Test Updates

 

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

 

Test UpdateDate

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_02_24

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

SARS-CoV-2 (COVID-19) Molecular Testing - Specimen Types

Please review the Clinical Labs of Hawaii frequently asked questions for answers regarding SARS-CoV-2 (COVID-19) molecular testing specimen types.

2020_07_04

SARS-CoV-2 (COVID-19) Molecular Testing

On May 19, 2020, Clinical Laboratories of Hawaii (CLH) began testing for SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes COVID-19, using a new high-throughput system, called the Aptima® SARS-CoV-2 Assay conducted on the Hologic Panther instrument.

2020_06_29

COVID-19 Uninsured Program

Please review guidelines from the federal government’s COVID-19 Uninsured Program.

2020_05_12

SARS-CoV-2 (COVID-19) Serology Testing Frequently Asked Questions

Please review the Clinical Labs of Hawaii frequently asked questions for answers regarding SARS-CoV-2 (COVID-19) serology testing.

2020_05_06

SARS-CoV-2 (COVID-19) Serology Testing Available

Effective April 30, 2020, Clinical Labs of Hawaii began offering serology testing for SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19).

2020_04_30

United Healthcare Insurance March 1, 2020 Billing Update

Beginning March 1, 2020, United Healthcare Insurance will require prior authorization/notification for genetic and molecular testing performed in an outpatient setting.

2020_03_01

Respiratory Panel by PCR

CLH offers the FilmArray Respiratory Panel from BioFire Diagnostics for the detection of 17 respiratory viruses and 3 bacteria from a single specimen. This panel does NOT test for the SARS-CoV-2 virus.

2020_02_14