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Inside Diagnostics Ontario Newsletter – December 2016

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

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Changes to Chemistry and Immunochemistry Testing On Dec. 5. 2016 LifeLabs is introducing new instrumentation for Chemistry and Immunochemistry testing. For more information about this transition and changes to the reference intervals please see attached. The Paris System for Urinary Cytology Reporting Beginning December 1. 2016 all urinary cytology specimens reported by Lifelabs will use the Paris System. For more information please see attached. Changes to Human Papillomavirus (HPV) Test For more information please click here CHANGES TO REPORTING OF SERUM AND URINE PROTEIN ELECTROPHORESIS, AND SERUM IMMUNOFIXATION ELECTROPHORESIS TESTS Effective September 26, 2016, LifeLabs will implement changes to the reporting of Serum and Urine Protein Electrophoresis, and Serum Immunofixation Electrophoresis for legacy CML clients. For more information please see attached. Inside Diagnostics Newsletter – 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

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LIFELABS INTRODUCES NEW URINE BROAD SPECTRUM TOXICOLOGY (BST) SCREEN

In May 2016 (May 11th for former CML and May 31st for legacy LifeLabs), LifeLabs will implement new urine broad spectrum toxicology (BST) screen. Please see below for more information.

 

False Immunoassay Results Due to Interfering Substances

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Antimullerian Hormone (AMH)-Update on Methodology and Turn-Around Time

Please click here to download. Inside Diagnostics Newsletter – 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

 

Update on Turn Around Times:

 

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