March 2023 Test Bulletin

April 4, 2023

Alverno Laboratories recently issued a bulletin outlining three significant updates. First, effective immediately, changes have been made to the specimen requirements for quantitative EBV and BK Virus testing, detailed on page 2 of the bulletin. Second, the BreathTek® UBT for H. pylori test is being replaced by the BreathID® IDkit Hp® One test, with associated changes in collection kit and test codes, as of April 3, 2023, described on page 3. Lastly, starting April 29, 2023, Alverno Laboratories will transition molecular testing for several causative agents of Sexually Transmitted Infections (STIs) to the Abbott Alinity m instruments. The bulletin provides instructions for updating EMRs and ordering new kits on pages 4-5, emphasizing the need for healthcare providers to adhere to these changes for accurate testing procedures.