Notifications & Alerts
Latest Notifications & Alerts
Previously, ANA and ENA could be ordered separately or together. Moving forward, ENA testing will not be conducted unless the patient has a positive ANA test within the previous 12 months.
May 27, 2021
**Discontinuation of Tests** URINE BILIRUBIN AND UROBILINOGEN will be discontinued as of June 14, 2021. Please request serum liver function test(s) instead, as clinically appropriate (including ALT, AST, GGT and/or Total Bilirubin).
May 5, 2021
**Update on Turn Around Times** Due to supplier issues, we are currently experiencing a delay in turnaround time for ANGIOTENSIN CONVERTING ENZYME testing. We apologize for the inconvenience.
Mar 18, 2021
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 to 8 umol/L in creatinine results, along with the concurrent negative shift in eGFR. The root cause was the manufacturer reagent lot bias. An interpr...
Mar 18, 2021
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 determine whether their patients’ cancer has an NTRK gene fusion.
Mar 11, 2021
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 prior to November 25, 2020.
Mar 5, 2021
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 higher, and values for eGFR are lower.
Mar 1, 2021
Effective April 4th, 2021 LifeLabs will introduce a new methodology for C- Reactive Protein (CRP) testing. The new method shows improved accuracy and precision across the CRP clinical range, including low concentrations used in cardiovascular disease assessment and high concentrations important for ...
Nov 6, 2020
**Limited Test Availability** Due to safety precautions implemented to reduce the spread of COVID-19, H. PYLORI BREATH TESTING is temporarily not available for collection in our Patient Service Centres. Specimens collected by healthcare providers will continue to be accepted. We apologize for the...
Aug 6, 2020
PLASMA CATECHOLAMINES testing has returned to routine turn-around times. We apologize for any inconvenience.
In February, the Ministry of Health announced that Fecal calprotectin (FC) testing would be covered by MSP only for those diagnosed with Inflammatory Bowel disease.
LifeLabs is pleased to share that we will resume distributing and collecting FIT kits in coordination with the BC Cancer Colon Cancer Screening Program, starting on June 8. FIT collection kits are available in labs across British Columbia. If you have a requisition, you can visit a LifeLabs PSC ...
May 7, 2020
Due to pandemic related resource re-allocation at our referral laboratory, we are currently experiencing a delay in turnaround time for OSTEOCALCIN testing. We apologize for the inconvenience.
May 4, 2020
Attention Health Care Practitioners: Please ensure requisitions are signed either as a wet or digital signature. Following Ministry guidelines, unsigned requisitions will not be honoured and patients will be turned away.
May 4, 2020
Attention Health Care Practitioners: Please ensure patients with Standing Orders have a request that is < 6months old. Standing orders are only valid for a 6-month period. Expired Standing Orders will be rejected and the patient turned away.
Apr 21, 2020
Consistent with recommendations from provincial ministries of health that all non-essential health care services be delayed until after the COVID-19 pandemic, Ontario Health (Cancer Care Ontario) along with BC Cancer Colon Screening have decided to postpone fecal immunochemical testing (FIT) used fo...
Mar 28, 2020
IMPROVEMENTS TO my results™ PORTAL – LIFELABS PARTNERING WITH LAB TESTS ONLINE TO HELP PATIENTS LEARN ABOUT DIAGNOSTIC TESTING
Jan 15, 2020
Please note that iLabLink being retired on January 31st, 2020
On May 13, 2019, LifeLabs will transition to a new vendor for FIT testing.
Civic Hotel, Autograph Collection in Surrey, BC
Oct 24, 2018
We have received notice from our Supplier, Fisher Edmonton, to quarantine the following supplies IMMEDIATELY:
New Urine Drug Screen Instrument