December 2022 Test Bulletin

December 14, 2022

The bulletin from Alverno Laboratories informs healthcare providers of two important updates. Firstly, there's a THC Drug Confirmation/Quantitation Reporting Range Update effective December 2022, which increases the reporting range for Marijuana Metabolite (THC) from 200 ng/mL to 10,000 ng/mL. Secondly, there's an update regarding STI by PCR Test Code & Collection Guidelines effective February 4, 2023. Alverno Laboratories will transition molecular testing for several causative agents of Sexually Transmitted Infections (STIs) to the Abbott Alinity m instruments, enabling the detection and differentiation of up to 3 STIs in one sample. The bulletin includes timelines for these changes and provides detailed instructions on specimen collection and processing guidelines, ensuring healthcare providers are well-informed.