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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

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.

2024_01_25

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.

2024_01_25

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.

2023_08_22

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.

2023_08_01

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.

2023_06_28

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.

2023_06_01

Rubella Antibody Screening

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

2023_04_24

Vaginitis Testing

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

2023_04_24

Mycoplasma genitalium Assay

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

2023_04_24

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