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2017 December Newsletter

December, 2017

2017 December Newsletter

2017 September Newsletter

September, 2017

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2017 July Newsletter

July, 2017

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2017 April Newsletter

April, 2017

  • Hematology testing & critical results
  • Blood Grouping / Rh typing / DAT
  • HPV Testing
  • New CBC Parameters

Healthcare Providers’ Newsletter – June 2016

June, 2016

  • Patient Service Centre Conversion
  • Face Masks
  • Allergy Testing
  • Pheochromocytoma Screening
  • Joint Fluid Procedure Change

Healthcare Providers' Newsletter – April 2016

April, 2016

  • Patient Service Centre Closures May 14-15
  • High Sensitivity Troponin T
  • New Chemistry Analyzers
  • Serum and RBC Folate
  • New Protein Electrophoresis Method
  • Sample Retention
  • Estradiol Accuracy
  • Thrombophilia Screen
  • Thalassemia/Hemoglobinopathy Investigation Update

BC Healthcare Providers' Newsletter - December 2015 (Island-Only Edition)

December, 2015

  • High Sensitivity Troponin T Comes to Victoria
  • Thrombophilia Screen
  • New Chemistry Instruments in Victoria
  • Sample Retention
  • Serum and RBC Folate

BC Healthcare Providers' Newsletter - November 2015

November, 2015

  • Improved Trichomonas Test
  • Survey Outcomes
  • Appointment Booking
  • New Lab Info System Database
  • New Req Form
  • Hepatitis B surface Antibody (HBsAb)
  • CBC Reference Ranges

British Columbia Health Care Providers' Newsletter – September 2015

September, 2015

  • Pseudohyperkalemia
  • Do Bugs Need Drugs?
  • Urine Drug Testing 101

BC Healthcare Providers' Newsletter - May 2015

May, 2015

  • Identification of Patient Specimens
  • Communication of Critical Lab Test Results
  • New Chlamydia/Gonorrhea Method
  • New ESR Method
  • New Urinalysis Instruments

BC Healthcare Providers' Newsletter - March 2015

March, 2015

  • D-Dimer
  • 17-Hydroxyprogesterone
  • Ordering the right semen test
  • Stool for C. difficile
  • Use of the CKD EPI formula for eGFR

BC Healthcare Providers' Newsletter - November 2014

November, 2014

  • Non-Fasting Lipids
  • Chemistry Specimen Retention
  • Our New Hematopathologist

BC Physicians' Lab Update

June, 2014

  • New Outpatient Laboratory Requisition
  • Autoimmune Testing for BC Biomedical Branded Patient Service Centres

Physicians’ Lab Update / Newsletter

May, 2014

  • Update on Fecal Immunochemical Test (FIT) Sample Stability and Reporting
  • Thyroglobulin Assay with Improved Sensitivity
  • Changes to Serum CTX Testing

Physicians’ Lab Update / Newsletter

March, 2014

  • Immature Granulocyte Count: A New Automated WBC Differential Parameter
  • Change in Methodology for Autoimmune Testing
  • Updated Test for Pheochromocytoma Screening

Lab Update

October, 2013

  • LifeLabs Now Offers Panorama™ NIPT

Lab Update

August, 2013

  • Semen Analysis Terminology Change
  • Welcoming Dr. Khaled Ramadan
  • Chemistry Testing Changes

Lab Update

July, 2013

  • Vitamin D – Are Your Patients Getting Enough?

Lab Update

June, 2013

  • New Molecular Test for Diagnosis of C. difficile Infection
  • Sperm Analysis Reporting

Lab Update

March, 2013

  • Fecal Calprotectin Test for Non-Invasive Assessment of Intestinal Inflammation
  • Fecal Immunochemical Test (FIT) covered by MSP from April 1, 2013
  • 2013 Antibiogram Editions

Lab Update

March, 2012

  • Fecal Immunochemical Test (FIT): Update and Introduction of Free Retests for Borderline Results
  • Breath Hydrogen Test for Lactose Intolerance

Lab Update

February, 2012

  • NEW CBC Parameters
  • Neisseria gonorrhoeae Cultures
  • D-Dimer Test Revisited
  • Semen Analysis Reporting

Lab Update

December, 2011

  • Post-Vasectomy Reporting of Semen Analysis
  • D-Dimers
  • NEW Oral Anticoagulants
  • Hemosiderin Testing Changes

Lab Update

November, 2011

  • NEW Stool Collection Vials
  • Dexamethasone Suppression Test Changes

Lab Update

May, 2011

  • 2011 Antibiogram Editions now available
  • Serum C-Telopeptide (CTX)
  • Improving Verbal Reporting by Read-back
  • Cardiac Resources Department Increases Service and Quality

Lab Update

January, 2011

  • NEW NAME for Physicians’ Newsletter!
  • Semen Analysis Testing Changes
  • NEW Outpatient Lab Requisition Form

Physicians' Newsletter Mainland

November, 2010

  • MSP Fee Schedule Changes due to New Lab Funding Agreement
  • my ehealth a hit with patients

Physicians' Newsletter Vancouver Island

November, 2010

  • MSP Fee Schedule Changes due to New Lab Funding Agreement
  • my ehealth a hit with patients

Physicians' Newsletter Mainland

October, 2010

  • Improving Urine Culture Results
  • Revised Gestational Glucose Tolerance Test
  • Timing of Retesting Patients Previously Positive for CT and / or GC

Physicians' Newsletter Vancouver Island

October, 2010

  • Improving Urine Culture Results
  • Revised Gestational Glucose Tolerance Test
  • Timing of Retesting Patients Previously Positive for CT and / or GC

Physicians' Newsletter Mainland

September, 2010

  • LifeLabs Earns ISO 15189 Quality Accreditation
  • New Immunochemical Test for Fecal Occult Blood

Physicians' Newsletter Vancouver Island

September, 2010

  • LifeLabs Earns ISO 15189 Quality Accreditation
  • New Immunochemical Test for Fecal Occult Blood

Physicians' Newsletter Mainland

March, 2010

  • Albumin / Creatinine Ratio
  • Microbiology Preliminary Reports
  • Change in Lithium Therapeutic and Critical Limits

Physicians' Newsletter Vancouver Island

March, 2010

  • Albumin / Creatinine Ratio
  • Microbiology Preliminary Reports
  • Change in Lithium Therapeutic and Critical Limits

Physicians’ Newsletter Mainland

December, 2009

  • Trichomonas Test
  • Testing for Pandemic H1N1 Influenza Virus

Physicians’ Newsletter Vancouver Island

December, 2009

  • Trichomonas Test
  • Testing for Pandemic H1N1 Influenza Virus

Physicians' Newsletter Mainland

July, 2009

  • Changes in Chlamydia / Gonorrhea testing at Lifelabs

Physicians' Newsletter Vancouver Island

July, 2009

  • Changes in Chlamydia / Gonorrhea testing at Lifelabs

Physicians' Newsletter Mainland

April, 2009

  • Ordering Lab tests not listed on the requisition form
  • Sputum C&S orders on Cystic fibrosis patients
  • Collection of urine specimens from indwelling catheters
  • Mainland Antibiograms

Physicians' Newsletter Vancouver Island

April, 2009

  • Ordering Lab tests not listed on the requisition form
  • Sputum C&S orders on Cystic fibrosis patients
  • Collection of urine specimens from indwelling catheters
  • Van Island Antibiograms

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