Vaginitis Panel.


Mycoplasma genitalium Assay

Effective April 24, 2023, CLH will offer the Hologic Aptima ® Mycoplasma genitalium NAAT Assay.



Effective 08/02/22, Clinical Labs will be offering Monkeypox testing.


Respiratory Panel, PCR and Gastrointestinal (GI) Panel, PCR Update

Effective immediately, the Respiratory Panel, PCR (PLA 0202U) and Gastrointestinal (GI) Panel, PCR (PLA 0097U) will no longer be offered as outpatient tests.


Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) COVID-19 Uninsured Program

Effective March 22, 2022, the HRSA program will no longer accept claims for COVID-19 testing and treatment for uninsured patients.