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Supply shortage of select phlebotomy tubes

LL #28581-  BD LAVENDER TUBE 13X75 LAVENDER 4.0ML HEMOGARD, PLASTIC, (BD item #367861) 100/SP LL #28642 - BD GOLD TUBE 13x100 GOLD 5 0ML HEMOGARD PL...
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COPEPTIN

The referral laboratory where LifeLabs sends Copeptin testing to will discontinue parallel Osmolality testing due to concerns about pre-analytical fac...
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CHANGES TO REFERRED OUT TESTING LOCATIONS

As part of a large process and quality improvement initiative around our referred out testing program, a selection of referred out tests will be chang...
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Changes to Urinalysis Platform – September 2021

LifeLabs is upgrading our macroscopic and microscopic urinalysis instrumentation at our labs in British Columbia and Ontario, starting September 2021.
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Change to ordering process for ANA & ENA tests in BC effective August 8, 2021

Previously, ANA and ENA could be ordered separately or together. Moving forward, ENA testing will not be conducted unless the patient has a positive A...
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Urine Urobilinogen/Bilirubin

**Discontinuation of Tests** URINE BILIRUBIN AND UROBILINOGEN will be discontinued as of June 14, 2021. Please request serum liver function test(s) i...
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ANGIOTENSIN CONVERTING ENZYME

**Update on Turn Around Times** Due to supplier issues, we are currently experiencing a delay in turnaround time for ANGIOTENSIN CONVERTING ENZYME t...
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FastTRK Testing Program

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 ...
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Creatinine Reagent Lot Positive Bias – Resolution

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...
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Creatinine Reagent Lot Positive Bias Update

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 pr...
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Select BC LifeLabs Locations Affected by Staff Shortages Due to Spread...
LifeLabs board members
LifeLabs welcomes four new members to its board of directors
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LifeLabs Awarded 2021 WorkPlace Benefit Award for Effective Mental Hea...
LifeLabs appoints Jennifer Cudlipp as Chief Operating Officer
LifeLabs appoints Jennifer Cudlipp as Chief Operating Officer
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Three-Year Agreement Finalized Between LifeLabs and BCGEU
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Tentative Three-Year Agreement Reached Between LifeLabs and BCGEU
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(October 23, 2021) Update Regarding LifeLabs and BCGEU Negotiations an...
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Update Regarding LifeLabs and BCGEU Negotiations and Essential Service...
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BC LifeLabs Employees Represented by BCGEU Taking Strike Action
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LifeLabs Releases 2020 Community Report: Inspired by Purpose
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LifeLabs celebrates 17 students as recipients of its annual Employee F...
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LifeLabs Partners with Tennis Canada to Deliver COVID-19 Testing for t...
LifeLabs’ Erica Zarkovich recognized at the 2021 Canadian Law Awards with an Award of Excellence, and nominated for Canadian Lawyer Magazine’s Top 25 Most Influential Lawyers.
LifeLabs’ Erica Zarkovich recognized at the 2021 Canadian Law Awards...
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LifeLabs’ COVID-19 response management in communications wins 2021 G...
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LifeLabs completes over 2 million COVID-19 molecular tests
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