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URINE CULTURE (ONTARIO)

April 6 2024
***UPDATE ON TEST TURN AROUND TIME*** We have implemented a new Automation system for our Microbiology testing, specifically for urine cultures and MRSA/VRE. We have also consolidated all Microbiology testing at one site (IRL). As a result, you may see some delays as we transition our volumes to the new site and the new system.

***UPDATE ON TEST TURN AROUND TIME***
We have implemented a new Automation system for our Microbiology testing, specifically for urine cultures and MRSA/VRE. We have also consolidated all Microbiology testing at one site (IRL). As a result, you may see some delays as we transition our volumes to the new site and the new system.

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UPDATES TO CHLAMYDIA/GONORRHEA TESTS

Effective June 2nd, 2024, single test requests for detection of Chlamydia (CT) or Gonorrhea (NG) can...
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UPDATE ON TEST AVAILABILITY - Oxalate - Urine, 24HR

***UPDATE ON TEST AVAILABILITY*** Effective April 29th, 2024 LifeLabs Ontario is resuming testing fo...
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URINE CULTURE (ONTARIO)

***UPDATE ON TEST TURN AROUND TIME*** We have implemented a new Automation system for our Microbiol...
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LifeLabs is launching Molecular Screening for Malarial Parasites in May 2024

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CHANGES TO KIDNEY FUNCTION TESTING - Supporting Clinicians in Improving Care for Patients with Chr...

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Changes to Urine Methylphenidate and Ketamine Testing

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Changes to Serum Selenium Testing

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Changes to H. pylori Urea Breath Testing

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CHANGES TO FECAL OCCULT BLOOD TESTING

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LifeLabs introduces new features to MyCareCompass to offer patients an enhanced online experience in...

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