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2012 Antibiogram Issue #183 Mar2012
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Abdominal Fat Aspirate for Amyloidosis Issue #93 July 2004
ABG not = CO Issue #53 Feb 2001
ABG not equal to CO2 Issue #53 Feb 2001

ABNs and CPT Codes

Issue #199 Sept/Oct 2013
Acetone/Ketone test unavailable Issue #179 Nov 2011
Acid phosphatase (Enzymatic prostatic) discontinued Issue #24 Sep 1997
Acid Phosphotase Assay discontinued Issue #30 Mar 1998
Activated Protein C resistance (factor V Leiden) Issue #18 Mar 1997
Add On tests Issue #155 Oct/Nov 2009

Adrenogenital syndrome, where biochemistry meets morphology

Issue #196 Mar 2013 

Advanced Beneficiary Notices

Issue #199 Sept/Oct 2013
Aerobic Culture procedure changes Issue #4 Jan 1996
AFB: New rapid culture system Issue #4 Jan 1996
Allergy testing, IgE specific Issue #189 Sept 2012
Algorithmic Approach Issue #187 July 2012
Alpha-1-antitrypsin Issue #169 Jan 2011
Alpha-fetoprotein Issue #169 Jan 2011
ALT/AST Normals r/o acute hepatitis Issue #71 Aug 2002
AML Mutation analysis/ prognosis Issue #164 Aug 2010
Amyloidosis, Abdominal Fat Issue #93 July 2004
Anaerobic culture, implementation of new procedures Issue #7 Apr 1996
ANCA Issue #96 Oct 2004
Anogenital HPV-Associated Lesions Issue #192 Dec 2012
Anthrax Issue #61 Oct 2001
Antibiogram 2013 Issue #195 Mar 2013
Anti-Xa assay for heparin therapy Issue #191 Nov 2012
Antibiogram, 2003 Issue #87 Jan 2004
Antibiogram 2012 Issue #183 Mar 2012
Antibiogram Data1999 Issue #55 April 2001
Antibiotic cost per day of treatment (see hard copy for charts) Issue #10 Jul 1996
Antibiotic susceptibility data1996 Issue #19 Apr 1997
Antibiotic susceptibility panel change in standard Issue #9 Jun 1996
Antibiotic susceptibility testing: New Practice Guidelines Issue # 3 Dec 1995
Antimicrobial Resistance in 2002 Issue #69 June 2002
Antineutrophil Cytoplasmic Antibody Issue #96 Oct 2004
Antinuclear antibody Issue #119 Sept 2006
Antinuclear antibody testing Issue #21 Jun 1997
Antithrombin III Issue #128 July 2007
Armbands for Patients new for Blood Bank Orders Issue #53 Feb 2001
ASCP phlebotomy teleconference scheduled for March 26 Issue #18 Mar 1997
ASCP teleconference Issue #25 Oct 1997
ASCP teleconference on urinalysis Issue #21 Jun 1997
ASO and the Anti-Dnase B test use Issue #14 Nov 1996
ASO/Dnase B package for post-streptococcal disease Issue #4 Jan 1996
AST and ALT, Prevalence and etiology of elevated levels Issue #83 Aug 2003
Athletic Performance Enhancing Substances Issue #121 Nov 2006
Atypical glandular cells, Pap smear Issue #110 Dec 2005
Atypical Squamous cells of undetermined significance Issue #45 Feb 2000
Audra Simmons, PA (ASCP) joins Rex Pathology Associates Issue #164 August 2010
Autoimmune Pancreatitis Issue #184 Apr 2012
Autologous Blood Donations Issue #13 Oct 1996
Automated gynecological screening Issue #20 May 1997
Automated Pap Smear Testing Issue #77 Feb 2003
Autopsy Changes 2014 Issue #201 Jan-Mar 2014
Autopsy Indications Issue #4 Jan 1996
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B12 Assay Recall Issue #185 May 2012
Bacterial Name Changes Issue #16 Jan 1997
Bacterial name changes … Beta-hemolytic streptococci Issue #19 Apr 1997
Bacterial susceptibility,review of data for 1998 Issue #31 Feb 1999
Barrett's Esophagus, Gut Check #1 Issue #58 July 2001
Beta-2-microglobulin Issue #169 Jan 2011
Bethesda System - Thyroid FNA Biopsy Issue #157 Jan 2010
Bethesda System for Pap Smear reporting Issue #50 Sept/Oct 2000
Biotin interference with PTH assay Issue #160 Apr 2010
Bleeding Disorder Evaluation Issue #79 Apr 2003
Blood culture bottle containing Escorb Issue # 3 Dec 1995
Blood Culture utilization Issue #14 Nov 1996
Blood collection tube labeling Issue #88 Feb 2004
Blood Counts, Reference Range Issue #166 Oct 2010
Blood Donation Issue #152 July 2009
Blood doping in athletes Issue #121 Nov 2006
Blood Product Transfusion Guidelines Issue #193 Jan 2013
Blood Transfusion Issue #193 Jan 2013
Blood Transfusion Testing Issue #186 June 2012
BNP Discontinued Issue #195 Mar 2013
Borrelia burgdorferi serology Issue #161 May 2010
BRCA testing Issue #128 July 2007
Breast, Columnar cell change Issue #133 Dec 2007
Breast, Duct Carcinoma in Situ Issue #88 Feb 2004
Breast, flat epithelial atypia Issue #133 Dec 2007
Breast Cancer, Sentinel Lymph Node Biopsy Issue #102 Apr 2005
Breast Cancer, Sentinel Lymph Node Biopsy Update Issue #122 Jan 2007
Breast Cancer Her2 Issue #114 Apr 2006
Breast Cancer : Last Nail (DNA Ploidy in ) Issue #31 Apr 1998
Breast cancer gene (BRCA1) Issue #21 Jun 1997
Breast Cancer (Her-2) Issue # 114 April 2006
Breast Cancer (Her-2 and ERA/PRA) Issue #141 Aug 2008
Breast carcinoma, cold ischemic time Issue #190 Oct 2012
Breast carcinoma, lumpectomy margins Issue #165 Sept 2010
Breast carcinoma update on prognostic indicators Issue #19 Apr 1997
Breast implant lymphoma (Anaplastic Large Cell) Issue #176 Aug 2011
Breast margins Issue #150 May 2009

