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).


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.


RSV by NAAT Test Update

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


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.


New Urinalysis Platform and Updated Report Format

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


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.