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. - Posted 21 November

Patient care centre holiday hours for December 24, 2013 to January 3, 2014 - Posted 08 November

Reminder: Patient care centres will be operating on statutory holiday hours on Monday, November 11. - Posted 08 November

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. - Posted 08 November

The screening test for colorectal cancer is changing on November 18, 2013. The fecal immunochemical test (FIT) will replace the fecal occult blood test (FOBT) as the laboratory screening test. The FIT collection is simpler for patients - only one specimen collection is required rather than the three collections on consecutive days recommended for FOBT. The FIT has no dietary or medication requirements whereas the current FOBT requires cessation of vitamin C supplements for 3 days prior to the start of and during collection. 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. - Posted 07 November

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. - Posted 30 September

Improved urine collection system is coming to your office or facility very soon. 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. - Posted 23 September

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Tawa Patient Care Centre will be closed on Sunday, September 22, 2013. Regular hours resume on September 23, 2013 - Posted 20 September

Presentations from the first, annual DynaLIFEDx physician symposium are now on-line - Posted 24 June

Sometimes you just gotta dance - DynaLIFEDx joins Gray for a Day fund raising flash mob on June 5 to support seniors' housing initiatives - Posted May 27

DynaLIFEDx partners with Metabolomic Technologies Inc - New cancer screening test - Posted May 24

Always Moving Forward- Inside Healthcare profiles DynaLIFEDx - Posted April 09

DynaLIFEDx featured in Advantage Magazine- Posted March 26

2013 Laboratory Medicine Symposium presented by DynaLIFEDx: for General Practitioners, Family Physicians and Medical Residents- Posted March 20

DynaLIFEDx was a winner of Canada’s Best Managed Award in 2011 and became a requalified member in 2012!- Posted March 01

Pallisades Patient Care Centre opened February 19 - Castledowns Village location is closed -Posted March 01

Castledowns Village Patient Care Centre closing at noon on Friday, February 15- Posted February 14

DynaLIFEDx implements an anatomic pathology quality management system-The Roche Ventana Vantage System - Posted January 31

DynaLIFEDx donates $1000 to Bissell Centre Warming YEG campaign - Posted January 22

Castledowns Village Patient Care Centre moving February 19- Posted January 15