Breast Predictive Factors (ERA/PRA/Her-2) 2013

Issue #200 Nov/Dec 2013
Breath Testing, GI Disease Issue #134 Jan 2008
Broom Versus Brush/Spatula Collection Devices for Surepath Specimens ValidationPap Issue #80 May 2003
B-type Natruiretic Peptide to be referred to Raleigh Community Hospital for analysis Issue #84 Sep 2003
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CA-125 Issue #169 Jan 2011
C. Difficile PCR Testing Issue #183 Mar 2012
C. Difficile Toxin A/B test offered at Rex… Issue #35 Oct/Nov 2000
Calcium Measurement: MRI Contrast agents Interfere Issue #75 Dec 2002
Campylobacter - stool (rapid test) Issue #169 Jan 2011
Cancer Genetic Screening Update Issue # 114 April 2006
Cancer Genetic Testing - Breast, Ovarian, Colorectal, Endometrial Issue #63 Dec 2001
Carbapenem breakpoints for Enterobacteriaceae Issue #183 Mar 2012

Carbapenem-resistant Enterobacteriaceae screening

Issue #198 July/Aug 2013
Cardiac Enzymology Update Issue #46 Mar 2000
Cary Outreach Laboratory Issue #12 Sept 1996
Cat Associated Lymphadenitis Issue #192 Dec 2012
Cat Scratch Lymphadenitis Issue #192 Dec 2012
Cath tips: New quantitative procedure for cultures Issue #4 Jan 1996
Catheter tip cultures are not clinically useful Issue #27 Dec 1997
CBC - Pediatric Hematology reference ranges Issue #166 Oct 2010
Celiac Disease Issue #66 Mar 2002
Celiac Disease (duodenal biopsy) Issue #146 Jan 2009
Celiac Disease Serology Issue #163 July 2010
Centaur Immunoassay Reference Ranges Issue #148 March 2009
Cerebrospinal Fluid Examination in patients with Lymphoma/Leukemia Issue #147 Feb 2009
Chemistry Profiles discontinued Issue #41 Sept 1999
Chemistry: change reference ranges Issue # 3 Dec 1995
Chiavetta retires Issue #152 July 2009
Chlamydia Direct urine test available through Rex Outreach Issue #9 Jun 1996
Chlamydia/GC testing expanded Issue #8 May 1996
Chlamydia - Molecular testing Issue #148 March 2009
Chlamydia, Ocular Infection Issue #176 Aug 2011
Cigarettes, lipids and death Issue #24 Sep 1997
Client Services at Rex Pathology Laboratory Issue #43 Dec 1999
Clopidogrel Pharmacogenomics Issue #182 Feb 2012
Clot Retraction test fades away Issue #50 Sept/Oct 2000
CMP/LFT duplicate testing Issue #128 July 2007
Coagulation testing - Pre-analytic Errors Issue #84 Sep 2003
Coagulation Testing: Change in Anticoagulant Concentration Issue #62 Nov 2001
Cockcroft Gault Formula (CrCl) Issue #121 Nov 2006
Cold ischemic time, breast carcinoma Issue #190 Oct 2012
Colon cancer, genetics Issue #99 Jan 2005
Colon Cancer, Hereditary Issue #99 Jan 2005
Colon polyps Issue #93 July 2004
Colorectal Cancer Screening & Educational Fair Issue #114 April 2006
Columnar cell change, Breast Issue #133 Dec 2007
Complete Blood Counts, Reference Range Issue #166 Oct 2010
Connective Tissue Disease panel Issue #119 Sept 2006
Coronary Artery Disease and Lipids Update Issue #56 May 2001
Coumadin (Warfarin) reversal Issue #16 Jan 1997
Coumadin therapy, A nonogram Issue #25 Oct 1997

