Technical Bulletins

November 2019: View New Panel for Vaginosis will Improve Disease Assessment
September 2019: View Update on Testing for Helicobacter Pylori Infections
September 2019: View Rapid PCR replaces Antigen Testing for Influenza in Guam
September 2019: View Availability of QuantiFERON-TB Gold Plus in Guam and Saipan
August 2019: View Update for Urinalysis Result Reporting
August 2019: View Quantitative CMV testing by qPCR available at DLS Central Laboratory
August 2019: View Clostridioides (Clostridium) difficile screening now available at Queen’s Punchbowl and Queen’s West Oahu laboratories
August 2019: View New Bood Culture Instruments and Bottles
August 2019: View Updated Fluoroquinolone Susceptibility Interpretation
August 2019: View Cefazolin Susceptibilities for Uncomplicated UTI Now Available
June 2019: View HIV Test Algorithm for Laboratory Diagnosis
June 2019: View Genotyping for HIV Drug Resistance now includes Integrase Inhibitors
June 2019: View DLS FHP New Chemistry Analyzer beginning June 13, 2019
May 2019: View Routine and Special Circumstance use of Throat Culture
April 2019: View Next Generation Hepatitis B Surface Antigen Assay
March 2019: View Pneumococcus Testing by Rapid Antigen Compliments Laboratory Approach to Community-Acquired Pneumonia (CAP) and Meningitis
March 2019: View Rapid PCR Testing for Mycobacterium tuberculosis Available in Guam
March 2019: View Expanded availability of QuantiFERON-TB Gold Plus testing in Hawaii (Revised)
March 2019: View Tissue Oncology Testing will Transition to a Reference Laboratory
March 2019: View DLS Guam New Chemistry Analyzer beginning March 7, 2019
February 2019: View Reflex test algorithms for Hepatitis B and Hepatitis C
January 2019: View HPV Testing has migrated from a lab developed test to an FDA-approved system
January 2019: View Update to Protime INR reporting range
January 2019: View Aerococcus Susceptibility to Antimicrobics
December 2018: View CKD-EPI eGFR
November 2018: View Pediatric Molecular CT/NG Testing
October 2018: View Macroprolactin and Monomeric Prolactin
September 2018: View Allergen Specific IgE
July 2018: View Urinalysis Testing
July 2018: View Legionella Testing by Urine Antigen & Legionella Culture
July 2018: View Improved tuberculosis assessments with QuantiFERON-TB Gold Plus
June 2018: View Invalid Rapid Streptococcus Group A Tests Will Reflex to Culture
February 2018: View Change in the occult blood test to the Quickvue iFOB (Quidel)
January 2018: View Maternal Serum for Alpha-Fetoprotein (MSAFP ONTD ONLY)
January 2018: View Biotin and FDA Safety Communication
November 2017: View Influenza Antigen and Strep Group A Antigen Inactivation
September 2017: View Stool Culture Specimen Collection Using FecalSwab
June 2017: View Lead Blood Testing 742
June 2017: View Troponin T
December 2016: View FilmArray Meningitis / Encephalitis Panel - PCR
December 2016: View Liat Rapid Strep A Testing
December 2016: View New Progesterone III assay
October 2016: View Geenius HIV 1/2 Supplemental Assay
July 2016: View Beta-hydroxybutyrate (BHB)
May 2016: View Change In Bacterial Transport Media to BD ESwab Transport
May 2016: View Change In Viral Transport Media to BD Universal Viral Transport
March 2016: View Anti-Phospholipids (APS)
February 2016: View Stool GI Pathogen Panel - PCR
January 2016: View Discontinuation of Clinitest
September 2015: View Erythrocyte Sedimentation Rate (Automated ESR)
September 2015: View Procalcitonin (PCT) Testing
July 2015: View Estradiol III
February 2015: View Herpes Simplex Virus Type 1 and 2 Real-Time PCR
October 2014: View Response to Ebola Virus Disease (EVD)
April 2014: View Ceruloplasmin
April 2014: View Vitamin D25 Hydroxy
February 2014: View Immature Granulocyte Reference Range Update
January 2014: View Free Triidothyronine (FT3)
December 2013: View RPR screen with reflex to titer and the discontinuation of VDRL on serum specimens
October 2013: View Troponin I Endpoint Dilution
July 2013: View Dilute Russell's Viper Vernom Time (DRVVT)
June 2013: View Urine Oxycodone Screen
June 2013: View Platelet Count Reference Range Change (effective 6/17/2013)
April 2013: View Procalcitonin
April 2013: View Thyroglobulin, Thyroglobulin Antibody and Thyroid Peroxidase Antibody
December 2012: View Beta-2 Microglobulin and C-Peptide
November 2012: View Vaginitis Panel by DNA Direct Probe
November 2012: View Stool culture with Escherichia coli Shiga Toxin 1 & 2 detection
November 2012: View Clostridium difficile GDH/Toxin EIA testing with Reflex to Nucleic Acid
November 2012: View New Hematology System Implementation
May 2012: View Troponin I
May 2012: View B-Natriuretic Peptide(BNP)
March 2012: View Molecular viral load testing for HCV, HIV-1 and HBV
March 2012: View CA19-9
December 2011: View Anti-cyclic citrullinated peptide (Anti-CCP)
September 2011: View non-HDL Cholesterol
June 2011: View Partial Thromboplastin Time (PTT) Ratio Reporting Discontinued
June 2011: View Testosterone II
April 2011: View Cystatin C
December 2010: View Vitamin D, 25 Hydroxy, Total
December 2010: View Estradiol, Progesterone, Homocysteine, AFP Non-Maternal, and Intact PTH tests
September 2010: View Update on PFA testing
September 2010: View Ferritin Reference Range Adjustment
August 2010: View Hemoglobin A1c and Estimated Average Glucose(eAG)
July 2010: View HCG Beta Quantitative and Qualitative
May 2010: View Monoclonal Protein Expanded Panel – Serum
May 2010: View Herpes Simples Virus (HSV-1 and HSV-2)
Apr 2010: View Platelet Function Assay and Discontinuation of Bleeding Time
Mar 2010: View Laboratory Automation System Updates
Dec 2009: View Laboratory Automation System, Phase III (12/31/09)
Dec 2009: View Laboratory Automation System, Phase II (12/17/09)
Dec 2009: View Laboratory Automation System (12/10/09)
Nov 2009: View Rapid Molecular Methicillin-Resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) Screen, Nasal
Nov 2009: View Herpes Simplex Virus Type 1 and 2 Real-Time PCR (Qualitative)
April 2009: View Swine Flu
March 2009: View Bacterial Vaginosis (BV) Screen
May 2006: View Neisseria Gonorrhoeae and Chlamydia Trachomatis Confirmatory Testing
Nov 2005: View Prenatal Testing: Quadruple Screen
Mar 2005: View Hepatitis B Virus DNA by Real-Time TaqMan Quantitative PCR
Feb 2005: View Estimated Glomerular Filtration Rate
May 2003: View C-reactive Protein (High Sensitivity) - Update
Nov 2002: View B-Natriuretic Peptide (BNP) Testing
Apr 2002: View Antibiotic Susceptibility of Group B Streptococcus Isolated in Hawaii
Oct 2001: View Cardiac Injury Markers
Dec 2000: View Fetal Fibronectin
Dec 1999: View Hemoglobin A1c and Glycated Hemoglobins
Apr 1999: View Homocysteine
Dec 1996: View Allergen Specific IgE