There is currently a national shortage of sodium citrate (“blue top”) blood collection tubes used for coagulation testing as a result of unprecedented demand, in part due to COVID-19 surges, vaccine and treatment development. This is anticipated to last through August 2021.
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MEMO - COVID 19 Vaccination and IgG Serology (9-13-2021)
ESwab collection kits should no longer be used for specimen collection for the SARS COV2 PCR assay. The small volume of this collection device can cause technical issues with PCR and precludes any repeat or additional testing. Contact your RML representative for alternate collection devices. (9-07-2021)
Priority Levels for CoV2 Testing 2021 (8-18-2021)
Hologic variant detection August 2021 (8-09-2021)
Abbott variant detection May 28 2021.pdf (7-02-2021)
Regional Medical Laboratory is pleased to announce implementation of the SARS-CoV-2 IgG, Spike antibody assay.
RML has now initiated two assays for the semi-quantitative detection of IgG antibodies, the first to the COVID 19 nucleocapsid and the second to the COVID 19 spike protein. (03-29-2021)
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COVID-19 Test Myths and Clarifications (01-26-2021)
SARS-CoV-2 Testing Comparison Information (01-15-2021)
Please review this document for the most recent SARS-CoV-2 Testing Sensitivity (PPA) and Specificity (NPA) information.