CRE Screening

Issue #198 July/Aug 2013
Creatinine (IDMS traceable) Issue #177 Sep 2011
Creatinine Clearance, Estimate (Cockcroft Gault formula) Issue #121 Nov 2006
Creatinine, IDMS traceable Issue #139 June 2008
C-Reactive Protein High Sensitivity Issue #60 Sept 2001
C-reactive protein: the lab test that medicine forgot Issue #20 May 1997
Creutzfeldt-Jakob Disease (CJD) 1997 Issue #16 Jan 1997
Creutzfeldt-Jakob Disease (CJD) and the Blood Supply 2001 Issue #57 June 2001
Critical Values Issue #151 June 2009
Crossmatch Issue #186 June 2012
CRP and Cardiac Risk Issue #78 Mar 2003
Cryptosporidium/Giardia Issue #169 Jan 2011
Crystal exam Issue #110 Dec 2005
CSF and Urine Bacterial antigen tests discontinued Issue #28 Jan 1998
CSF and urine bacterial antigen tests not cost effective Issue #24 Sep 1997
CSF Collection for Laboratory Analysis Issue #156 Dec 2009
CSF Protein, Aminoglycosides Interfere Issue #57 June 2001
Cytogenetics analysis of stillbirths/IUFD/Placenta Spontaneous abortions Issue #12 Sept 1996
Cytogenetics Studies in Products of Conception Issue #69 June 2002
Cytogenetic Studies in Products of Conception (2009) Issue #156 Dec 2009
Cytologic Screening of the Anal Canal Issue #76 Jan 2003
Cytology (Non-Gyn), Specimen adequacy Issue #87 Jan 2004
Cytology Liquid Based Update Issue #60 Sept 2001
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Data Mining in the Laboratory Issue #59 Aug 2001
D-Dimer Case Study Issue #81 Jun 2003
D-Dimer reference range change Issue #144 Nov 2008
Di-iron-al variation Issue #103 May 2005
Death Investigation at Rex Hospital 2014 Issue #201 Jan-Mar 2014
Deaths to be Reported to the Medical Examiner Issue #77 Feb 2003
Diabetes Screening Compassionate, Conservative Issue #52 Jan 2001

Diagnosis Codes (CPT) and ABNs

Issue #199 Sept/Oct 2013
Diagnosing pneumonia, proposed change for sputum cultures Issue #7 Apr 1996
Diarrhea caused by "pathogenic" E. Coli Issue #12 Sept 1996
Diarrhea in hospitalized patients Issue #18 Mar 1997
Diarrhea in hospitalized patients Issue #2 Nov 1995
Diarrhea Nosocomial Work-up Issue #76 Jan 2003
Dilantin, Free Issue #176 Aug 2011
Disappearing synovial crystals Issue #110 Dec 2005
Discharge reports Issue #21 Jun 1997
DNA cell cycle analysis and Helper/suppresser ratios (CD4/CD8)Changesf Issue #22 Jul 1997
Drug Screens Issue #123 Feb 2007
Drug Screen, Pain Clinic Issue #164 Aug 2010
Du Testing Issue #186 June 2012
Duct carcinoma in situ, breast Issue #88 Feb 2004
Duodenal Biopsy Issue #146 Jan. 2009
DVT and the new D-dimer assay Issue #23 Aug 1997
Dysplastic Nevus - What is it? Can we reproducibly recongnize it? Issue #74 Nov 2002
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E. Coli 0157 stool screen is now available Issue #1 Oct 1995
Ear exostosis Issue #195 Mar 2013
Ehrlichiasis, New PCR test available Issue #11 Aug 1996
Elevated AST & ALT: Prevalence and Etiology Issue #83 Aug 2003
Emily A. Sundlof, MHS, joins Rex Pathology Associates Issue # 114 April 2006
Endocervical Polyps Issue #150 May 2009
Endocervix, colposcopic sampling Issue #110 Dec 2005
Endometrial biopsies, Adequacy of Issue #194 Feb 2013
Endometrial metaplasia Issue #190 Oct 2012
Enterobacteriaceae breakpoints Issue #183 Mar 2012
Eosinophilic esophagitis Issue #129 Aug 2007
Erythropoietin use in athletes Issue #121 Nov 2006
Esophagitis, eosinophilic Issue #129 Aug 2007
ESR: Antiquated? Overrated? Outmoded? Issue #19 Apr 1997
Estimated Avg Glucose and Hb A1c Issue #154 Sept 2009
Estimated glomerular filtration rate Issue #139 June 2008
Estradiol Issue #178 Oct 2011
Estrogen/Progesterone Receptors in Breast Cancer Issue #141 Aug 2008
Estrogen Administration Aids Pap Smear Interpretation Issue #109 Nov 2005
Estrogen and Progesterone Receptores in Breast Carcinoma Revisited Issue #134 Jan 2008

Estrogen Receptor Testing 2013f

Issue #200 Nov/Dec 2013
Exostosis, Ear Issue #195 Mar 2013
External Exam, Stillborn Fetus Issue #134 Jan 2008
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Factor VIII and Venous Thrombosis

Issue #157 Jan 2010
Factor XI deficiency Issue #110 Dec 2005
Fetal Demise Issue #134 Jan 2008
Fetal Fibronectin Issue #77 Feb 2003
Fetal Fibronectin and Preterm labor risk Issue #45 Feb 2000
Fetal lung maturity evaluation Changes Issue #22 Jul 1997
Fetal lung maturity testing Issue #162 Jun 2010

Fetal Thrombotic Vasculopathy (Placenta)

