June 2024 Test Bulletin

June 5, 2024

The June 2024 Test Bulletin from Alverno Laboratories includes several important updates. Quest will discontinue Streptococcus pneumoniae Antibody IgG tests for 12, 14, and 23 serotypes, as well as the Myoglobin, Urine test, effective May 28, 2024. Detailed information on the replacements is available on page 2. Additionally, guidelines for collecting STI specimens to minimize PCR reaction inhibitors are outlined on page 3. For Vitamin B1 (thiamine) testing, two distinct tests are offered with specific specimen requirements, both needing protection from light. Details are on page 4. Effective July 1, 2024, Herpes Simplex Virus (HSV) IgM antibody testing will be discontinued in accordance with CDC recommendations. Further information is provided on page 5.