RML News and You


New Medicare Administrative Contractor 02/08/2008 New Medicare Administrative Contractor
2008 CPT4 Code Changes for AMA 01/02/2008 2008 CPT4 Code Changes for AMA
Celiac Analyzer - Changes in Serologic Testing for Celiac Sprue Disease 12/17/2007 Celiac Analyzer - Changes in Serologic Testing for Celiac Sprue Disease
Aetna Health Insurance - RML continues as service provider. 03/08/2007 Aetna Health Insurance - RML continues as service provider.
Celiac Panel Changes 02/19/2007 Celiac Panel Changes
United Healthcare / PacifiCare - RML continues as service provider. 01/04/2007 United Healthcare / PacifiCare - RML continues as service provider.
Estimated Glomerular Filtration Rate (eGFR) 07/14/2006 Estimated Glomerular Filtration Rate (eGFR)
New - Automated Fecal Occult Blood Test 07/01/2006 As of July 14th 2008, Regional Medical Laboratory (RML) will no longer utilize the ICT card to test for colorectal cancer. This test will be replaced with the new automated fecal occult blood test (ICT OCCULT), an immunoassay which detects the presence of human hemoglobin using a photometric reading of the presence of an antibody-antigen complex. This immuno-chemical test provides several advantages over the old guaiac method which include ease of collection, reduction in the number of samples needed, no dietary restrictions, increased specificity for human hemoglobin and detection of hemoglobin from the colon or rectal area only.