Issue #197 May/June 2013
Fibrinogen testing changes Issue #23 Aug 1997
Finch, Stephen - Lab Director Issue #145 Dec 2008
Fine Needle Aspirate of the Breast: Is there a role for this diagnostic tool? Issue #32 May 1998
Fine Needle Aspiration Biopsy Issue #68 May 2002
Flat epithelial atypia, Breast Issue #133 Dec 2007
FLM - Surfactant Issue #162 Jun 2010
FLM - Surfactant Discontinued Issue #182 Feb 2012
Flu season - Are you ready? Issue #50 Sept/Oct 2000
Flu Season Approaches… Issue #62 Nov 2001
Follicular Neoplasms, Thyroid Issue#145 Dec 2008
Foot and Mouth Disease Issue #54 Mar 2001
Free T4 Reference Range Issue #35 Oct/Nov 2000
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Gastrointestinal Disease, Breath Testing Issue #134 Jan 2008
GC and Chlamydia: New single swab screen Issue #1 Oct 1995
Genetic Screening - Cancer Issue #114 April 2006

Genetic Test Counseling (CIGNA)

Issue #199 Sept/Oct 2013
Giardia/Cryptosporidium Issue #169 Jan 2011
Glandular atypia, Pap smear Issue #110 Dec 2005
Glucose, Estimated Average Issue #154 Sept 2009
Glomerular filtration rate, estimated Issue #139 June 2008
Glucose, Gray Top Issue #113 Mar 2006
Glucose Tolerance Test, Jellybean Issue #113 Mar 2006
Glucose tolerance test obsolete? Issue #15 Dec 1996
Glucose Tolerance test obsolete? (the sequel) Issue #27 Dec 1997
Glycohemoglobin,(Yet another) Change in Issue #45 Feb 2000
Gonorrhea - Molecular testing Issue #148 March 2009
Gram stains turnaround time rapid on of normally sterile body fluids Issue #7 Apr 1996
Group A Strep: New ultra-sensitive screen Issue #25 Oct 1997
Group B Strep: New & enhanced Issue #13 Oct 1996
Group B Strep Screening (Prenatal) Issue #169 Jan 2011
Group B Streptcoccal Disease - (Prevention of Perinatal) New CDC Guidelines Issue #75 Dec 2002
Group B Streptococcus, Pregnancy Issue #87 Jan 2004
Gut Check #9 - Breath Testing for GI Disease Issue #134 Jan 2008
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H. pylori in Peptic Ulcer Disease Diagnosis Issue #31 Feb 1999
H. pylori lab test for mummies Issue #87 Jan 2004
H. pylori serology Follow-up indications Issue #10 Jul 1996
Hb A1c and estimated average glucose Issue #154 Sept 2009
Hb A1c for Diabetes Mellitus Issue #160 Apr 2010
Hb A1c reference range change Issue #174 June 2011
HCFA authorized Lab Panels Issue #30 Mar 1998
HCFA panels Issue #29 Feb 1998
HCV lookback underway Issue #36 Jan 1999
HDL-Cholesterol direct method Issue #31 Feb 1999
Helicobacter pylori diagnostic testing Issue #80 May 2003
Helicobacter pylori infection Diagnosing Issue #9 Jun 1996
Helicobacter pylori, Value of serology studies in determining cure Issue #41 Sept 1999
Helpful hints for orders/results for Microbiology tests in hospital computer system Issue #11 Aug 1996
Hemachromatosis Quiz Issue #42Oct/Nov 1999
Hemochromatosis and Blood Donations Issue #60 Sept 2001
Hemochromatosis, an update Issue #20 May 1997
Hemochromatosis: A common disease that is frequently undiagnosed Issue #33 Jun/Jul 1998
Hemoglobin A1c and estimaged average glucose Issue #154 Sept 2009
Hemoglobin A1c for Diabetes Issue #160 Apr 2010
Hemoglobin A1c reference range change Issue #174 Jun 2011
Hemolytic Disease Fetus or Newborn Issue #186 June 2012
Heparin (Anti-Xa) assay Issue #191 Nov 2012
Heparin Induced Thrombocytopenia (HIT) Issue #29 Feb 1998
Heparin Induced Thromocytopenia Issue #72 Sep 2002
Hepatic Iron, Quantitative - Minimum specimen requirements Issue #66 Mar 2002

Her-2 Testing 2013

Issue #200 Nov/Dec 2013
Hereditary Colon Cancer Issue #99 Jan 2005
Hereditary colorectal cancer Issue #99 Jan 2005
Hepatitis C Serology Issue #106 Aug 2005
HER2 / neu Gene Amplification and Breast Carcinoma Issue # 114 April 2006
Her-2 and Hormone Receptors in Breast Cancer Issue #141 Aug 2008
HER2 Protein Issue #52 Jan 2001
Herpes Serology (Limitations of) Issue #141 Aug 2008
Herpes Simplex - Molecular Testing Issue #148 March 2009
Herpes Simplex serology 2010 Issue #161 May 2010
HIV: CDC guidelines for prevention after occupational exposure Issue #11 Aug 1996
HIV p24 Antigen discontinued Issue #87 Jan 2004
HIV-1 test (SUDS) Rapid no longer available Issue #50 Sept/Oct 2000
Hollister Armbanding to Begin Issue #54 Mar 2001
Homocysteine and vascular risk Issue #24 Sep 1997
Hormone receptor testing for management of Breast Cancer Issue #8 May 1996
Hospital Inspections Issue #54 Mar 2001
HPV-Associated Lesions of Anogenital Tract Issue #192 Dec 2012
HPV Typing as an adjunct to the ASCUS Pap Smear Issue #68 May 2002
Human Chorionic Gonadotropin Testing Issue #79 Apr 2003
Human Papilloma Virus typing as an adjunct to the Pap Smear Issue #50 Sept/Oct 2000
Hypercoagulability workup Issue #146 Jan 2009
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IgE Allergy tests Issue #189 Sept 2012
IgG4 testing Issue #184 Apr 2012
Immunoassays, Analytical Errors Issue #67 Apr 2002
Infectious disease testing, Collecting and Submitting specimens Issue #29 Feb 1998
Inflammatory Bowel Disease Serology Panel Issue #114 April 2006
International normalized ratio and protimes Issue #14 Nov 1996
Intrauterine Fetal Demise - External Examinatin of Stillborn Fetus Issue #134 Jan 2008
Ionized calcium, specimen change for outpatients Issue #14 Nov 1996
Iron Deficiency Anemia Test Issue #61 Oct 2001
Iron levels, diurnal variation Issue #103 May 2005
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JC Virus, CSF, Molecular Detection Issue #175, July 2011
Jellybean Glucose Tolerance Test Issue #113 Mar 2006
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KOH direct microscopy for fungal elements Issue #1 Oct 1995
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Lab Error, specimen labeling and tomatoes Issue #42Oct/Nov 1999
Labeling of blood collection tubes Issue #88 Feb 2004
Labeling of Correct surgery site Issue #84 Sep 2003
Laboratory accreditation status Issue #28 Jan 1998
Laboratory Bulletin Client Survey Issue #15 Dec 1996
Laboratory management update Issue #19 Apr 1997

