Monthly Archives: April 2016

Med Lab Professionals and Research in Health Care

April 28,16

Our week series on Medical Laboratory professionals has focused on the role they play in clinical care. But MLTs often work alongside physicians and scientists on research that leads to advancements in health care and better health outcomes for patients in the future. For example, 100 years ago, a diabetes diagnosis was a sentence of […]

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Lab Contribution During Outbreaks and Increased Incidences of Serious Illnesses

April 27,16

This winter our province has been hit with increased incidences of serious cases of influenza. This has meant more hospitalizations, more admittances to Intensive Care and increased treatments and monitoring. This has had significant impact on many areas of the hospital, including the laboratory. Whether it is an outbreak of a common virus or a […]

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From Conception to Death: Med Lab Professionals Part of Your Life

April 26,16

Medical Laboratory professionals play an integral role in patients’ health over their entire lifespan from conception to death. From hCG testing to confirm pregnancy, and sometimes complex genetic, immunologic or hematologic testing in utero, to the first blood screens as a newborn, through regular testing as a healthy adult and especially through health scares of […]

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Phase II of 25(OH)D Ordering Changes Effective May 2, 2016

April 25,16

Phase II of Choosing Wisely Manitoba’s Clinical Practice Change regarding ordering guidelines and a new requisition for 25(OH) Vitamin D will take effect May 2. All orders must meet one of the medical indications and be on the new requisition. Please read the full Clinical Practice Change for more details.

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Celebrating Med Lab Week, April 24-30, 2016

This week, April 24-30, 2016, is National Medical Laboratory Week in Canada. This celebratory week provides an opportunity for Medical Laboratory Technologists (MLTs) and Medical Laboratory Assistants (MLAs) to celebrate their role in health care and to raise public awareness of the contributions they make as part of the health care team.

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Clinical Practice Change – Body Fluid Analysis Reporting

April 19,16

DSM’s Clinical Biochemistry Discipline has issued a Clinical Practice Change regarding Body Fluid Analysis Reporting which is effective April 21. Please read the full CPC

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Latest DSM Microbiology Newsletter

April 12,16

The Diagnostic Services Manitoba (DSM) Microbiology Discipline Team has issued its latest Micro Notes Newsletter on the topic of Extended-Spectrum Beta-Lactamase Producing Escherichia coli: Increasing Incidence of a Resistant Pathogen

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