Mark your calendars on May 3, 2014. The second annual DynaLIFEDx laboratory symposium is almost here! We invite Primary Care Physicians, Nurse Practitioners and Medical Residents to come learn with us. Bring your laboratory related questions with you - now is the time to explore answers. . .
Symposium registration website and more information link - You can register now!
Presentations from the first, annual DynaLIFEDx laboratory symposium are on-line
Red Deer patient care centre has moved. We are pleased to announce the opening of our brand new patient care centre in Red Deer. More information. . .
The screening test for colorectal cancer changed on November 18, 2013. The fecal immunochemical test (FIT) replaces the fecal occult blood test (FOBT) as the laboratory screening test. The FIT collection is simpler for patients - only one specimen collection is required. The FIT has no dietary or medication requirements. Starting November 18, 2013 patients with a requisition having a FOBT request will be given a FIT collection kit. The FIT collection kits will be available at all DynaLIFEDx patient care centres and northern hospital outpatient collection laboratories. Specimens on fecal occult blood cards will continue to be accepted until the revised clinical practice gastrointestinal (GI) guidelines are implemented provincially. Currently specimens will be accepted either in fecal immunochemical test containers or on fecal occult blood cards.
TOP Clinical Practice Guidelines - Colorectal cancer
AHS information - cancer control
Bulletin - Province wide testing for fecal immunochemical testing (FIT)
Memo to physicians about FIT collection supplies
Screening for Life - Information about colorectal cancer
The College of American Pathologists (CAP) congratulated Dr. Lai, Medical Director of DynaLIFEDx, for the excellence of the services DynaLIFEDx provides to our patients and healthcare professional partners. DynaLIFEDx main laboratory received the recognition of being a CAP accredited facility based on the results of a recent on-site inspection. There are only 7,000 CAP accredited laboratories world-wide.
DynaLIFEDx helps the Bissel Centre recover after fire destroys their Thrift Shoppe. Please see the Donor Spotlight on page 6 of the Bissell News for details.
DynaLIFEDx, Alberta Health Services and BD Canada are pleased to announce the implementation of the BD vacutainer® urine collection system. As of October 15, 2013, urine dipslide media will no longer be accepted for testing at DynaLIFEDx. The new system will be coupled with a new testing methodology to enhance patient care by improving the reliability of results and allowing faster reporting of results. Learm more with the resources on our health professionals page.
Edmonton patients will be among the first in North America to receive access to next generation medicine - thanks to magnetic beads. First patient results released from the state of the art BD Kiestra microbiology automation line.