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Urgent Provider Notification Regarding Ascension Cyber Event

March 2023 Test Bulletin

March 9, 2023

Alverno Laboratories issued a bulletin with three key updates: changes in specimen requirements for quantitative EBV and BK Virus testing effective immediately, detailed in the table on page 2; the discontinuation of the BreathTek® UBT for H. pylori test on April 3, 2023, with a transition to the BreathID® IDkit Hp® One test; and a reminder of the transition to Abbott Alinity m instruments for STI molecular testing by April 29, 2023, enabling detection of up to three STIs in one sample. The bulletin provides detailed instructions for healthcare providers regarding test codes, specimen collection, and the transition timeline.