Laboratory Test Menu

Issue #199 Sept/Oct 2013
Lactoferrin and Diarrhea Issue #43 Dec 1999
Lamellar bodies Issue #162 Jun 2010
Last Time (for 1999) Issue #43 Dec 1999
Leukemia, acute myeloid, prognosis Issue #164 Aug 2010
Leukocyte reduction blood products and CMV transmission by transfusion Issue #33 Jun/Jul 1998
LFT/CMP duplicate testing Issue #128 July 2007
Lipid abnormalities in older womenf Issue #41 Sept 1999
Lipid Profile Interpretation Issue #152 July 2009
Lipid Targets 2010 Issue #155 Nov 2010
Lipoprotein phospholipase A2 discontinued at Mayo Issue #144 Nov 2008
Lipoprotein Subclassification Issue #44 Jan 2000
Liver Biopsy Patient Information Sheet Issue #113 Mar 2006
Lung Biopsy (Open) for “Medical Disease” Issue #103 May 2005
Lupus Anticoagulant Issue #187 July 2012
Lupus Anitcoagulant Quiz Issue #53 Feb 2001
Lupus Anticoagulant: Not necessarily Lupus and not necessarily an anticoagulant Issue #38 May 1999
Lyme Disease Serology Issue #106 Aug 2005
Lyme disease serology 2010 Issue #161 May 2010ff
Lyme Disease using serology Diagnosing
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Magnesium Levels - Limited Value in ICU Patients Issue #59 Aug 2001
Magnesium:Revision of expected (normal) values for serum Issue #12 Sept 1996
March Teleconference on Using Critical Pathways Issue #28 Jan 1998
MCV and Hemoglobinopathies Issue #68 May 2002

Medicaid BMI Percentile Requirements (Well Child Checks)

 Issue #197 May/June 2013
Met. CA - ? Primary Issue #55 April 2001
Metabolic Syndrome Issue #78 Mar 2003
Methotrexate assay Cancellation Issue #21 Jun 1997
Methotrexate discontinued Issue #128 July 2007
Microalbuminuria Issue #17, Feb 1997
Microbiology coverage on evening shift Issue # 3 Dec 1995
Microbiology Telephoned results Issue #2 Nov 1995
Microbiology, Change in chart report … Issue #39 Jul 1999
Microbiology: New chart reports Issue #28 Jan 1998
Moby Lab: Trolling for Disease on the Sea of Managed Care Issue #23 Aug 1997
Molar Pregnancy Issue #150 May 2009
Molecular Testing - Chlamydia, GC & Herpes Issue #148 Mar 2009
Monitoring antibiotic resistance Issue #31 Apr 1998
Monoclonal Gammopathy of Undetermined Significance Issue #70 July 2002
MRSA (Methicillin Resistant Staph aureus) Issue #5 Feb 1996
MRSA Nasal Screening Issue #194 Feb 2013
Multiple Sclerosis Profile Issue #156 Dec 2009
Mumps Skin Testing discontinued Issue #78 Mar 2003
Muscle biopsy Issue #145 Dec 2008
Mutation Analysis for FLT-3 and NPM-1 in Acute Myeloid Leukemia Issue #164 August 2010
Mycoplasm pneumonia antibody test now available Issue #4 Jan 1996
Mycoplasma and ureaplasma infections Issue #10 Jul 1996
Myelodysplactic Syndromes (Refractory Anemia) - 2008 WHO classification Issue #149 Apr 2009
Myoglobin discontinued Issue #50 Sept/Oct 2000
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National Medical Laboratory Week Issue #7 Apr 1996
Neckties as Health Hazard Issue #96 Oct 2004
NCEP Adult Treatment Panel III Issues New Guidelines Issue #58 July 2001
Nerve biopsy Issue #145 Dec 2008
New Administrative Laboratory Director (Barbara Wetherbee) Issue #4 Jan 1996
New laboratory computer system and microbiology reports Issue #17 Feb 1997
New laboratory information system Issue #16 Jan 1997
New microbiology "Urgent Fax Notification" available Issue #8 May 1996
New Pathologist arrival - Dr. Russell Ball Issue #43 Dec 1999
No diagnosis, nor reimburs--ment Issue #9 Jun 1996
No Fooling! More Laboratory Panel changes Issue #47 Apr 2000
Non-Small Cell Lung Cancer Issue #180 Dec 2011
Notice regarding termination by Dr. Ball Issue #51 Nov/Dec 2000
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Ocular Chlamydia Infection Issue #176 Aug 2011
Open Lung Biopsy Issue #103 May 2005
Outreach Services Issue #173 May 2011
Outreach Specimen Labels and Requisitions Issue #57 June 2001
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Pancreas FNA - Endoscopic Ultrasound Guided Issue #142 Sept 2008
Pancreatitis, autoimmune Issue #184 Apr 2012
Pap Smear Accuracy Issue #55 April 2001
Pap Smear and Ascus Issue #39 Jul 1999
Pap smear, glandular atypia Issue #110 Dec 2005
Pap Smear, Short Term Estrogen Aids Interpretation Issue #109 Nov 2005
Pap Smear Reports to Incorporate Bethesda 2001 Revisions Issue #67 Apr 2002
Pap Smear specimen adequacy Issue #47 Apr 2000
Pap Smears - Follow-up recommended for suboptimal specimens Issue #79 Apr 2003
Pap Smears - Reactive Cellular Changes Issue #57 June 2001
Pap Smears: Autocyte Prep - A New Thin Layer Technology for Cervicovaginal Issue #56 May 2001
Pap Test, Unsatisfactory Specimens Issue #175, July 2011
Paraganglioma/Pheochromocytoma Issue #179 Nov 2011
Parathyroid Hormone Assay now available at Rex Issue #71 Aug 2002
Parathyroid hormone interference from biotin Sentinel Lymph Node Data (2008-2009) Issue #160 Apr 2010
Partial Mole Issue #156 Dec 2009
Pathology chairman and administrative lab director Issue #22 Jul 1997

