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New Tests


March 2015


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:

AHUSC / Atypical Hemolytic Uremic Syndrome (aHUS) Complement Panel, Serum and Plasma

  • Useful for: Detecting deficiencies in the alternative pathway that can cause atypical hemolytic uremic syndrome, dense deposit disease, and C3 glomerulonephritis ....more>>

BA48F / Bile Acids, Fractionated and Total, 48 Hour, Feces

  • Useful for: An aid to evaluate patients suspected of having irritable bowel syndrome-diarrhea (IBS-D) symptoms due to bile acid malabsorption ...more>>

BUPS / Buprenorphine Screen, Urine

  • Useful for: Screening for drug abuse or use of buprenorphine ...more>>

BUPR / Buprenorphine Screen with Reflex, Urine

  • Useful for: Screening for drug abuse or use of buprenorphine ...more>>

DENVP / Dengue Virus Antibody/Antigen Panel, Serum

  • Useful for: An aid in the diagnosis of dengue virus infection  ...more>>

DNSAG / Dengue Virus NS1 Antigen, Serum

  • Useful for: An aid in the diagnosis of dengue virus infection ...more>>

ETGC / Ethyl Glucuronide Confirmation, Urine

  • Useful for: Ethyl glucuronide (EtG) and ethyl sulfate (EtS) are direct biomarkers or metabolites of ethanol. EtG and EtS can be detected up to 5 days in urine using a cutoff of 500 ng/mL. These biomarkers are often used in monitoring abstinence in clinical and justice system settings ...more>>

ETGX / Ethyl Glucuronide Confirmation, Chain of Custody, Urine

  • Useful for: Ethyl glucuronide (EtG) and ethyl sulfate (EtS) are direct biomarkers or metabolites of ethanol. EtG and EtS can be detected up to 5 days in urine using a cutoff of 500 ng/mL. These biomarkers are often used in monitoring abstinence in clinical and justice system settings ...more>>

ETGS / Ethyl Glucuronide Screen, Urine

  • Useful for: Screening for drug abuse involving alcohol ...more>>

FENS / Fentanyl Screen, Urine

  • Useful for: Screening for drug abuse or use involving fentanyl ...more>>

FENR / Fentanyl Screen with Reflex, Urine

  • Useful for: Screening for drug abuse or use involving fentanyl ...more>>

FENTX / Fentanyl with Metabolite Confirmation, Chain of Custody, Urine

  • Useful for: Detection and confirmation of illicit drug use involving fentanyl ...more>>

MPNR / Myeloproliferative Neoplasm (MPN), JAK2 V617F with reflex to CALR and MPL

  • Useful for: Aiding in the distinction between a reactive cytosis and a chronic myeloproliferative disorder ...more>>

MYD88 / MYD88, L265P, Somatic Gene Mutation, DNA Allele-Specific PCR

  • Useful for: Establishing the diagnosis of lymphoplasmacytic lymphoma /Waldenstrom’s macroglobulinemia and helping to distinguish this low grade B-cell lymphoma from other subtypes ...more>>

OXNP / Oxysterols, Plasma

  • Useful for: Quantification of cholestane-3-beta, 5-alpha, 6-beta-triol, 7-ketocholesterol, and lysosphingomyelin in plasma for the suspicion of Niemann-Pick type A, Niemann-Pick type B, or Niemann-Pick type C disease ...more>>

RAFSP / RAS/RAF Targeted Gene Panel by Next Generation Sequencing, Tumor

  • Useful for: Identifying mutations that may help determine prognosis for patients with solid tumors ...more>>

 


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