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HMSA Precertification Request Update 10-27-2016
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Explanation of HMSA's precertification process

Medicare MolDx Excluded List Update 10-27-2016
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On September 1, 2016, Medicare published an updated version of its statutorily excluded Molecular Diagnostic (MolDx) tests. This bulletin provides an explanation and instructions on how to access this list.

Test Update: More Collection Sites for the H.pylori Breath Test 10-19-2016
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Expanded collection sites now available for the H.pylori Breath Test. 

New Test- Meningitis/Encephalitis Panel 10-17-2016
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The Film Array Meningitis/Encephalitis Panel is an FDA approved, comprehensive, multiplex molecular assay which accurately detects multiple organisms, including viruses, all on a single, minimal volume CSF specimen.

Respiratory Panel PCR Test Update 09-30-2016
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Beginning October 3, 2016, Kapiolani Medical Center for Women and Children will offer the Respiratory Panel by PCR on site to assist healthcare providers with faster diagnoses, improved antibiotic stewardship and quicker results. This test will continue to be offered at our reference lab as well.

Coagulation Testing Reference Range Update 09-26-2016
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Heparin Therapeutic Range will be adjusted effective September 26, 2016.

New Test: M.TB Direct PCR 09-19-2016
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The Cepheid Xpert® MTB/RIF Direct PCR assay rapidly identifies M. tuberculosis organisms, simultaneously detects rifampin-resistant MTB, and aids in the decision of whether continued airborne infection isolation is warranted for patients with suspected pulmonary tuberculosis.

Hepatitis A Testing 08-25-2016
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Test information for Hepatitis A Virus (HAV) available here.

Albumin to Creatinine (ACR) Test Update 05-01-2016
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The test name MICROALBUMIN, URINE RANDOM (code MAUR) will be changed to ALBUMIN-TO-CREATININE RATIO (ACR), URINE.  The test code remains the same.

New 1.8mL Coagulation Tube Available 04-01-2016
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Clinical Labs of Hawaii has added the 1.8mL BD Vacutainer™ Plus Plastic Citrate Tube to our supply list to allow for less blood volume to be collected from patients helping with blood utilization efforts, pediatric patients, and difficult collections in elderly patients.  Testing will be perfomed on both tube types.

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