Patient Telephone Access for Lab Reports Discontinued

Issue #199 Sept/Oct 2013
Pediatric Hematology reference ranges Issue # 166 Oct 2010
Penicillin Reporting for Staphylococcus Issue #148 Mar 2009
PFA-100, A Simple Assay for Platelet Function Issue #86 Nov 2003
Pharmacogenomics-Warfarin & Clopidogrel Issue #182 Feb 2012
Phenytoin, Free Issue #176 Aug 2011
Pheochromocytoma/Paraganglioma Issue #179 Nov 2011
Pheochromocytoma, Plasma Metanephrines Best Test Issue #69 June 2002
Phospholipase A2 discontinued at Mayo Issue #144 Nov 2008

Physician Office-Based (Pipelle®) Endometrial Biopsies

Issue #194 Feb 2013
Physician Signatures Issue #168 Dec 2010

Placenta – Fetal Thrombotic Vasculopathy

Issue #197 May/June 2013
Platelet Transfusion, Apheresis Platelets: Are they really better? Issue #57 June 2001
Platelets, Pooled (for Transfusion) Issue #113 Mar 2006
Pneumocystis Issue #59 Aug 2001
PneumoVax Hospitalist protocol for Immunization Issue #65 Feb 2002
Point of Care Network Issue #178 Oct 2011
Polyclonal Gammopathy Issue #81 Jun 2003
Polyclonal Gammopathy (2) Issue #170 Feb 2011
Polycythemia Vera Issue #82 Jul 2003
Practice protocol for surgical pathology Issue #5 Feb 1996
Pregnancy, Group B Streptococcus Issue #87 Jan 2004
Pretransfusion Testing Issue #186 June 2012
Primary release of document outlining Practice Standards for infectious disease testing Issue #6 Mar 1996
Pro BNP Replaces BNP Issue #195 Mar 2013
Procainamide/NAPA Discontinued Issue #180 Dec 2011

Progesterone Receptor Testing 2013

Issue #200 Nov/Dec 2013
Prostate Specific Antigen (method change) Issue #36 Jan 1999
Protein 14-3-3, CSF in Dementia Issue #175, July 2011
Protein C Issue #128 July 2007
Protein C and S test available at Rex Lab Issue #38 May 1999
Protein S Issue #128 July 2007
PSA : Effects of ejaculation and exercise Issue #12 Sept 1996
PSA for Prostate Cancer Screening Issue #83 Aug 2003

