Test Bulletins

ACL Laboratories continuously strives to provide the best laboratory services possible. Our Test Bulletins and Important Announcements include information regarding new test offerings, changes in test procedures, reference range changes, or modifications in specimen collection protocol and/or new specimen collection devices.

oct. 26, 2021

ACL Updates Gastrointestinal Pathogen Panel

Effective immediately, ACL Laboratories has changed the test methodology for the Gastrointestinal Pathogen Panel (Test Order Code LAB9037). There has been a significant shortage with molecular testing reagents due to the Covid-19 pandemic, which has made it difficult to obtain reagents for our current testing methodology. Read more

oct. 04, 2021

High Sensitivity Troponin Implementation FAQ

ACL Laboratories will be replacing the current Troponin assay with a high sensitivity Troponin assay, on Thursday, October 21, 2021. High sensitivity Troponin (hs Troponin) assays have several benefits and clinical utility over the current contemporary assays. Read more

oct. 04, 2021

ACL Offers High Sensitivity Troponin

Effective Thursday, October 21, 2021, ACL Laboratories will replace the current ultrasensitive Troponin I (TROPI) on the Siemens Vista and Dimension platforms with high sensitivity Troponin I (TROPIH). Read more

oct. 04, 2021

ACL Converts Vaginal Pathogens to Hologic Aptima Assays

Effective Wednesday, October 20, 2021, ACL Laboratories will convert Vaginal Pathogens testing to one standardized platform on the Hologic® Panther® System. Read more

sep. 08, 2021

August / September 2021 Test Bulletin

ACL Announces Changes to the Reporting of eGFR -- ACL Test Updates Read more

jul. 29, 2021

July 2021 Test Bulletin

ACL Test Updates -- MLH1 Methylation (Test Order Code LAB9966) -- MGMT Methylation (Test Order Code LAB9946) -- Mosquito Borne Panel by PCR (Test Order Code LAB9947) -- Blastomyces Antibody, Complement Fixation (Test Order Code LAB9392) -- Phospholipase A2 Receptor (Test Order Code PLA2R) Ab, IgG w/Reflex to Titer -- … Read more

mar. 04, 2021

March 2021 Test Bulletin

• Reporting of SARS-COV-2 Cycle Threshold (Ct) Values for Rapid SARS-COV-2 Testing (Advocate Aurora Health rapid testing only) • Organic Acids Screen, Urine (Test Order Code ORGUR) - New Performing Laboratory • ACL Announces Test Methodology Change for Inhibin B (Test Order Code INHIBB) Read more

nov. 11, 2020

Important Announcement APTT Reference Range Changes

Effective midnight Tuesday, November 17, 2020, ACL Laboratories will standardize to a new lot of coagulation reagents and will begin using a new reference range, therapeutic range, and critical value for Activated Partial Thromboplastin Time (Test Order Code APTT). Read more

aug. 17, 2020

National Shortage of Aptima Unisex Collection Kits

Due to the wide spread use of these collection devices, there is a national shortage of Aptima® Unisex collection devices used primarily for Chlamydia, Gonorrhea and/or Trichomonas laboratory testing. Please read the attached document for additional information and alternative collection devices acceptable for Chlamydia and/or Gonorrhea testing. Read more

aug. 14, 2020

Acceptable Specimen Collection Devices for SwabOne Testing

Effective August 24, 2020, ACL Laboratories will not be able to perform testing using ESwab™ as a collection device. ACL Laboratories changed the methodology for Women’s Health SwabOne™ testing for vaginal pathogens effective Thursday, July 16, 2020. This new method is FDA approved and requires specimen (vaginal swab) collected using … Read more

aug. 05, 2020

ACL Laboratories Discontinues In-House Testing for Viral Loads

Effective immediately, ACL Laboratories has discontinued in-house testing for the following tests: • BKV Quantitative by PCR (BKVQN) • BKV Quantitative by PCR, Urine (UKVQN) • CMV Quantitative by PCR (CMVQN) • EBV Quantitative by PCR (EBVQN) • Blood Viral Panel Quantitative by PCR (BVPQN) The reagent needed for these … Read more

jul. 23, 2020

2020 Annual Physicians Report

ACL Laboratories maintains an active compliance program that reflects our commitment to conduct business in compliance with all federal, state and local laws. As a participant in federally funded health care programs, ACL Laboratories is required by the Office of Inspector General (OIG) and the US Department of Justice (DOJ) … Read more

jul. 08, 2020

ACL Laboratories Revises SwabOne Testing Menu

Effective Thursday, July 16, 2020, ACL Laboratories will update the Women’s Health SwabOne™ testing menu for vaginal pathogens. Read more

may. 14, 2020

ACL Offers Blood/Serology Testing for COVID-19

ACL Laboratories Offers Blood/Serology Testing for COVID-19 Read more

jan. 28, 2020

Important Announcement Novel Coronavirus Jan 2020

Background A cluster of pneumonia cases was first identified in Wuhan, China in December 2019. The causative agent of cases was later identified as a novel coronavirus that is currently being referred to as 2019-nCoV. It has also been referred to as Wuhan Virus. Within a matter of weeks, the … Read more

nov. 08, 2019

November 2019 Test Bulletin

ACL Laboratories Changes Methodology for Trace Metal Testing -- 2020 CPT Code Changes -- ACL Laboratories Announces Changes in Instrument Platform for Free Kappa and Free Lambda Light Chains -- New Educational Resource for the Workup of Suspected Myeloproliferative Neoplasm (MPN) Read more

aug. 19, 2019

September 2019 Test Bulletin

Total and Free PSA - Stability and Transport Requirement Changes Read more

aug. 13, 2019

ACL Laboratories Makes Significant Changes to Susceptibility Testing

Effective immediately, ACL Laboratories, in conjunction with the Advocate Aurora Health Antimicrobial Stewardship Committee, made a series of significant changes to its microbiology susceptibility testing approaches. Read more

jun. 28, 2019

July 2019 Test Bulletin

New Medicare Cards: Medicare Beneficiary ID (MBI) System Restrictions -- ACL Laboratories Announces New Test Swabone™ Mycoplasma Genitalium by TMA -- (Test Order Code SWOMG) -- ACL Laboratories Discontinues In-House Testing for Test Order Codes: HIVGEN, HIVING, TOXPCR and PRVB19 -- ACL Testing Methodology Changes from Rapid Antigen/Culture Techniques to … Read more

may. 29, 2019

June 2019 Test Bulletin

Heparin Dependent Antibody (PF4IGG, PF4IGR & HDA) Sample Requirements Change -- New Syphilis Total Antibody Assay (Test Order Code SYPT) Read more