Test Updates

 

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

 

Test UpdateDate

Strep Group A by NAAT

Effective October 25, 2021, Clinical Labs of Hawaii will be transitioning to the Abbott ID NOW ™ molecular platform for the detection of nucleic acid from Streptococcus pyogenes (Group A Streptococcus).

2021_10_19

Clinical Labs of Hawaii Collection Media Chart

A chart containing Clinical Labs of Hawaii's most common specimen collection media with information on applicable tests and storage.

2020_10_19

RSV by NAAT Test Update

Effective September 15, 2021, Clinical Labs will be transitioning to a new molecular platform for respiratory syncytial virus testing.

2021_09_14

25(OH) Vitamin D (Total) Test Update

Effective September 13, 2021 Clinical Labs of Hawaii will be offering 25(OH) Vitamin D (Total) testing at our CLH Heights laboratory.

2021_09_13

New Urinalysis Platform and Updated Report Format

Clinical Labs of Hawaii will be transitioning to the Sysmex UN-Series, a new, automated urinalysis platform.

2021_06_25

New Flow Cytometry Platform Test Update

Effective June 21, 2021, Clinical Labs of Hawaii will be transitioning to the ten-color BD FACSLyric™ Flow Cytometry System as part of our ongoing commitment to excellence.

2021_06_21

SARS-CoV-2 (COVID-19) Serology/Antibody Test Options

CLH now offers two serological (antibody) assays to support clinical evaluation of patients who may have been previously infected or exposed to SARS-CoV-2.

2021_05_03

Toxigenic Clostridium difficile RT-PCR Test Update

Effective March 1, 2021, Clinical Labs of Hawaii will be performing Clostridium difficile testing on the Xpert® C. difficile/Epi.

2021_04_11

Streptozyme Test Update

Effective 10/31/2020, Clinical Labs will no longer offer the Streptozyme test (STRZ). The manufacturer is no longer producing the test and no replacement has been offered.

2020_11_05

RPR Screen with Reflex to Titer

Effective November 2, 2020, Clinical Labs of Hawaii will be performing reflexive titers on all positive RPR specimens. RPR as a stand-alone test will no longer be available.

2020_10_30

Patient information on the requisition and specimen container MUST MATCH EXACTLY

As required by our accrediting agencies, Clinical Labs of Hawaii requisitions and specimen containers must have a minimum of TWO patient identifiers and MATCH EXACLY.

2020_10_29

SARS-CoV-2 (COVID-19) Nasal Collections for Non-Exposure Patients

On August 3, 2020 Clinical Labs of Hawaii will begin offering nasal (anterior nares) collection of SARS-CoV-2 specimens at select locations.

2020_08_14

SARS-CoV-2 (COVID-19) Testing - Patient Data Collection Requirement

On June 4, 2020, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) published new requirements for patient data collection and reporting for COVID-19 test results. Please review this bulletin for more details.

2020_07_25