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Lipase "Flyers"
OCT.18.2018

Has anyone seen spikes of lipase values with patients/QC that repeat lower? We run the lipase method on Architect c16000s. What are your values?

Do you review "Miscellaneous Tests"?
OCT.18.2018

For send-out tests that do not have an orderable in your HIS/LIS, how do you audit them (prospective or retrospective)? Do you have a process for reviewing or rejecting unnecessary miscellaneous tests?. Share your experience

DFS 70 ANA Patterns
OCT.18.2018

Our laboratory has using the ICAP ANA classification, and has been reporting the ICAP AC-2 DFS70 ANA pattern for nearly 3 years.  We recommend follow up testing withan ENA profile that includes  specific anti-DFS70 and dsDNA testing-not DFS70 testing alone. We would like to know what other labs are doing with this new and important ANA pattern classification and DFS70-specific ANA testing. Grateful for your help