September 2021 Test Bulletin

September 16, 2021

Alverno Laboratories issued several updates for healthcare providers, including ARUP's consolidation of HIV genotyping and resistance testing into a single Next Generation Sequencing assay, the introduction of the BioFire FilmArray Meningitis/Encephalitis Panel for rapid detection of multiple pathogens in cerebrospinal fluid, and the implementation of a Respiratory Multiplex Panel on the Abbott Alinity m analyzer for simultaneous testing of COVID-19, Influenza A and B, and Respiratory Syncytial Virus. Additionally, Alverno launched an automated Client Community for convenient electronic submission of add-on testing requests. Each update aims to enhance diagnostic capabilities and streamline processes for improved patient care.