PSA Screening vs. PSA Diagnostic Lab Testing

Issue #196 Mar 2013 
Pseudomonas aerugenosa, Piperacillin no longer reported Issue #7 Apr 1996
PT and PTT changes 1996 Issue #15 Dec 1996
PT Ratio says Goodbye Issue #32 May 1998
PTH - interference from biotin Issue #160 Apr 2010
PTT changes 2001 Issue #53 Feb 2001
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Quantiferon-TB Gold Issue #186 June 2012
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Rapid Strep Screen Performance Issue #109 Nov 2005
RBC transfusion: More on Prestorage Leukocyte Reduced blood products Issue #30 Mar 1998
RBC Transfusions: Benefit or Risk Factor? Issue #47 Apr 2000
Reactive Gastropathy, Gut Check #2 Issue #59 Aug 2001
Red Blood Cell Transfusion, Adsol now used for Red Blood Cell storage Issue #11 Aug 1996
Red Blood Cell Transfusion, Blood Bank moves to 100% Leukocyte Depletion Issue #36 Jan 1999
Red Cell Mass discontinued Issue #87 Jan 2004
Reference Range - Centaur Immunoassays Issue #148 Mar 2009
Reference Test Reports, Scanned Issue #188 Aug 2012
Reference Test Results "On Line" Issue #62 Nov 2001
Refractory Anemia (Myelodysplastic Syndromes) - 2008 WHO Classificaton Issue #149 Apr 2009
Reporting negative cultures Issue #1 Oct 1995
Reporting susceptibility test results -- are we really communicating Issue #15 Dec 1996
Respiratory cultures: More focused work-ups Issue #13 Oct 1996
Respiratory Infections - Diagnosing Upper Issue #39 Jul 1999
Revised Troponin Reference Range Issue #117 July 2006
Rex Blood Plan new location Issue #17 Feb 1997
Rex Blood Services Issue #152 July 2009
Rex lab recently inspected Issue #17 Feb 1997
Rex Outreach moving Issue #6 Mar 1996
Rex Outreach Services Issue #173 May 2011
Rh Immune Globulin Issue #186 June 2012
Rh Immune Globulin Dosage Guidelines Issue #57 June 2001
RhoGam Issue #186 June 2012
Robert B. Brainard, Ph.D. announces retirement Issue #28 Jan 1998
Robert E. Kanich, MD to retire Issue #31 Apr 1998
Rocky Mountain Spotted Fever Issue #22 Jul 1997
Rotavirus testing … Gastric urease results … Issue #36 Jan 1999
Rubella antibody screen now done "in house" Issue #2 Nov 1995
Rubella IgM Serology discontinued Issue #139 June 2008
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Same Day Surgery: Whole blood PT and APTT Issue #5 Feb 1996
SARS - Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome Issue #79 Apr 2003
Scanned Reference Reports Issue #188 Aug 2012
Schilling test discontinued Issue #38 May 1999
Schillings test steps down Issue #35 Oct/Nov 2000
Schistocytes Issue #109 Nov 2005
Secretin (Lack of) Issue #61 Oct 2001
Sentinel lymph node biopsy, Breast Cancer Issue #102 Apr 2005
Sentinel lymph node biopsy update, Breast Cancer Issue #122 Jan 2007
Serrated colon polyps Issue #93 July 2004
Sessile serrated adenoma Issue #93 July 2004
Simons, Audra (PA) Issue #164 Aug 2010
Special Collection Fees Issue #141 Aug 2008
Special Collections Issue #128 July 2007
Specimen Requirements Issue #155 Oct/Nov 2009

Spleen Pathology

Issue #198 July/Aug 2013

Splenic Lymphoma

Issue #198 July/Aug 2013
Sputum and tracheal/endotrachial aspirates: Guidelines for screening and rejecting Issue #6 Mar 1996
Sputum for AFC (tuberculosis), collection of specimens Issue #2 Nov 1995
Sputum: Rejection of unsatisfactory specimens Issue #18 Mar 1997
Stability time for Prothrombin time (PT) assay Issue # 3 Dec 1995
Standard Practice Guidelines for Microbiology Issue # 3 Dec 1995
Staphylococcus - Penicillin Reporting Issue #148 Mar 2009
Steathohepatitis Issue #65 Feb 2002
Strep pneumoniea testing and viridian's group streptococci for resistance Issue #31 Apr 1998
Stillborn Fetus Issue #134 Jan 2008
Stillborn Fetus- External Examination to Estimate Time of Intrauterine Fetal Demise Issue #134 Jan 2008
Stool Campylobacter (stool) Issue #169 Jan 2011
Streptococcus pneumonia, Penicillin Resistant Issue #5 Feb 1996
Strep Screen vs. Culture Issue #109 Nov 2005
Sugar Water Test replaced with PI-Linked antigen Issue #66 Mar 2002
Sundlof, Emily, PA Issue #114 Apr 2006
Surepath Technical Bulletin (June 2012) Issue #188 Aug 2012
Surepath vs Cytyc Thinprep Issue #74 Nov 2002
Surfer's Ear Issue #195 Mar 2013
Surgical pathology report changes Issue #21 Jun 1997
Susceptibility testing for haemophilus (see hard copy for charts) Issue #14 Nov 1996
Sweat Chloride Discontinued Issue #183 Mar 2012
Synovial crystal exam Issue #110 Dec 2005
Synovial fluid crystal examination Issue #24 Sep 1997
Syphilis – Reverse algorithm experience Issue #188 Aug 2012
Syphilis Algorithm Revised to include TP-PA Issue #181 Jan 2012
Syphilis antibody interpretation table Issue #166 Oct 2010
Syphilis serology 2010 Issue #161 May 2010
Syphilis testing 2007 Issue #128 July 2007
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TB, Quantiferon-TB Gold Issue #186 June 2012

Telephone Results (Patient Access Discontinued)

Issue #199 Sept/Oct 2013

Test Menu Online

Issue #199 Sept/Oct 2013
Test Specimen Requirements Issue #155 Oct/Nov 2009
Testing, Molecular- Chlamydia, Gonorrhea & Herpes Issue #148 Mar 2009
Testing Reference Range - Centaur Immunoassays Issue #148 Mar 2009
TFT - Test notes Issue #69 June 2002
TFT in Pregnancy and Childhood Issue #83 Aug 2003
Thin Prep Pap test to be available through Rex Laboratory Issue #33 Jun/Jul 1998
Thrombophilia Issue #76 Jan 2003

