Delays in Laboratory Testing Friday, October 21 Through Tuesday, October 25, 2016

Starting Friday, October 21 and extending through Tuesday, October 25, 2016, instrumentation in the core clinical laboratory will be impacted by a major construction and renovation project.  This may cause general delays in laboratory testing.  There will be extended delays for the following assays during this time period:

Adrenocorticotropic hormone (ACTH) [LAB511]
C-peptide [LAB521]
DHEA-sulfate [LAB524]
Folate (folic acid) [LAB69]
Follicle-stimulating hormone (FSH) [LAB86]
Hepatitis A antibody IgM [LAB621]
Hepatitis B core antibody, total [LAB622]
Hepatitis B core antibody, IgM [LAB624]
Hepatitis B surface antibody [LAB619]
Growth hormone (HGH) [LAB525]
Immunoglobulin E (IgE) [LAB74]
Insulin, total [LAB7389]
Luteinizing hormone (LH) [LAB88]
Myoglobin [LAB105]
Myoglobin, urine [LAB8102]
Prolactin [LAB531]
Prostate-specific antigen, free (unbound PSA) [LAB117]
Sex hormone binding globulin (SHBG) [LAB4945]
Testosterone, free and total, adult [LAB4140]
Testosterone, total [LAB124]
Thyroglobulin autoantibodies (anti-TG) [LAB956]
Thyroid peroxidase antibody (anti-TPO) [LAB957]
Thyroxine (total T4) [LAB126]
Triiodothyronine, free (FT3) [LAB137]
Triiodothyronine, (total T3) [LAB136]
Vitamin B12 [LAB67]
Vitamin D, 25-hydroxy [LAB535]

Please contact Specimen Control (356-3527) for more information on specific assays. There is limited ability to run some of the assays above at the VA Hospital clinical laboratory upon request.

Questions should be directed to Matthew Krasowski, MD, PhD, medical director of the Clinical Chemistry Laboratory (384-9380,