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Test Update: Pan-TRK IHC Testing for Vitrakvi

Posted March 13, 2019

Effective 3/4/2019

In late 2018, the FDA approved Vitrakvi® (larotrectinib) for the treatment of adult and pediatric patients with solid tumors that have a neurotrophic receptor tyrosine kinase (NTRK) gene fusion without a known acquired resistance mutation, are metastatic or where surgical resection is likely to result in severe morbidity and have no satisfactory alternative treatments or that have progressed following treatment.

PathGroup is pleased to announce the availability of Pan-TRK IHC (EPR17341) for this new indication. Orders within the SmartGenomics family of profiles will have TRK added based on the clinical context of the patient. The antibody is also available as a stand-alone immunohistochemistry test.

 

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Test Update: General Chemistry Testing

Posted February 28, 2019

On February 10, 2019, PathGroup introduced new automated clinical chemistry instrumentation manufactured by Roche Diagnostics. At that time, our reported reference ranges were based on Roche FDA cleared or approved product labeling and as validated in correlation studies performed at PathGroup.  Effective February 27 – 28, 2019, we have slightly modified the following test reference ranges in accordance with statistical analysis with our actual patient population.

 

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Test Update: Urine Opiates Confirmation Testing

Posted January 14, 2019

Effective January 14, 2019, PathGroup is pleased to introduce new LC/MS/MS methodology for the confirmation of urine opiates (Morphine, Oxymorphone, Hydromorphone, Codeine, Noroxycodone, Oxycodone, Hydrocodone, Norhydrocodone, and 6-Acetylmorphine).

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2019 CPT Code Changes

Posted January 2, 2019

Effective January 1, 2019, there will be CPT code changes for pathology and laboratory testing services provided by PathGroup.

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