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New Tests


July 2014


New tests are continually developed by the clinical and research laboratories of Mayo Clinic. These tests are subjected to an intense laboratory and clinical correlative process to ensure their diagnostic utility prior to their release.

Significant new test announcements are included with each Communiqué issue to provide both clinical and technical information in a single document.

The following tests are described in this month's Communiqué:

LBAB / Babesia species Molecular Detection, PCR, Blood

  • Useful for: An initial screening method for suspected babesiosis during the acute febrile stage of infection in patients from endemic areas, especially when Giemsa-stained peripheral blood smears do not reveal any organisms or the organism morphology is inconclusive. ....more>>

CALR / CALR Mutation Analysis, Myeloproliferative Neoplasm (MPN)

  • Useful for: Rapid and sensitive detection of insertion and deletion-type mutations in exon 9 of CALR ...more>>

COXIS / Coccidioides Antibody with Reflex, Serum

  • Useful for: Screening for detection of antibodies to Coccidioides immitis/posadasii ...more>>

COXIC / Coccidioides Antibody with Reflex, Spinal Fluid

  • Useful for: Screening for detection of antibodies to Coccidioides immitis/posadasii ...more>>

SLFA / Cryptococcus Antigen Screen with Titer, Serum

  • Useful for: An aid in the diagnosis of cryptococcosis ...more>>

CLFA / Cryptococcus Antigen Screen with Titer, Spinal Fluid

  • Useful for: Aids in the diagnosis of cryptococcosis ...more>>

SLFAT / Cryptococcus Antigen Titer, LFA, Serum

  • Useful for: Monitoring Cryptococcus antigen titers in serum ...more>>

CLFAT / Cryptococcus Antigen Titer, LFA, Spinal Fluid

  • Useful For: Monitoring Cryptococcus antigen titers in cerebrospinal fluid ...more>>

LFACX / Cryptococcus Antigen with Reflex, LFA, Spinal Fluid

  • Useful For: An aid in the diagnosis of cryptococcosis ...more>>

DEMES / Dementia, Autoimmune Evaluation, Serum

  • Useful For: Investigating new onset dementia and cognitive impairment ...more>>

DEMEC / Dementia, Autoimmune Evaluation, Spinal Fluid

  • Useful For: Investigating new onset dementia and cognitive impairment ...more>>

ENCES / Encephalopathy, Autoimmune Evaluation, Serum

  • Useful For: Evaluating new onset encephalopathy (comprising confusional states, psychosis, delirium, memory loss, hallucinations, movement disorders, sensory or motor complaints, seizures, dyssomnias, ataxias, nausea, vomiting, inappropriate antidiuresis, coma, dysautonomias, or hypoventilation) ...more>>

ENCEC / Encephalopathy, Autoimmune Evaluation, Spinal Fluid

  • Useful For: Evaluating new onset encephalopathy (comprising confusional states, psychosis, delirium, memory loss, hallucinations, movement disorders, sensory or motor complaints, seizures, dyssomnias, ataxias, nausea, vomiting, inappropriate antidiuresis, coma, dysautonomias, or hypoventilation) ...more>>

EPIES / Epilepsy, Autoimmune Evaluation, Serum

  • Useful For: Investigating new onset cryptogenic epilepsy with incomplete seizure control and duration of <2 years...more>>

EPIEC / Epilepsy, Autoimmune Evaluation, Spinal Fluid

  • Useful For: Investigating new onset cryptogenic epilepsy with incomplete seizure control and duration of <2 years...more>>

HCCPR / Hepatocellular Carcinoma Risk Panel

  • Useful For: Risk assessment of patients with chronic liver disease for development of hepatocellular carcinoma ...more>>

HIBLS / Histoplasma/Blastomyces Antibody Panel, Serum

  • Useful For: Evaluating persons with symptoms of respiratory disease, as an aid in the presumptive laboratory diagnosis of Histoplasma infection ...more>>

HIBLC / Histoplasma/Blastomyces Antibody Panel, Spinal Fluid

  • Useful For: Aiding in the diagnosis of Histoplasma meningitis ...more>>

HIVDI / HIV-1 and HIV-2 Antibody Differentiation, Serum

  • Useful For: Detection and differentiation of HIV-1 and HIV-2 antibodies ...more>>

HIVCO / HIV-1 and HIV-2 Antigen and Antibody Evaluation, Serum

  • Useful For: Screening for HIV-1 and/or HIV-2 infection in asymptomatic patients ...more>>

HLCA / Immunoglobulin Heavy and Light Chain (HLC) Pairs, IgA Kappa and IgA Lambda

  • Useful For: Distinguishing between broadly migrating monoclonal proteins and restricted polyclonal immunoglobulin responses ...more>>

HLCG / Immunoglobulin Heavy and Light Chain (HLC) Pairs, IgG Kappa and IgG Lambda

  • Useful For: Distinguishing between broadly migrating monoclonal proteins and restricted polyclonal immunoglobulin responses ...more>>

HLCM / Immunoglobulin Heavy and Light Chain (HLC) Pairs, IgM Kappa and IgM Lambda

  • Useful For: Distinguishing between broadly migrating monoclonal proteins and restricted polyclonal immunoglobulin responses ...more>>

62512 / Small Lymphocytic Lymphoma, FISH, Tissue

  • Useful For: Detecting a neoplastic clone associated with the common chromosome abnormalities seen in patients with small lymphocytic lymphoma (SLL) and other low-grade B-cell lymphomas ...more>>

TICKP / Tick-Borne Panel, Molecular Detection, PCR, Blood

  • Useful For: Evaluation of the most common tick-borne diseases found in the United States, including human monocytic and granulocytic ehrlichiosis, and babesiosis ...more>>

 


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