Medical Staff Pulse Newsletter

Meetings and Events

Preventive and Consultative Heart Center of Excellence Quarterly Meeting
Sept. 27

Annual Meeting of the Medical Staff
Oct. 16

These events and more are listed in the medical staff calendar on the Cedars-Sinai website.

Grand Rounds

Upcoming CME Conferences


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Core Labs Moving Tests to Abbott Platforms

To improve efficiency, the Core laboratories in the Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine is moving a number of tests to Abbott platforms beginning Tuesday, Oct. 10. Please note the highlighted portions of the tables below contain potentially significant biases between current and new tests and changes in reference intervals.

Tests Moving from Roche to Abbott (PDF)  

Tests Moving from Beckman to Abbott (PDF)  

The labs will also be offer rebaselining of CEA and CA 19-9 tumor markers until mid-December in case there are patients whose results are being followed.

Finally, due to low test volume, the labs will be sending out aidolase and are planning to do the same with propoxyphene.

If you have questions, please contact Kimia Sobhani, PhD, at kimia.sobhani@cshs.org.