Vitalant Specialty Laboratories & Therapeutics

ATTENTION CLIENTS:  

Effective 4/12/2021, the semi-quantitative D-Dimer will be replaced with a Quantitative D-Dimer test in our DIC Screen.  Our new panel is called DIC Screen 2 and the service code is 6376.  The CPT codes for the new panel are the same except code 85379 is replacing 85378.

 

Effective 3/26/2021, due to a nationwide shortage of reagents, we are unable to perform molecular testing for the Prothrombin Gene Variant and the MTHFR Gene Variant C677T.  This testing is discontinued until further notice. 

Education

Transfusion Medicine Updates

Below is a list of all Transfusion Medicine Updates published from February 1992 to the present that are relevant to Therapeutic Hemapheresis.

2010
Issue #1 Extracorporeal Photochemotherapy (ECP) Anand Padmanabhan, M.D., Ph.D.
Joseph E. Kiss, M.D.
2009
Issue #1 Special Double Issue: Apheresis Update Irina Chibisov, M.D.
Donald L. Kelley, M.D.
2008
No relevant issues
2007
Issue #4 Transfusion Support in Sickle Cell Anemia Duncan MacIvor, M.D.
Mark Yazer, M.D., FRCPC
2006
Issue #3 Transfusion Related Acute Lung Injury (TRALI) Update 2006 Darrell J. Triulzi, M.D.
2005
No relevant issues
2004
Issue #7 Transfusion Related Acute Lung Injury (TRALI) Update 2004 Michael Petzar, M.D.
Darrell J. Triulzi, M.D.
Issue #6 Thrombotic Thrombocutopenic Purpura/ Hemolytic Uremiac Syndrome (TTP/HUS) Joseph E. Kiss, M.D.
Issue #2 Cardiopulmonary Bypass Surgery in ITP Patients: Outcomes Ram Kakaiya, M.D.
2003
No relevant issues
2002
No relevant issues
2001
December Transfusion-Related Acute Lung Injury ("TRALI") Marcus B. Simpson, M.D.
2000
August Use of Staphylococcal Protein A (SPA) Immunoadsorption in Rheumatoid Arthritis and Immune Thrombocytopenic Purpua Joseph Kiss, M.D.
1999
No relevant issues
1998
October Thrombotic Thrombocytopenic Purpura Syndrome Valerie A. Lyons, M.D.
Joseph E. Kiss, M.D.
1997
August Hereditary Hemachromatosis Andrea Cortese Hassett, Ph.D.
Joseph E. Kiss, M.D.
May LDL APHERESIS: A New Treatment For Severe Dyslipidemia Rama Shankar, M.D.
Joseph E. Kiss, M.D.
January Heparin-Induced Thrombocytopenia Franklin A. Bontempo, M.D.
1996
No relevant issues
1995
September Intravenous (Human) Rho(D) Immune Globulin Katherine A. Anderegg, M.D.
Darrell J. Triulzi, M.D.
May Hematopoietic Stem Cell Transplants Joseph E. Kiss, M.D.
Darrell J. Triulzi, M.D.
1994
No relevant issues
1993
September Peripheral Blood Stem Cell Transplantation Joseph E. Kiss, M.D.
July Intravenous Gamma Globulin Alan Winkelstein, M.D.
1992
No relevant issues