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Inside Diagnostics SPRING 2018

May, 2018

- LifeLabs Medical Director Update - Trichomonas Vaginalis Testing - Causes of Discrepant Hemoglobin Results - Urine Drug Screen Panel and the Urine Broad Spectrum Toxicology - (BST) Screen Frequently Asked Questions - Transferrin Saturation: UIBC discontinued - Website Wanderings

Inside Diagnostics December 2017

December, 2017

Inside Diagnostics December 2017

Inside Diagnostics Ontario Newsletter – August 2017

August, 2017

  • Detection of Parasites in Stool Samples by PCR
  • Fecal Calprotectin Testing
  • Changes to Routine Chemistry at Belleville LifeLabs Laboratory
  • Standardization of Medical Urine Drugs of Abuse (DOA)
  • What’s the Big Diff
  • LifeLabs Introduces Foundations
  • For Our Future Community Report
  • LifeLabs and Autism
  • Coming Soon: LifeLabs’ Annual Health Care Provider Survey
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Inside Diagnostics Ontario Newsletter - April 2017

May, 2017

  • LifeLabs Provides Antibiograms For All LHINs in Ontario
  • LifeLabs Goes With the Flow
  • Ordering Medical/Legal Chain-of-Custody Drug Tests
  • Changes to Von Willebrand Multimer Analysis
  • Changes to Routine Chemistry Tests in LifeLabs Sudbury and Thunder Bay

Inside Diagnostics Ontario Newsletter – December 2016

December, 2016

  • LifeLabs Ontario Holiday Hours
  • New Chemistry and Immunochemistry Analyzers – An Update
  • Cytology is Going to Paris!
  • Changes to HPV Testing and Reporting

Inside Diagnostics Newsletter – July 2016

July, 2016

  • New Chemistry and Immunochemistry Analyzers
  • Changes to Serum Protein Electrophoresis and Urine Immunofixation Electrophoresis Tests
  • Urine Broad Spectrum Toxicology (BST) Screen
  • Urine Cultures for the Diagnosis of Urinary Tract Infections
  • New BD Surepath PAP Collection Container

Inside Diagnostics Newsletter – December 2015

December, 2015

  • LifeLabs PSC Holiday Hours
  • Integration Update
  • Therapeutic Drug Monitoring (TDM) : What Is the Appropriate Time For the Sample Collection
  • JOINTstatTM Test For Early RA Detection
  • Quality Corner: Labelling Of Patient Specimens

Inside Diagnostics

September, 2013

  • To Fast or Not to Fast… LifeLabs’ revised patient preparation for sample collection
  • Lifelabs offers Panoramatm non-invasive prenatal testing
  • ..and more

Inside Diagnostics

June, 2013

  • LifeLabs Introduces a New Method of ESR Determination
  • LifeLabs New Combined Cytology and HPV Requisition
  • ...and more..

Inside Diagnostics

March, 2013

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

Inside Diagnostics

December, 2012

  • LifeLabs Introducing New Methodology for Hormones and Tumor Markers
  • Implementation of new Immunoassay technology
  • ...and more..

Inside Diagnostics

September, 2012

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

Inside Diagnostics

July, 2012

  • LifeLabs Moves Test Directory Onine
  • Ontario Cervical Screening Program Changes
  • ...and more..

Inside Diagnostics Summer 2011

July, 2011

  • Causes of Discrepant Hemoglobin Results
  • Drugs of Abuse UrineTesting: How long after use will a urine sample test positive for a drug?
  • ...and more..

Inside Diagnostics Winter 2011

March, 2011

  • ECGs Provided At LifeLabs Patient Service Centres
  • Growth Hormone Method Update And Reference Range Change
  • ...and more..

Inside Diagnostics Winter 2010

December, 2010

  • OHIP Laboratory Requisition Changes: Vitamin D Testing
  • Announcement: Dr Virginia Walley, Medical Director, ON
  • ...and more..

Inside Diagnostics Summer 2010

August, 2010

  • The Skin Biopsy: When And How To Do It
  • Laboratory Testing For Von Willebrand Disease (VWD)
  • ...and more..

Inside Diagnostics Spring 2010

June, 2010

  • The ASA Effect test: LifeLabs now offers a urine test to determine if a patient is receiving the beneficial effects of ASA
  • New Method for Screening for Group B Streptococcus in Pregnancy
  • ...and more..

Inside Diagnostics Winter 2009

December, 2009

  • When Is Folate Analysis Important?
  • Laboratory Testing For Thyroid Dysfunction
  • ...and more..

Inside Diagnostics Spring 2009

June, 2009

  • Caution When Ordering Tests With The Same Name
  • Laboratory Detection Of Neisseria Gonorrhoeae And Chlamydia Trachomatis
  • ...and more..

Inside Diagnostics

December, 2008

  • Revised Community Laboratory Guideline For Reporting Laboratory Test Results 2009
  • C3, C4 : Change In Specimen Handling Requirements
  • ..and more

Inside Diagnostics Fall 2008

September, 2008

  • Clostridium Difficile Associated Diarrhea (CDAD)
  • Patients’ Access To Laboratory Results Under The Personal Health Information Protection Act (PHIPA)
  • ...and more..

Inside Diagnostics Summer 2008

July, 2008

  • Colon Cancer Check - Requisitions Required
  • When Hemoglobin Values Differ Between Laboratories
  • ...and more..

Inside Diagnostics Winter 2008

January, 2008

  • Neonatal Bilirubin
  • Neutropenia – What To Do?
  • ...and more..

Inside Diagnostics Winter 2008

January, 2008

  • The Ontario Laboratory Information System (OLIS)
  • Vitamin D Assessment – What Test Do I Order?
  • ...and more..

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