Laboratory Services News & Publications

Laboratory Services News

Effective Monday, December 6, 2021, Nationwide Children's Laboratory Services will change notification of Laboratory Courtesy results to community physicians. For more information, please click here.

 

Testing Updates

On May 16, 2022, Group A Strep rRNA GenProb  (test code GASDRP) will be retired and replaced with Group A Strep, Molecular (test code GASM). The new GASM test will require the same COPAN/BBL dual/single culture swab in liquid Stuart’s transport media. Only throat swabs are acceptable. For more information, click here.

 

On March, 14, 2022, the Institute for Genomic Medicine (IGM) Clinical Laboratory will be offering a new test called Next Generation Sequencing (NGS) Neuroblastoma Panel. Please note, this test will be replacing the ALK Targeted Sequencing Assay (test code ALK). For more information, click here.

 

On March 7, 2022, the NCH Institute for Genomic Medicine (IGM) Clinical Laboratory will start offering a new test called Spinal Muscular Atrophy (SMA) Dosage Analysis. Please note, this test will be replacing the ALK Targeted Sequencing Assay (test code ALK). For more information, click here.

 

On February 23, 2022, Quantitative Amino Acid testing for CSF (QAAC), Serum/Plasma (QAAS),Urine (QAAUP), and Maple Syrup Disease Monitor (MSUD) will be updated to a new methodology of Liquid Chromatography – Tandem Mass Spectrometry (LC-MS/MS) from High Performance Liquid Chromatography (HPLC). A cross reference of old to new test codes are shown below:

 

 

 

 

New Reference Ranges

May 16, 2022

Lead Testing-Whole Blood and Filter Card

 

February 23, 2022:

Plasma Amino Acids

Urine Amino Acids

CSF Amino Acids

Osmolality Serum and Plasma

 

 

Sexually Transmitted Infection Testing Resources

Nationwide Children’s Laboratory Services provides resources for health care professionals, including a Sexually Transmitted Infections Practice Tool. Visit