Technical Bulletins

April 2020:ViewPerformance Characteristics of SARS-CoV-2 (COVID-19) PCR
March 2020:ViewLimitations of Rapid Serology Tests for SARS-CoV-2 (COVID-19)
March 2020:ViewAdding Hydrocodone to the 810M Urine Drug Screen #2 (Medical) Panel
March 2020:ViewTesting for SARS-CoV-2 (COVID-19) is now available
February 2020:ViewRapid testing for bacterial and viral pathogens from the upper respiratory tract
November 2019:ViewNew Panel for Vaginosis will Improve Disease Assessment
September 2019:ViewUpdate on Testing for Helicobacter Pylori Infections
September 2019:ViewRapid PCR replaces Antigen Testing for Influenza in Guam
September 2019:ViewAvailability of QuantiFERON-TB Gold Plus in Guam and Saipan
August 2019:ViewUpdate for Urinalysis Result Reporting
August 2019:ViewQuantitative CMV testing by qPCR available at DLS Central Laboratory
August 2019:ViewClostridioides (Clostridium) difficile screening now available at Queen’s Punchbowl and Queen’s West Oahu laboratories
August 2019:ViewNew Bood Culture Instruments and Bottles
August 2019:ViewUpdated Fluoroquinolone Susceptibility Interpretation
August 2019:ViewCefazolin Susceptibilities for Uncomplicated UTI Now Available
June 2019:ViewHIV Test Algorithm for Laboratory Diagnosis
June 2019:ViewGenotyping for HIV Drug Resistance now includes Integrase Inhibitors
June 2019:ViewDLS FHP New Chemistry Analyzer beginning June 13, 2019
May 2019:ViewRoutine and Special Circumstance use of Throat Culture
April 2019:ViewNext Generation Hepatitis B Surface Antigen Assay
March 2019:ViewPneumococcus Testing by Rapid Antigen Compliments Laboratory Approach to Community-Acquired Pneumonia (CAP) and Meningitis
March 2019:ViewRapid PCR Testing for Mycobacterium tuberculosis Available in Guam
March 2019:ViewExpanded availability of QuantiFERON-TB Gold Plus testing in Hawaii (Revised)
March 2019:ViewTissue Oncology Testing will Transition to a Reference Laboratory
March 2019:ViewDLS Guam New Chemistry Analyzer beginning March 7, 2019
February 2019:ViewReflex test algorithms for Hepatitis B and Hepatitis C
January 2019:ViewHPV Testing has migrated from a lab developed test to an FDA-approved system
January 2019:ViewUpdate to Protime INR reporting range
January 2019:ViewAerococcus Susceptibility to Antimicrobics
December 2018:ViewCKD-EPI eGFR
November 2018:ViewPediatric Molecular CT/NG Testing
October 2018:ViewMacroprolactin and Monomeric Prolactin
September 2018:ViewAllergen Specific IgE
July 2018:ViewUrinalysis Testing
July 2018:ViewLegionella Testing by Urine Antigen & Legionella Culture
July 2018:ViewImproved tuberculosis assessments with QuantiFERON-TB Gold Plus
June 2018:ViewInvalid Rapid Streptococcus Group A Tests Will Reflex to Culture
February 2018:ViewChange in the occult blood test to the Quickvue iFOB (Quidel)
January 2018:ViewMaternal Serum for Alpha-Fetoprotein (MSAFP ONTD ONLY)
January 2018:ViewBiotin and FDA Safety Communication
November 2017:ViewInfluenza Antigen and Strep Group A Antigen Inactivation
September 2017:ViewStool Culture Specimen Collection Using FecalSwab
June 2017:ViewLead Blood Testing 742
June 2017:ViewTroponin T
December 2016:ViewFilmArray Meningitis / Encephalitis Panel - PCR
December 2016:ViewLiat Rapid Strep A Testing
December 2016:ViewNew Progesterone III assay
October 2016:ViewGeenius HIV 1/2 Supplemental Assay
July 2016:ViewBeta-hydroxybutyrate (BHB)
May 2016:ViewChange In Bacterial Transport Media to BD ESwab Transport
