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Laboratory Bulletins

Laboratory bulletins are used to convey pertinent laboratory or clinical information to the intended audience. This information may include such items as:

  • changes in collection information or practice.
  • introduction of new technology. 
  • announcements.

Laboratory bulletins will be posted on this website as they become available.

Change in Availability of CMV Seronegative Blood Components

October 24, 2017
ALL Zones - Laboratory Bulletin
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Critical and Priority Request Definitions for Anatomical Pathology Samples

October 10, 2017
EDMONTON Zone - Lab Bulletin
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Standardized Provincial Anatomical Pathology Request Form

October 10, 2017
EDMONTON Zone - Lab Bulletin
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Total hemoglobin - DIfferences between Lab & Point of Care

September 22, 2017
EDMONTON Zone - Lab Bulletin
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Prosigna™ Breast Cancer Prognostic Gene Signature Assay

September 15, 2017
ALL Zones - Laboratory Bulletin
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Vancomycin Testing - Change in Acceptable Sample Type

August 18, 2017
EDMONTON & NORTH Zones - Sept 1, 2017
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Cancer & Endrocrine Next Generation Sequencing Requisition Form

August 18, 2017
ALL Zones - Lab Bulletin
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Revised Laboratory Requisitions

August 10, 2017
EDMONTON Zone - Lab Bulletin
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Rubella and Varicella Zoster Virus Antibody

July 19, 2017
ALL Zones: Changes to Reporting
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Change in Blood Collection Tube for Troponin Testing

June 09, 2017
ALL Zones - Lab Bulletin
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Implementation of Luminex Respiratory Pathogens Panel (RPP) at ProvLab

May 16, 2017
ALL Zones - Lab Bulletin
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New IVIG Resources

May 02, 2017
ALL Zones - Lab Bulletin
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Discontinuation of the calling of negative Rapid RSV Screen Results

April 25, 2017
EDMONTON Zone - AHS Lab Services
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Online Test Directory

April 07, 2017
ALL Zones - Lab Bulletin
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Vitamin B12 Screening and Appropriate Repeat Intervals

April 06, 2017
ALL Zones - Lab Bulletin
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Pancreatic Cancer Testing by Next Generation Sequencing

March 29, 2017
ALL Zones - Lab Bulletin
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MPL Mutation Assay

March 07, 2017
All Zones - Lab Bulletin
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Falsely Elevated Progesterone results due to Cross-Reactivity with DHEA-S

February 21, 2017
ALL Zones - Lab Bulletin
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Hereditary Cancer and Endocrine Panel Testing by Next Generation Sequencing

January 18, 2017
ALL Zones - Lab Bulletin
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KIT D816V Mutation Assay for Mastocytosis

January 03, 2017
ALL Zones - Lab Bulletin
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Biotin Interference with Laboratory Testing

December 15, 2016
ALL Zones - Lab Bulletin
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Change of the Confirmatory Test for Syphilis

November 24, 2016
ALL Zones - Lab Bulletin
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Laboratory Web Survey

November 17, 2016
ALL Zones - Lab Bulletin
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Provincial Standardization of Creatinine Reference Intervals

November 15, 2016
ALL Zones - Lab Bulletin
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FLT3/NPM1 Mutation Detection Assay

October 27, 2016
ALL Zones - Lab Bulletin
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Galactosemia Testing in Alberta

October 24, 2016
ALL Zones - Lab Bulletin
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Discontinuation of Fetal Fibronectin Testing

October 13, 2016
ALL Zones - Lab Bulletin
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Provincial Standardization of Lipid Reference Intervals

October 11, 2016
ALL Zones - Lab Bulletin
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Molecular Pathology Requisition

September 20, 2016
ALL Zones - Revised Bulletin
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Ewing and Synovial Sarcoma - Change in assay methodology

August 18, 2016
ALL Zones - Lab Bulletin
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Fetal Fibronectin Result Comment for Discontinuation of Testing

August 16, 2016
ALL Zones - Lab Bulletin
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Pap Test Collection Vial Change

July 29, 2016
NORTH, CENTRAL & EDMONTON ZONE- Lab Bulletin
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Implementation of RIDA(r)GENE Bordetella Assay at ProvLab

July 21, 2016
ALL Zones - ProvLab Bulletin
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Implementation of Auto-Faxing via Forward Advantage

June 24, 2016
South Zone - Lab Bulletin
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Community Coagulation Testing (INR/PT & APTT)

June 24, 2016
South Zone - Lab Bulletin
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CoPath Application Outage Extended

June 20, 2016
Edmonton & North Zone - Lab Bulletin
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EZ Informed Consent for Transfusion

June 10, 2016
Edmonton Zone - Lab Bulletin
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ProvLab New Zoonotic Serology Requisition

February 29, 2016
ALL Zones - Lab Bulletin
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Plasma Guideline and Request Form

January 21, 2016
Edmonton Zone - Lab Bulletin
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NiaStase RT® Pre-filled Syringe

January 21, 2016
ALL Zones - Lab Bulletin
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Amniotic Fluid Bilirubin Testing

January 21, 2016
ALL Zones - Lab Bulletin
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Regional Blood Transfusion Service

January 20, 2016
Edmonton Zone - Lab Bulletin
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ProvLab Affiliated Rapid HIV Testing Sites

January 15, 2016
ALL Zones - Lab Bulletin
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Anatomical Pathology Lymphoma Protocol

January 15, 2016
Edmonton Zone - Lab Bulletin
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Lab Services Contract Extension with Dynalife

October 16, 2015
ALL Zones - Lab Bulletin - One-year extension
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AHS LAB Leadership Update July 2015

August 11, 2015
ALL ZONES - Lab Bulletin
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2014 Antibiogram of Antimicrobial Susceptibility Rates for UAH

August 07, 2015
Edmonton Zone - Laboratory Bulletin
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Vitamin D Testing

March 17, 2015
ALL ZONES-Lab Bulletin - Changes to vitamin D testing
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Recurring Orders for Outpatients Policy

September 18, 2014
LAB BULLETIN
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Lab Specimen Collection, Handling, Transport and Analysis of Suspected EBOLA Virus

September 14, 2014
ALL ZONES - Laboratory testing for suspected Ebola patients only collected/processed after appropriate consultation with Zone Medical Officer of Health (MOH) and/or Microbiologist/Virologist on call.
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