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Antinuclear antibody update

  Submitted by Pradeep K. Bhagat, MD, Medical Director, Main Line Health Laboratories   At Main Line Health Laboratories, Antinuclear antibody (ANA) screens are performed utilizing 2 methodologies: Multiplex Bead Assay (MBA) by AtheNA MultiLyte ANA II Plus test and … Continue reading

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Type and screen recommendation before beginning anti-CD38 therapy

  Submitted by Pradeep K. Bhagat, MD, Medical Director, Main Line Health Laboratories   Daratumumab, (DARZALEX, JANSSEN BIOTECH) the new anti-CD38 therapeutic agent used to treat multiple myeloma results in interference with blood bank serologic tests causing delays in issuing … Continue reading

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Updated recommendations for Zika virus testing

  Submitted by Gary Daum, MD, Medical Director of Microbiology   The Centers for Disease Control & Prevention (CDC) have updated the recommendations for testing patients who are symptomatic for Zika virus infection.  During the first week after onset of … Continue reading

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Changes to Submission of Specimens for Zika Virus

  Submitted by Gary Daum, MD, Medical Director of Microbiology   The Centers for Disease Control & Prevention is transitioning testing for Zika virus to State Public Health Laboratories.  Effective immediately, specimens must be submitted with a Pennsylvania Bureau of … Continue reading

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Spring 2016 issue of LabLink now available

  Just in time to help celebrate Medical Laboratory Professionals Week (April 25-30), Main Line Health Laboratories has published the Spring 2016 issue of LabLink newsletter.   The issue includes articles on Anti-Neutrophil Cytoplasmic Antibodies and the FIT Test colon … Continue reading

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Albert Keshgegian, MD, portrait unveiling on April 21

  Submitted by Lankenau Medical Center President Phil Robinson   You are cordially invited to join us for a portrait unveiling and reception in honor of our esteemed colleague, Albert Keshgegian, MD, on Thursday, April 21, 2016 at 5:30pm. The … Continue reading

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Update to policy on laboratory test orders that generate, or may generate, more than one test procedure

  Submitted by Gary Daum, MD, System Chair, Department of Pathology   On February 22, the MLH Executive Committee approved updates to the Reflex Testing portion of the MLH Policy on Clinical Laboratory test orders that generate, or may generate … Continue reading

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BMH Outpatient Lab Services now in MOB North

  On Friday, March 11, Bryn Mawr Hospital Outpatient Lab Services (blood draw) moved from the Warden Lobby to the Medical Office Building North, Suite 305.  All registration will be in Suite 305.   The move is related to BMH’s … Continue reading

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Laboratory evaluation of Zika virus

  Submitted by Gary Daum, MD, Chair, Department of Pathology  Zika virus is an Arbovirus that is spread primarily through the bite of the Aedes mosquito. Although transmission in this area is considered unlikely, U.S. travelers to countries where Zika … Continue reading

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Lysosomal Storage Disorder-New mandatory newborn screen

  Submitted by Pradeep K. Bhagat, MD, Medical Director, Main Line Health Laboratories   Implementation of Lysosomal storage disorder (LSD) conditions to the mandatory newborn screening panel will begin on Feb. 5, 2016. PA Department of health will place Pompe … Continue reading

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