May 2016:ViewChange In Viral Transport Media to BD Universal Viral Transport
March 2016:ViewAnti-Phospholipids (APS)
February 2016:ViewStool GI Pathogen Panel - PCR
January 2016:ViewDiscontinuation of Clinitest
September 2015:ViewErythrocyte Sedimentation Rate (Automated ESR)
September 2015:ViewProcalcitonin (PCT) Testing
July 2015:ViewEstradiol III
February 2015:ViewHerpes Simplex Virus Type 1 and 2 Real-Time PCR
October 2014:ViewResponse to Ebola Virus Disease (EVD)
April 2014:ViewCeruloplasmin
April 2014:ViewVitamin D25 Hydroxy
February 2014:ViewImmature Granulocyte Reference Range Update
January 2014:ViewFree Triidothyronine (FT3)
December 2013:ViewRPR screen with reflex to titer and the discontinuation of VDRL on serum specimens
October 2013:ViewTroponin I Endpoint Dilution
July 2013:ViewDilute Russell's Viper Vernom Time (DRVVT)
June 2013:ViewUrine Oxycodone Screen
June 2013:ViewPlatelet Count Reference Range Change (effective 6/17/2013)
April 2013:ViewProcalcitonin
April 2013:ViewThyroglobulin, Thyroglobulin Antibody and Thyroid Peroxidase Antibody
December 2012:ViewBeta-2 Microglobulin and C-Peptide
November 2012:ViewVaginitis Panel by DNA Direct Probe
November 2012:ViewStool culture with Escherichia coli Shiga Toxin 1 & 2 detection
November 2012:ViewClostridium difficile GDH/Toxin EIA testing with Reflex to Nucleic Acid
November 2012:ViewNew Hematology System Implementation
May 2012:ViewTroponin I
May 2012:ViewB-Natriuretic Peptide(BNP)
March 2012:ViewMolecular viral load testing for HCV, HIV-1 and HBV
March 2012:ViewCA19-9
December 2011:ViewAnti-cyclic citrullinated peptide (Anti-CCP)
September 2011:Viewnon-HDL Cholesterol
June 2011:ViewPartial Thromboplastin Time (PTT) Ratio Reporting Discontinued
June 2011:ViewTestosterone II
April 2011:ViewCystatin C
December 2010:ViewVitamin D, 25 Hydroxy, Total
December 2010:ViewEstradiol, Progesterone, Homocysteine, AFP Non-Maternal, and Intact PTH tests
September 2010:ViewUpdate on PFA testing
September 2010:ViewFerritin Reference Range Adjustment
August 2010:ViewHemoglobin A1c and Estimated Average Glucose(eAG)
July 2010:ViewHCG Beta Quantitative and Qualitative
May 2010:ViewMonoclonal Protein Expanded Panel – Serum
May 2010:ViewHerpes Simples Virus (HSV-1 and HSV-2)
Apr 2010:ViewPlatelet Function Assay and Discontinuation of Bleeding Time
Mar 2010:ViewLaboratory Automation System Updates
Dec 2009:ViewLaboratory Automation System, Phase III (12/31/09)
Dec 2009:ViewLaboratory Automation System, Phase II (12/17/09)
Dec 2009:ViewLaboratory Automation System (12/10/09)
Nov 2009:ViewRapid Molecular Methicillin-Resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) Screen, Nasal
Nov 2009:ViewHerpes Simplex Virus Type 1 and 2 Real-Time PCR (Qualitative)
April 2009:ViewSwine Flu
March 2009:ViewBacterial Vaginosis (BV) Screen
May 2006:ViewNeisseria Gonorrhoeae and Chlamydia Trachomatis Confirmatory Testing
Nov 2005:ViewPrenatal Testing: Quadruple Screen
Mar 2005:ViewHepatitis B Virus DNA by Real-Time TaqMan Quantitative PCR
Feb 2005:ViewEstimated Glomerular Filtration Rate
May 2003:ViewC-reactive Protein (High Sensitivity) - Update
Nov 2002:ViewB-Natriuretic Peptide (BNP) Testing
Apr 2002:ViewAntibiotic Susceptibility of Group B Streptococcus Isolated in Hawaii
Oct 2001:ViewCardiac Injury Markers
Dec 2000:ViewFetal Fibronectin
Dec 1999:ViewHemoglobin A1c and Glycated Hemoglobins
Apr 1999:ViewHomocysteine
Dec 1996:ViewAllergen Specific IgE