2016:

Formalock™ pre-filled formalin containers - instructions for use

Spruce Grove patient care centre hours expanded

New resources for Pap test collection and HPV reflex testing:

BD SurePathTM Rovers® cervix brush collection video

BD SurePathTM Cytobrush® Plus GT & Pap Perfect® spatula video

HPV reflex testing - Information for physicians

2015:

Transfusion medicine provincial policy and procedures effective 01 June 2015:

Have you seen the Choosing Wisely Canada website? Experts develop lists of '5 things physicians and patients should talk about' and the patient resources to support those conversations (organized by the Canadian Medical Association and the University of Toronto).

2014:

Netcare improvements:

Autopsy results became available in Netcare as of June 2014

ECG tracings interpreted by the DynaLIFE ECG panel became available in Netacare as of May 2014

DynaLIFE follows the provincial patient identification policy in all of our patient care centres.

All patients will be asked for 2 pieces of government issued identification each time they visit the laboratory. Please see our notice to patients for more details.

Ideally, one piece of identification will be your personal healthcare card and the other piece of identification will include. For more information on this and other provincial safety initiatives please see the AHS Safer Together brochure.


Antibiograms for 2010 and onward are available using the online interactive cumulative antibiogram tool

2013:

DynaLIFE and Alberta Health Services are pleased to announce the province wide implementation of fecal immunuchemical test (FIT) for colorectal cancer. 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. Link to FIT resources for healthcare professionals

DynaLIFE, 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 DynaLIFE. Link to urine C&S resources for healthcare professionals