Aldosterone (ALDS) and Renin-Direct Testing Changes/Effective Immediately

As has been previously announced, Nichols Diagnostics began withholding diagnostic reagents from shipment several weeks ago out of concern arising from interactions with the FDA.  We expected this to be a short - term interruption but shipments have not yet re-started.

Since we use their reagents for Aldosterone and Renin-Direct testing, and since we are now running out of those reagent stocks as well, there will be some delays in reporting test values for these tests while we make other testing arrangements with Reference Labs.

Note: Aldosterone (ALDS) is a tube type change as the Reference Laboratory utilizes RED top serum.

For questions, please contact Martha Holm, Mailout Program Associate at 6-8626 or pager #7283 or Jeff Kulhavy at 3-7137 or pager #3740.