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Changes to Urinalysis Platform – September 2021

LifeLabs is upgrading our macroscopic and microscopic urinalysis instrumentation at our labs in British Columbia and Ontario, starting September 2021.
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Change to ordering process for ANA & ENA tests in BC effective August 8, 2021

Previously, ANA and ENA could be ordered separately or together. Moving forward, ENA testing will not be conducted unless the patient has a positive A...
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Urine Urobilinogen/Bilirubin

**Discontinuation of Tests** URINE BILIRUBIN AND UROBILINOGEN will be discontinued as of June 14, 2021. Please request serum liver function test(s) i...
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ANGIOTENSIN CONVERTING ENZYME

**Update on Turn Around Times** Due to supplier issues, we are currently experiencing a delay in turnaround time for ANGIOTENSIN CONVERTING ENZYME t...
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Creatinine Reagent Lot Positive Bias – Resolution

On March 3rd 2021, LifeLabs sent a memo to all clients informing them of a positive bias on the serum creatinine assay, causing a positive shift of up...
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FastTRK Testing Program

FastTRK is a clinical testing program for the diagnosis of NTRK gene fusions. Funded by Bayer Inc., this is a complimentary service for clinicians to ...
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Creatinine Reagent Lot Positive Bias Update

A new creatinine reagent was started at all LifeLabs sites in BC on March 11, 2021. Creatinine and eGFR results are now similar to values reported pr...
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Creatinine Reagent Lot Positive Bias.

LifeLabs has recently become aware of a positive bias on the serum creatinine assay. Test results for serum creatinine are an average of 8 umol/L hig...
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Change to C-Reactive protein testing methodology

Effective April 4th, 2021 LifeLabs will introduce a new methodology for C- Reactive Protein (CRP) testing. The new method shows improved accuracy and ...
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Effective Mar 01, 2021, LifeLabs will be performing vitamin A and E testing in-house.
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