December 2023 Test Bulletin

November 29, 2023

In December 2023, Alverno Laboratories announced significant updates: they're transitioning fecal occult blood analysis to the Polymedco OC-Auto® SENSOR io, an automated analyzer endorsed by USPSTF and ACG for its effectiveness in colorectal cancer screening. They emphasized the importance of using acid-washed metal-free containers for accurate urine heavy metal assays, with specific collection devices required for different tests. Additionally, starting January 2024, Alverno will discontinue offering certain COVID-19 PCR tests and refer COVID-19 Anti-Nucleocapsid IgG testing to Quest Diagnostics, with interim ordering procedures in place.