DynaLIFEDx patient care centres that are usually open on Sundays will be CLOSED on Sunday, October 26, 2014.
Two alternate locations will be open for URGENT testing ONLY.
Patient care centres that are usually open on Saturdays will be OPEN regular Saturday hours on October 25, 2014.
All patient care centres will resume regular hours on Monday, October 27, 2014.
We appreciate your patience as we work with Alberta Health Services to upgrade the shared computer network.
DynaLIFEDx seeks information on Alberta Health Services (AHS) decision to award laboratory services to Australian company
DynaLIFEDx responds to Alberta Health Services (AHS) decision on Australian company as preferred laboratory provider
DynaLIFEDx is pleased to announce that we will be adopting the provincial patient identification policy in all of our patient care centres. The new process will be introduced into different patient care centres on different days during the week of October 14 - 17. This follows a very successful pilot project in our Camrose and Spruce Grove patient care centres that began in June. Thank you to all the patients who assisted with the pilot project.
Please bring 2 pieces of government issued identification with you every time you 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 a picture of you. For more information on this and other provincial safety initiatives please see the AHS Safer Together brochure.
Introducing the online interactive cumulative antibiogram tool!
The 2013 and 2014 (Q1 and Q2) antibiograms are now available using the tool. Antibiogram for previous years are still available in pdf form.
Effective Monday July 14th, 2014, the Abbottsfield Mall patient care centre will be temporarily located in room #262 on the second floor of the Abbottsfield Mall.
We were very happy to see all the primary healthcare providers who came together with our laboratory professionals in the "Pursuit of Excellence in Patient Care" at the second annual DynaLIFEDx laboratory symposium on May 3.
We hope to see you next year at the third annual symposium!
This program has been accredited by the College of Family Physicians of Canada and the Alberta Chapter for up to 4 Mainpro-M1 credits.
Presentations from the second, annual DynaLIFEDx laboratory symposium are on-line now!
Presentations from the first, annual DynaLIFEDx laboratory symposium are on-line
DynaLIFEDx was honoured to receive the Culture of Ability Award from Easter Seals.
DynaLIFEDx was honoured to accept the 2014 Mayors Award for Employers Who Support and Accommodate Persons with Disabilities in a Paid Position.
DynaLIFEDx is proud to be recognized as one of Canada's Best Managed Companies for the third year in a row.
Please see our Recognition and Commendations for more information
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. Learm more with the resources on our health professionals page.
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.