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Quality Update Library 2012 and 2011

All of the following Quality Updates are downloadable and available for printing.

The Quality Update is a quarterly lab information newsletter for healthcare providers that includes new test updates, specimen collection changes, patient service center news, and general announcements. 

All of the following Quality Updates are downloadable and available for printing. Some of the highlights of each issue include:



Fall 2012 : CompuNet Offers Advanced Lipid Testing, New CDC Hepatitis C Recommendations and Testing Options, Endocervical Curettage Specimen Collection Guidelines, Improvements to HIV Testing Algorithm, Inclement Weather Process for Specimen Pick-up Additional Updates, How Clotting Impacts CBC Results, New Tests Available, Test Changes, Discontinued Tests Tulips… (Fall2012.pdf)

Summer 2012 : Respiratory Allergy Profile Being Expanded, Maintaining Frozen Specimen Integrity, Patient Service Center Updates, Department Contact Information, Additional Updates, Remembrance Tulips… (Summer2012.pdf)

Winter 2012 : HPV and Pap Co-testing Recommendations, Ohio Department of Health Heavy Metals Test Requirements, Quality Update Article Correction, Multiple Testing Options Now Available for Histoplasma Capsulatum, Patient Service Center Updates, Prescription Drug Monitoring Update, Hepatitis C Virus (HCV) Test Reporting Change, Clostridium difficile Testing Updates, Billing Update: Requesting Adjustments on Your Client Bill, Improvements to Herpes Simplex Virus Testing, Care360® News, New Test, Discontinued Tests, Test Changes & Modifications… (Winter2012.pdf)


Fall 2011 : Using Care360™ Standing Orders, Revised Advance Beneficiary Notice of Non-Coverage (ABN) goes into effect January 1, 2012, New Prescription Drug Monitoring Cut-off Levels, Campylobacter Test Changes, Rose Gardener’s Disease, Care360™ News, Additional Updates, Discontinued Tests, New Test, Test Changes & Modifications… (Fall2011.pdf)

Summer 2011 : “Real-Time” Test Menu and Directory of Services Now Available Online, Clinical Information Necessary on Cytology Requisitions, CompuNet Introduces Prescription Drug Monitoring Program, Patient Service Center Updates, Hepatitis Tests Available through CompuNet, Additional Updates, New Tests, Test Changes, Discontinued Tests… (Summer2011.pdf)

Spring 2011 : Vitamin D – Which Test Do I Order and When?, Clarification of Image-Guided Pap Report Message, Glucose Tolerance Test (GTT) Scheduling, Notification of Critical Values – Updates, Patient Service Center Updates, Time And Date Of Collection Impact Analyte Stability, Patient Requests for Lab Results, Additional Updates, New Tests, Test Changes & Modifications, Reactivated Tests, Discontinued Tests… (Spring2011.pdf)