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CDC Warns of Supply Shortage for COVID-19 Rapid Tests

In a recent newsletter announcement, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention warned of a shortage occurring for COVID-19 rapid tests. In this advisory, the CDC advised diagnostic service providers to expect an increase in the demand for laboratory-based COVID-19 testing due to a shortage in supply for both point-of-care testing and rapid testing

By |2021-09-20T12:01:49-04:00September 2nd, 2021|Categories: News|0 Comments

NJ DOH issues guidance for SARS-CoV-2 positive specimen in cases of vaccine breakthrough and reinfection

The New Jersey Department of Health has asked for all healthcare providers and long-term care facilities in the state to alert them of SARS‐CoV‐2 positive respiratory specimens when vaccine failure is suspected so that genomic sequencing can be performed. Per the guidance: “Because most commercial laboratories retain respiratory specimens only a couple days, once

By |2021-09-20T11:58:54-04:00July 16th, 2021|Categories: News|0 Comments

Aculabs prepares for national shortage of Sodium Citrate Tubes

Over the past 6 months, there has been unprecedented demand for Sodium Citrate tubes due to the COVID-19 pandemic and alternative vendor supply challenges. Due to their use in monitoring a person's clotting time, especially if they are on blood thinners such as Coumadin, they are a staple in delivering diagnostic services to long-term care

By |2021-07-01T10:05:12-04:00June 30th, 2021|Categories: News|0 Comments

CAP ranks Aculabs as Deficiency-Free in 2021 Inspection

During the week of Monday, May 10th, 2021, Aculabs was happy to open our doors to be inspected for continued accreditation by representatives from The College of American Pathologists. The College of American Pathologists describes its accreditation curriculum as follows on its website: The College of American Pathologists (CAP's) Laboratory Accreditation Program accredits the entire spectrum

By |2021-05-28T12:24:39-04:00May 28th, 2021|Categories: News|0 Comments

New Jersey OEM Extends Expiration Date on BinaxNOW Cards

Over the course of the last six months, Aculabs has helped the New Jersey Department of Health by assisting with the distribution of the BinaxNOWTM COVID-19 Ag test cards. Throughout the pilot program, Aculabs has helped to distribute over 1 Million of the test cards on behalf of the New Jersey Department of Health's Office

By |2021-03-10T10:18:08-05:00March 9th, 2021|Categories: News|0 Comments

Official Aculabs Response to BinaxNOW Pilot Program

Aculabs would like to take this time to update all client facilities regarding a number of key issues that our industry faces in the coming week(s). Please take a moment to read the following measures. 2 Week Testing Pilot and BinaxNOW Test Cards November 20th, 2020 - The State of New Jersey

By |2020-12-16T09:05:35-05:00November 20th, 2020|Categories: News|0 Comments

Improving the Accuracy of Collection Info & Turnaround Times

In reviewing our turnaround times for our various COVID-19 testing options, it recently came to our team's attention that some client facilities are not inputting in the proper Collection Date and Time.  The collection date and time are taken from the COLLECTION DATE and COLLECTION TIME fields from the web portal when placing an order.

By |2020-11-20T17:31:24-05:00October 8th, 2020|Categories: News|0 Comments

CMS Updates Rules on LTC Testing Requirements for COVID-19

10/09/20 NOTICE: PLEASE READ OUR MEMO REGARDING OUR EMPLOYEE SAFETY PROTOCOLS August 26, 2020 - CMS has issued CMS-3401-IFC, "Additional Policy and Regulatory Revisions in Response to the COVID-19 Public Health Emergency related to Long-Term Care (LTC) Facility Testing Requirements and Revised COVID-19 Focused Survey Tool", expanding standards that LTCs must follow to prevent

By |2020-10-20T14:13:16-04:00August 27th, 2020|Categories: News|0 Comments

Aculabs Begins Implementing SARS-CoV-2 Testing for COVID-19

April 7, 2020 - Aculabs will immediately begin performing COVID-19 screenings via the BioGX SARS-CoV-2 Reagents for BD MAX™ System, a real-time RT-PCR test intended for the qualitative detection of nucleic acid from SARS-CoV-2. The ability to perform screenings will allow for result reporting within 24 hours, vital to the high-risk populations Aculabs services as

By |2020-07-09T09:37:14-04:00April 7th, 2020|Categories: News|0 Comments

SARS-CoV-2 Testing Now Available at New Jersey Public Health and Environmental Laboratories

4/7/20: Aculabs now offers SARS-CoV-2 testing for COVID-19 - Read More The New Jersey Department of Health has announced, starting on February 28, 2020, that the CDC SARS-CoV-2 real-time RT-PCR test will now be available at New Jersey Public Health and Environmental Laboratories. For the convenience of client facilities, Aculabs will participate in shipping the

By |2020-04-14T12:10:54-04:00March 3rd, 2020|Categories: News|0 Comments
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