1/22/18 – Blood Lead submitters: Both the American Academy of Pediatrics and the Early and Periodic Screening, Diagnosis and Treatment (EPSDT) Guidelines require confirmation of elevated capillary Blood Lead results above 5 micrograms per deciliter, mcg/dL, with a venous test within 90 days of the elevated screening result.

11/1/17 - For Pertussis, Haemophilus influenzae, Streptococcus pneumoniae, or Neisseria meningitidis submissions: Please use the "Bacterial VPD" form. If you would like access, contact the LIMS Help Desk.

As of 09/01/17, uploading a pdf copy of your CRE or CRPA Antimicrobial Susceptibility Testing (AST) report will be required when submitting an isolate. An upload of a machine print-off is acceptable. Please contact Dr. Blosser with any questions (317.921.5894).

5/18/17 - The ISDH Blood Lead Lab does NOT use the Magellan LeadCare Analyzer and is not affected by the recent FDA communication warning about these analyzers.

5/12/17 - The CP-CRE form has been renamed Antibiotic Resistance (AR) to better reflect the type of organisms being tested.

2/3/2017 – HIV-1 and HIV-2 antibody confirmatory test

Dear Submitter:

To provide your patients/clients with the best possible diagnostic care, we will be transitioning our HIV-1 and HIV-2 antibody confirmatory test from the Bio-Rad Multispot platform to the Bio-Rad Geenius platform on February 6th, 2017. The primary reason for this change is due to the discontinuation of Multispot confirmatory test by the manufacturer. The HIV Multispot confirmatory test has been replaced with the Geenius HIV 1/2 Supplemental Assay by Bio-Rad. The Bio-Rad Geenius HIV 1/2 Supplemental Assay will continue to provide the same high quality FDA approved HIV-1 and HIV-2 antibody confirmatory testing previously provided by the Bio-Rad Multispot platform. Serum specimens will be shipped at room temperature or on ice (2-8°C) to the ISDH Laboratories and must be received within seven (7) days of specimen collection.

We would be glad to take your questions and comments to help facilitate this transition. If you have a question or comment, please contact Stephanie Dalenberg at (317) 921-5535.


Judith Lovchik, PhD, D(ABMM)

Laboratory Director

8/29/16 – Zika New Zika Specimen Volume Requirements*

For serum specimens, submit at least 3 mL of serum or 10 mL of whole blood. For urine specimens, submit 1-2 mL of urine. Do not submit larger volumes of urine.

Label the specimen tube with the patient’s name (first and last), date of birth, specimen type, and date of collection. Urine specimens that leak in transit will be rejected.

Thank you!

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