current test updates

When changes are made to testing requirements, methodologies, etc., Wisconsin Diagnostic Laboratories (WDL) strives to keep you informed as soon as possible so we can provide the highest quality service to you. 

 

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Effective May 28, 2021, The sodium citrate "Light Blue Top" Vacutainer tubes are in limited supply due to a nationwide shortage of sodium citrate anticoagulant.

 

Effective May 27, 2021, Wisconsin Diagnostic Laboratories (WDL) will implement a new process for the handling of laboratory specimens collected from patients administered the Cyanokit (Hydroxocobalamin) medication.

 

Effective May 19, 2021, Wisconsin Diagnostic Laboratories will change the reference range for Prothrombin Time (PT) testing.

 

Effective May 6, 2021, Wisconsin Diagnostic Laboratories will go live with new Special Coagulation testing in the WDL Main Lab, which previously had been sent out to reference laboratories.

 

Effective April 29, 2021, Wisconsin Diagnostic Laboratories will offer a new in-house SARS-CoV-2 antibody test: SARS-CoV-2 IgG Ab Quantitative Spike (COVIDIGG QT). This test replaces the current send-out test of the same name.

 

Effective April 1, 2021, An additional 150 laboratory-specific pneumatic tube carriers will be introduced into the transport system to support the use of foam padding during the transport of laboratory specimens.

 

Effective March 18, 2021, Wisconsin Diagnostic Laboratories will change the Heparin Therapeutic Range for Activated Partial Thromboplastin Time (PTT).

 

Effective Feb. 25, 2021, Wisconsin Diagnostic Laboratories will update its Hepatitis C testing algorithm.

 

Effective Feb. 8, 2021, Wisconsin Diagnostic Laboratories will change how eosinophils are reported in the tests noted.

 

Jan. 28, 2021, Wisconsin Diagnostic Laboratories provided important information regarding the "UK Variant" strain of COVID-19.

 

Jan. 28, 2021, Wisconsin Diagnostic Laboratories published important information regarding respiratory virus testing.