The changes in the referential values and additional analyses

In relation to the occupation of new analyzers and the transition to a new laboratory information system from 03.01.2011, the following changes are introduced:

The reference values of some laboratory analyses are changed.
In the annex of the present letter, there is the list of all the tests performed in our laboratory, together with the reference values valid from 03.01.2011. The changes are highlighted separately. All the printouts of the test results and the answers from the electronic data interchange are added the correct referentce values.

The barcode system will become more simple.
The present material-based barcode system of letter-number combinations will be substituted with standard barcodes, where the material symbols (EV, TP, PL, SA, TV) are no longer used. All the existing barcodes can be used up without any time limit, then new barcodes will be issued.

The reference book descriptions will be added to the analyses that we have started to perform in our laboratory:
o D-dimers
o Antibodies to cyclic citrullinated peptide
o Tumour marker CA 72-4
o Specific IgA, IgM, IgG to Bordetella pertussis
o Specific IgM, IgA, IgG to Chlamydia trachomatis
o Specific IgM, IgG to Herpes simplex virus type 1 and 2
o Specific IgM, IgG to Varicella Zoster virus
o Campylobacter examination
o Clostridium difficile examination
o Enterohemorrhagic Escherichia coli (EHEC) examination
o Determination of Helicobacter pylori antigen from the Faeces
o Determination of Norovirus from the Faeces
o Yersinia examination

The reference book descriptions are available and printable in Estonian under Laboriteatmik.

We hope that those carefully prepared changes will help us fulfill your expectations.