March 2019 Test Bulletin

March 18, 2019

The collection process for Group A Streptococcus specimens has been standardized with the implementation of Copan dual swabs, allowing for one-time collection for both rapid testing and reflex culture. Alverno Laboratories introduces a platform switch for Heparin-Induced Thrombocytopenia (HIT) antibody testing, aiming to enhance on-demand testing capability with qualitative reporting and optional confirmation testing.