Test Updates

 

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

 

Test Update Date

HPV Testing and Updated Cytology Requisitions

Effective September 19, 2022, Clinical Labs of Hawaii will offer the Roche cobas Human papillomavirus (HPV) test.

2022_09_19

Monkeypox

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

2022_08_01

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.

2022_04_28

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.

2022_03_21

Rapid Influenza by NAAT Test Update

Effective February 1, 2022, Clinical Labs of Hawaii will be transitioning to a new molecular platform for Influenza A and B testing.

2022_01_27

Change in COVID-19 Alert Protocol

Effective January 7th, 2022, Clinical Labs of Hawaii (CLH) will be updating COVID-19 alert protocol. Due to the significant increase in COVID-19 positives and the improved ability for healthcare providers and patients to receive results in real-time via electronic methods, CLH will discontinue automatically calling COVID-19 positives to the ordering provider.

2022_01_07

eGFR Calculation (Removal of Race-Based Adjustment) Test Update

In response to recommendations from the National Kidney Foundation and American Society of Nephrology (NKF- ASN) Task Force on estimated glomerular filtration rate (eGFR), effective December 12, 2021, Clinical Labs of Hawaii will adopt the single refitted CKD-EPI equation for all serum creatinine measures.

2021_11_29

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.

2021_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