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New Updates to Aculabs Online Order Entry System

As an industry leader, Aculabs values the way in which our digital and technological systems can always be improved to continually optimize the user experience. Our Online Web Portal remains the main hub for which many clients can 1) most easily place orders and 2) receive order results in the shortest time possible, necessary

By |2022-01-06T12:36:54-05:00January 6th, 2022|Categories: News|0 Comments

FDA Warns of Reduced Sensitivity for Omicron in Rapid Tests

In a new memo, the United States Food & Drug Administration (FDA) has documented and warned both patients and healthcare providers of the risk of Omicron, the latest variant of SARS-CoV-2, displaying reduced sensitivity to rapid antigen tests. Rapid antigen tests, sometimes referred to as lateral flow tests, are often used in occupational and

By |2021-12-29T11:19:27-05:00December 29th, 2021|Categories: News|0 Comments

COVID-19 Vaccine Mandate for HCW on Hold Nationwide

What is the status of the CMS Vaccine Mandate at present? The United States District Court in the Western District of Louisiana has issued a nationwide injunction preventing the federal government from implementing the CMS vaccine mandate for health care staff. This injunction applies to all states which were not covered by the injunction issued yesterday in ten states,

By |2021-12-29T15:03:50-05:00December 1st, 2021|Categories: News|Comments Off on COVID-19 Vaccine Mandate for HCW on Hold Nationwide

As cases soar, a new COVID-19 variant emerges: Omicron

Currently, the B16172 (Delta) variant, the B117 (Alpha) variant, the P1 (Gamma), and B1526 (NY variant) have been reported in New Jersey, but make way for the new one B.1.1.529 also known as Omicron - named for the 15th letter of the greek alphabet. This past Sunday, the WHO said it is not yet clear

By |2021-12-29T14:54:50-05:00November 29th, 2021|Categories: News|Comments Off on As cases soar, a new COVID-19 variant emerges: Omicron

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 |2021-10-29T12:54:39-04:00September 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 |2021-10-29T13:00:46-04:00July 16th, 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 |2021-10-29T15:21:26-04:00May 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 |2021-10-29T15:25:03-04:00November 20th, 2020|Categories: News|0 Comments
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