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Labstracts provide important information to health care practitioners about  clinical or operational changes in laboratory testing. These can include updates  in specimen collection, handling, testing or interpretation.

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2006-11-01LAB_SD_012_Acceptance_criteria_for_anaerobic_culture.pdfAcceptance criteria for anaerobic culturesLAB-SD-012-001
2014-03-26LAB_SD_018_Acid-fast_bacilli_enumeration_reporting_change.pdfAcid Fast Bacilli (AFB) smear reports - Correlation with the Canadian Tuberculosis Standards, 7th editionLAB-SD-018-001
2012-07-01LAB_SD_061_Antifungal_drug_susceptibility_testing.pdfAntifungal drug susceptibility testing; Yeast, aspergillusLAB-SD-061-001
2010-10-01LAB_SD_023_Arthropod_identification_services.pdfArthropod identification servicesLAB-SD-023-001
2014-05-05LAB-SD-099_-_Blastocystis_hominis_-_Reporting_Changes.pdfBlastocystis hominis: Reporting changes for enteric specimens for parasitic investigationLAB-SD-099-000
2007-01-01LAB_SD_008_Blood_collection_serum_separator_tubes.pdfBlood collection using serum separator tubesLAB-SD-008-001
2008-12-01LAB_SD_047_Bordetella_molecular_testing_reporting_changes.pdfBordetella molecular testing: Changes to result reportingLAB-SD-047-000
2012-04-01LAB_SD_078_Bordetella_testing_real_time_PCR.pdfBordetella testing by real-time PCR: Addition of Bordetella holmesiiLAB-SD-078-000
2013-05-27LAB_SD_093_Candida_species_Update_on_Antifungal_Drug_Susceptibility_Testing.pdfCandida species: Update on antifungal drug susceptibility testing LAB‐SD‐093‐000
2011-10-01LAB_SD_075_Carbapenamase_enterobacteriaceae_multiplex_detection.pdfCarbapenemase activity in Enterobacteriaceae: Implementation of a multiplex detection assayLAB-SD-075-000
2010-03-01LAB_SD_063_Changes_HHV-6_reference_testing_Winnipeg.pdfChanges in HHV-6 reference testing at the National Microbiology Laboratory, WinnipegLAB-SD-063-000
2018-04-01LAB_SD_128_CT_GC_NAAT_Rectal_Pharyngeal_Implementation.pdfChlamydia trachomatis and Neisseria gonorrhoeae - Implementation of Nucleic Acid Amplification Testing (NAAT) for rectal and pharyngeal sitesLAB-SD-128-001
2018-04-01LAB_SD_005_Chlamydia_and_gonorrhoeae_sensitivity_specificity_GenProbe.pdfChlamydia trachomatis and Neisseria gonorrhoeae - Sensitivity and specificity of the Hologic® Aptima Combo 2® AssayLAB-SD-005-005
2016-09-20LAB-SD-002-004_C_difficile_Final_V4.pdfClostridium difficile diagnostic testing: UpdateLAB-SD-002-005
2011-06-01LAB_SD_077_CoxiellaBurnetii_BrucellaSpp_FrancisellaTularensis_testing_algorithms.pdfCoxiella burnetii, Brucella Spp. and Francisella tularensis: Changes in serological testing algorithmsLAB-SD-077-000
2012-10-01LAB_SD_089_Cumulative_reporting_Hepatitis_HIV_viral_loads.pdfCumulative reporting for Hepatitis and HIV: Hepatitis A, hepatitis B, hepatitis C and HIV1/2 serology, hepatitis B and hepatitis C viral loadsLAB-SD-089-000
2018-06-11LAB-SD-130_Cytomegalovirus_Detection_by_RT_PCR.pdfCytomegalovirus (CMV) – Change in Testing Methodology to Qualitative Real-Time PCR Testing LAB-SD-130
2014-09-05LAB_SD_104_Dengue_Fever_-_Testing_Update.pdfDengue fever – testing updateLAB-SD-104-000
2012-01-01LAB_SD_037_Dengue_fever_interpreting_serology_results.pdfDengue fever: Interpreting serology results (updated)LAB-SD-037-000
2008-12-01LAB_SD_044_Interpretation_viral_IgM_IgG_serology.pdfDiagnostic interpretation of viral specific IgM and IgG serologyLAB-SD-044-000
2010-01-01LAB_SD_040_Discontinuation_of_diphtheria_tetanus_serology_testing.pdfDiscontinuation of Diphtheria and Tetanus serology testing at PHLLAB-SD-040-001
2007-02-01LAB_SD_013_Entamoeba_histolytica_dispar_differentiation_test.pdfEntamoeba histolytica/dispar differentiation testLAB-SD-013-000
2009-06-01LAB_SD_055_Enteric_viral_detection_specimen_guidelines.pdfEnteric viral detection: Change to specimen collection guidelinesLAB-SD-055-000
2012-09-01LAB_SD_087_Epstein_Barr_serology_test_change.pdfEpstein‐Barr virus (EBV) serology: VCA IgG, VCA IgM, EA IgG, EBNA IgG: Change in testing methodologyLAB-SD-087-000
2018-02-01LAB_SD_126_Food_screening_methodology_Listeria_monocytogenes_RT-PCR_1.pdfFood screening methodology - Listeria monocytogenes RT-PCRLAB-SD-126
2014-03-28LAB_SD_098_-_Food_Screening_ Methodology _Change_to _RT-PCR_ Testing.pdfFood screening methodology change to RT-PCR testing - SalmonellaLAB-SD-098-000
2014-03-04LAB_SD_095_-_Food_Bacteriology_Form_and_Reporting.pdfFood bacteriology requisition form and food reporting format updates LAB-SD-095
2007-08-01LAB_SD_022_Fungal_blood_culture_requests.pdfFungal blood culture requestsLAB-SD-022-001
2018-05-01LAB_SD_129_Hepatitis_B_Surface_Antibody_Serologic_Testing_Update.pdfHepatitis B surface antibody serologic testing update - Changes to screening testLAB-SD-129-001
2018-05-01LAB_SD_031_Hepatitis_B_virus_testing_interpretation_update.pdfHepatitis B virus DNA (HBV DNA) testing and interpretation: UpdateLAB-SD-031-002
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