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Labstracts
Influenza and Other Respiratory Viral Testing Algorithm for Spring/Summer 2014 (June 2, 2014 to October 31, 2014). May 2014

Nucleic Acid Amplification Tests (NAAT) for the direct detection of M. tuberculosis complex (MtbC) from specimens: Change in testing methodology  Influenza and Other Respiratory Viral Testing Algorithm for Spring/Summer 2014 (June 2, 2014 to October 31, 2014).

May 2014
Syphilis Serology - Cumulative Reporting April 2014
Acid Fast Bacilli (AFB) Smear Reports ‐ Correlation with the Canadian Tuberculosis Standards, 7th Edition March 2014
Strongyloides stercoralis and Schistosoma spp. IgG Serology Update March 2014
Updates to PHOL General Test Requisition Effective September 30, 2013 August 2013
Viral Hepatitis Serologic Testing Changes to Test Ordering, Algorithm and Reporting August 2013
Tuberculosis and Mycobacteriology Laboratory Update: Addition of M. abscessus subspeciation July 2013
West Nile Virus Update – Interpretation of serology results and investigation of cases with neurological involvement June 2013
Hepatitis C Virus (HCV) Genotype/Subtype Testing May 2013
Candida species ‐ Update on Antifungal Drug Susceptibility Testing May 2013
Influenza and Other Respiratory Viral Testing Algorithm for Spring and Summer 2013 (May 21, 2013 to October 31, 2013) May 2013
Measles, Mumps, Rubella (MMR) and Varicella‐Zoster Virus (VZV) Immune Status Serology April 2013
Hepatitis B Virus (HBV) Testing and Interpretation ‐ Update Feb 2013
HIV‐1 Qual Test using Dried Blood Spots (DBS) by Cobas Ampliprep/Cobas Taqman Feb 2013
Influenza and Other Respiratory Viral Testing for the 2012‐2013 Influenza Season (November 5, 2012 to May 3, 2013) Oct 2012
Syphilis (Treponema pallidum) Serology Testing and Interpretation – Update Oct 2012
Lyme Disease IgG/IgM – Implementation of C6 peptide assay for Borrelia burgdorferi Oct 2012
CUMULATIVE REPORTING for Hepatitis and HIV: Hepatitis A, Hepatitis B, Hepatitis C and HIV1/2 Serology Hepatitis B and Hepatitis C Viral Loads Oct 2012
Antifungal Drug Susceptibility Testing - Yeast, Aspergillus July 2012
Influenza and Other Respiratory Viral Testing for Spring and Summer 2012 (June 1, 2012 to October 31, 2012) May 2012
Bordetella testing by Real‐Time PCR
– Addition of Bordetella holmesii
April 2012
Helicobacter pylori (H. pylori) – Change in reporting April 2012
Legionella – Change in testing methodology to Real‐Time PCR Testing April 2012
Pneumocystis jirovecii (formerly carinii) pneumonia
– Change in testing methodology to Real‐Time PCR
March 2012
HIV IMPORTANT NOTICE – New Proviral HIV DNA Tropism (V3) assay at the British Columbia Centre for Excellence March 2012
IMPORTANT NOTICE – Cobas Ampliprep/Cobas Taqman HIV‐1 Qual Test ‐ New test for HIV1 PCR Change in Testing Methodology/Sample Submission Oct 2011
Influenza and Other Respiratory Viral Testing for 2011‐2012 Influenza Season (November 1, 2011 to April 30, 2012) Oct 2011
Carbapenemase activity in Enterobacteriaceae:
- Implementation of a multiplex detection assay
Oct 2011
Ova and parasites - A change to the Public Health Laboratories (PHL) stool collection kit
- Original date issued December 2010
Sept 2011
Coxiella burnetii, Brucella Spp. and Francisella tularensis
‐ Changes in serological testing algorithms
June 2011
Mycobacterium tuberculosis (MTB) July 2011
Parvovirus B19 IgG and IgM serology
- Change in testing methodology
June 2011
Non O157 Shiga Toxin Producing E coli (STEC) Laboratory Testing Guidelines
(includes E coli O104)
June 2011
Chlamydia trachomatis and Neisseria gonorrhoeae
- Sensitivity and Specificity of the GEN-PROBE APTIMA® Assay
May 2011
Chlamydia trachomatis and Neisseria gonorrhoeae
- Specimen Collection Guidelines
May 2011
Changes to Influenza and Other Respiratory Viral Testing for Spring and Summer 2011 (May 16, 2011 to October 31, 2011); Changes to Respiratory Syncytial Virus (RSV) Rapid Testing May 2011
Toxoplasma gondii IgG serology- Change in screen testing methodology March 2011
A change to the stool ova and parasites kit December 2010
Arthropod Identification Services November 2010
Influenza and Other Respiratory Viral Testing for 2010-2011 influenza season (November 1, 2010 to April 30, 2011) October 2010
Public Health Laboratories Implement New Viral Load Test for HIV1 September 2010
Tuberculosis and Mycobacteriology Laboratory Update - New Test for the Rapid Detection of M. tuberculosis complex (MTBC) and Genetic Markers for Rifampin and Isoniazid Resistance in Cultures August 2010
Tuberculosis (TB) and Mycobacteriology Laboratory Update -Second-line Drug Susceptibility Testing of M. tuberculosis August 2010
Norovirus Outbreak Testing Update August 2010
CLSI M100-S20 Enterobacteriaceae susceptibility -Cephalosporins and Carbapenems Breakpoint Revisions July 2010
Public Health Laboratories Implement A New Screening Test for HIV -1/2 July 2010
Tuberculosis (TB) and Mycobacteriology Laboratory Update May 2010
Changes in HHV-6 Reference testing at the National Microbiology Laboratory, Winnipeg March 2010
Discontinuation of Diphtheria and Tetanus Serology testing at PHL January 2010
Updated OAHPP Laboratory General Test Requisition Form now
available
January 2010
Chlamydia trachomatis and Neisseria gonorrhoeae - Specimen Collection and Methodology Change in the Laboratory Diagnosis of infections June 2009
Chlamydia trachomatis and Neisseria gonorrhoeae - Sensitivity and Specificity of the GEN-PROBE APTIMA® Assay June 2009
Chlamydia trachomatis and Neisseria gonorrhoeae - Specimen Collection Guidelines June 2009
Enteric Viral Detection - Change to specimen collection guidelines June 2009
Influenza Serology by Complement Fixation - Discontinuation of Testing March 2009
Hepatitis C Antibody - Change in Supplementary Testing, Interpretation, and Recommended Follow-up Testing February 2009
Systemic Mycoses – Change in Specimen Submission Guidelines February 2009
Urine viral cultures: Changes to testing procedures January 2009
Bordetella Molecular Testing - Changes to Result Reporting December 2008
Viridans Group Streptococci - Changes to Laboratory Identification Procedures November 2008
Listeria monocytogenes Testing- Specimen Acceptance Criteria for Foodborne Illness - Update August 2008
Clostridium difficile toxin testing - Specimen Acceptance Criteria August 2008
Chlamydophila pneumoniae and Mycoplasma pneumoniae – New Respiratory Laboratory Testing Update August 2008
Documentation - Criteria for Acceptance of Patient Specimens June 2008
Syphilis (T. pallidum) - Change in Screen Testing Methodology July 2008
   
   
   
   
   
   


 
               
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