Thrombophilia and Factor VIII

Issue #157 Jan 2010
Thrombophilia workup Issue #146 Jan 2009

Thyroid Cytology - Bethesda System

Issue #157 Jan 2010
Thyroid FNA - Bethesda Review Issue #163 July 2010

Thyroid FNA - Bethesda System

Issue #157 Jan 2010
Thyroid FNA - Post Bethesda System Issue #174 June 2011
Thyroid FNA – Surgical Pathology Correlation 2011-2012 Issue #185 May 2012
Thyroid FNA biopsy (2005) Issue #102 Apr 2005
Thyroid Fine Needle Aspiration biopsy Issue #36 Jan 1999
Thyroid Follicular Neoplasms Issue #145 Dec 2008
Thyroid Frozen Section? Just say no Issue #35 Oct/Nov 2000
Thyroid Function Tests for Y2K Issue #40 Aug 1999
Thyroid function tests update Issue #108 Oct 2005
Thyroglobulin Antibody Testing Discontinued at Mayo Laboratories Issue #170 Feb 2011
Tick borne infectious disease- Questions concerning North Carolina Issue #41 Sept 1999
Tick-borne disease in North Carolina Issue #32 May 1998
Tissue processing: Are there special circumstances that optimize? Issue #27 Dec 1997
TORCH is Passed Issue #63 Dec 2001
Toxoplasma Lymphadenitis Issue #192 Dec 2012
TP-PA in Syphilis Algorithm Issue #181 Jan 2012
Transferrin Issue #169 Jan 2011
Transfused white cells: reducing the risk Issue #25 Oct 1997
Transfusion Guidelines Issue #193 Jan 2013
Transfusion Reaction, be alert for recently described Issue #29 Feb 1998
Transfusion Testing Issue #186 June 2012
Troponin and Chemotherapy-induced Cardiotoxicity Issue #144 Nov 2008
Troponin Reference Range Changes Issue #131 Oct 2007
Troponin - Revised Reference Range (now obsolete) Issue #117 July 2006
TSH Reference Range Changes Issue #130 Sep 2007
Tubal (Ciliated Cell) Metaplasia Issue #70 July 2002
Tuberculosis, Quantiferon-TB Gold Issue #186 June 2012
Type & Screen Issue #186 June 2012
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Update on HCFA guidelines, medical necessity, and coding requirements Issue #30 Mar 1998
Urinary Microalbumin ( and ideal test for real managed care) Issue #17 Feb 1997
Urinary Tract Infections - Laboratory Diagnosis Issue #75 Dec 2002

Urine Albumin/creatinine ration

Issue #17, Feb 1997
Urine cultures: New Laboratory practice standards Issue #5 Feb 1996
Urine Pain Clinic Drug Screen Issue #164 August 2010
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Vaginitis/Vaginosis Issue #173 May 2011
Valproic Acid Issue #6 Mar 1996
Vancomycin monitoring Issue #144 Nov 2008
Vancomycin-susceptible, intermediate, resistant S. aureus Issue #83 Aug 2003
Vancomycin trough target values change Issue #174 June 2011
Varicella serology 2010 Issue #161 May 2010
Varicella-Zoster IgG antibody testing Issue #1 Oct 1995
Vasculitis Antibody Panel Issue #96 Oct 2004
Vincent C. Smith joins Pathology Group Issue #69 June 2002
Viral Hepatitis Issue #51 Nov/Dec 2000
Viral Hepatitis testing update Issue #51 Nov/Dec 2000
Viral Skin Cultures - Lab notes Issue #74 Nov 2002
VISA: Vancomycin-intermediate Staph. Aureus Issue #83 Aug 2003
Vitamin B12 Assay Recall Issue #185 May 2012
Vitamin D (1,25-OH) Testing at Mayo Issue #158 Feb 2010F
Vitamin D (obsolete) Issue #122 Jan 2007
Vitamin D Target Values > 20 ng/mL Issue #174 June 2011
Vitamin D Total (25-OH D2 & D3) Testing at Rex Issue #158 Feb 2010
Von Willebrand's Disease and Menstral Bleeding Issue #64 Jan 2002
Von Willebrand Panel Issue #103 May 2005
VRE (Vancomycin Resistant Enterococci) Issue #5 Feb 1996
VRE (Vancomycin Resistant Enterococci) stool screen Issue #10 Jul 1996
Vulvar Pathology Issue #148 Mar 2009
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Warfarin Pharmacogenomics Issue #1f82 Feb 2012
Warfarin Reversal Guidelines Issue #62 Nov 2001
Weak D testing Issue #186 June 2012
Web-based Lab Resources Issue #178 Oct 2011
Web-based resources Issue #108 Oct 2005

Well Child Checks (Medicaid BMI Percentile Requirements)

 FIssue #197 May/June 2013
West Nile Virus Issue #73 Oct 2002
What to do with a history of tick bite Issue #6 Mar 1996
Wounds and normally sterile fluid cultures: New Practice Guidelines for Issue # 3 Dec 1995
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Xanthomonas maltophilia susceptibility Issue #8 May 1996
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Yeast susceptibility data Issue #22 Jul 1997
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