September 2022 Test Bulletin

September 8, 2022

The bulletin from Alverno Laboratories contains two important updates for healthcare providers. Firstly, effective August 2022, Alverno Central Lab will discontinue performing blood bank antibody identification and antibody titer testing. Any positive blood bank antibody screens will be accompanied by a comment advising follow-up testing at the local hospital for further identification and necessary testing. Secondly, effective September 27, 2022, HCV Genotyping testing will no longer be performed in-house and will instead be sent to ARUP Laboratories. Healthcare providers should use the new order, UNCMS – Uncoded ARUP Referred, for this testing, and the current test code, HCVGP, will be inactivated. Further ordering details are provided in the bulletin.