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 simplier 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. FOBT specimens on cards will be accepted until December 31, 2013.
Bulletin - Province wide testing for fecal immunochemical testing (FIT)
Memo to physicians about FIT collection supplies
Patient care centre holiday hours for December 24, 2013 to January 3, 2014
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.
General practitioners, family physicians and medical residents - Presentations from the first, annual DynaLIFEDx physician symposium are now on-line