Welcome to AdventHealth Lab

AdventHealth Lab is an acute-care, not-for-profit health care organization,
with 8 distinct campus locations in a fast-growing, tri-county area of Central FL.
Our hospital system is part of a larger network of 17 hospitals in the Adventist Health System
and is distinguished as the main flagship facility of the entire Adventist Health System.

Recent News Bulletins

Memorial Day Hours

In observance of Memorial Day Monday, 05/27/2024 AdventHealth Lab Service Centers will be closed.

Christmas and New Year’s Holiday Hours

In observance of Christmas and New Year’s Holidays AdventHealth Lab Service Centers will be closed on: Christmas Day, Monday, 12/25/2023 & New Year’s Day, Monday, 01/01/2024

MONKEY POX (ORTHOPOXVIRUS), DNA, PCR

As of 7/24/2022, AdventHealth Orlando Laboratory is providing a test for Monkey Pox (Orthopoxvirus) by PCR. This sensitive test detects members of the orthopoxviruses, including monkeypox virus and vaccinia virus.

VAGINAL PATHOGENS PANEL

As of February 17, 2022 AdventHealth Laboratory will be offering a rapid and comprehensive vaginal multiplex PCR panel. The Collection/Transport device GeneXpert Vaginal Collection swab can also be used to perform Chlamydia trachomatis and Neisseria gonorrhoeae

Troponin Test Changes

On November 10, 2021 AdventHealth Laboratory will start performing High Sensitive Troponin T (Gen 5) assay replacing the current Troponin (Gen 4) assay.

VAGINAL PATHOGENS PANEL – SWAB CHANGE – Test Code: VAGPZ

AdventHealth Lab is announcing that starting November 15, 2021 the Vaginal Pathogen Panel assay will be performed with a more sensitive transcription-mediated amplification (TMA) assay. This change requires the use of a new collection swab. The Vaginitis Panel by TMA provides greater sensitivity, enables a single swab collection for multiple STI tests and has a longer stability to facilitate retesting if necessary.

Rapid Beta Strep A Throat Antigen Test Discontinued

On November 11, 2021 AdventHealth Laboratory will deactivate the Rapid Beta Strep Group A Screen Throat (antigen) test. The test is being replaced with a PCR method, which is more sensitive and specific and does not require culture confirmation when the result is negative. Offering a faster turn around time.

CYSTATIN C

As of August 4, 2021, AdventHealth Laboratory will be performing Cystatin C. Clinical Significance: Cystatin C in plasma and serum has been proposed as a more sensitive marker for GFR in children and adults, and several studies, as well as one meta-analysis, have suggested that Cystatin C is superior to serum creatinine for estimation of GFR.

ADRENOCORTICOTROPIC HORMONE

As of 8/04/2021, AdventHealth Laboratory will be performing Andrenocorticotropic Hormone testing. Clinical Significance: Plasma ACTH measurements are useful in the differential diagnosis of Cushing's disease (ACTH hypersecretion), autonomous ACTH producing pituitary tissue (e.g., Nelson's syndrome), hypopituitarism with ACTH deficiency and ectopic ACTH syndrome.

Stool Parasite PCR Panel

On May 5, 2021 AdventHealth Orlando Laboratory will begin testing for the detection of Cryptosporidium parvum, Giardia lamblia & Entamoeba histolytica by PCR. PCR detection of these parasites is more sensitive and specific than previous testing methodology of antigen detection. This test is replacing test codes, CRYFE, GIAFE, EHISFE, OPAGFE.

Stool PCR Panels Bacterial/Viral Changes

Effective May 5, 2021 AdventHealth Laboratory Orlando will deactivate Stool Panel PCR Bacterial/Viral. This Stool Panel is being replaced with improved panels of bacterial and viral targets by PCR. The PCR detection of these bacterial and viral targets is more sensitive and specific.

Chlamydia trachomatis & Neisseria gonorrhoeae Throat & Rectal Sources Added

The AdventHealth Laboratory Orlando is now performing testing for Chlamydia trachomatis and Neisseria gonorrhoeae from throat and rectal sources. These common sexually transmitted parasite/disease (STD) have now been approved for testing when collected in the pink top GeneXpert container.

LACTATE DEHYDROGENASE—CSF

As of December 3, 2020 AdventHealth Laboratory is performing a Cerebral Spinal Fluid (CSF) test for Lactate Dehydrogenase. Elevations of CSF LDH activity have been associated with a variety of neurologic disorders, but are generally not considered part of routine CSF testing.

MENINGITIS ENCEPHALITIS PANEL BY PCR (MEPCR)

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, resources for manufacturing the Meningoencephalitis PCR Panel have been redirected for COVID-19 tests and cartridges. This situation has created a national shortage of Meningitis PCR kits. The Kits and reagents are backordered. This situation is also impacting our reference laboratories. • The manufacturer has not been able to provide us a time frame for when these reagents will be available.

RESPIRATORY PCR PANEL

On December 8, 2020 AdventHealth Laboratory Orlando is changing the tests performed and reported for the Respiratory PCR Panel. The SARS 2-COVID19 will be tested on the Respiratory PCR Panel and Bordetella pertussis and Bordetella parapertussis will no longer be part of this panel. A stand alone test for Bordetella has been set up.