ARCHIVED LABORATORY BULLETINS
West Nile Virus Testing in Winter (# 2006-9)
Notification of changes to our West Nile Virus (WNV) testing during the off-season.
Guide to Services Update (# 2006-8)
Notification of an updated version of the Guide to Services (Version 2.0).
Server Repair Impact (# 2006-7)
On Saturday, July 8th, 2006 from 1800h-2400h our Laboratory Information System servers will be taken off line for emergency repairs.
Server Repair Impact (# 2006-6)
On Saturday, June 24, 2006 from 1800h-2400h our Laboratory Information System servers will be taken off line for emergency repairs.
Changes in specimen collection devices- Flocked nasopharyngeal swabs and Universal Transport Medium (# 2006-5)
Effective August 1, 2006, Changes will be made to the collection devices supplied by the Provincial Laboratory.
West Nile Virus Diagnostic Testing (# 2006-4)
As of June 1st, 2006, we have ramped up our West Nile Virus diagnostic testing at the ProvLab.
Change to Microbiologist On Call Pager for ProvLab in Calgary Alberta              (# 2006-3)
The ProvLab in Calgary is discontinuing using the pager number 403-268-7210 to contact the Microbiologist on Call.
Server Relocation Impact (# 2006-2)
On Saturday, April 29, 2006 from 1800h-2400h our Laboratory Information System servers will be relocated to an environmentally controlled, off-site location.
Testing for Botulinum toxin and Culture for Clostridium botulinum (# 2006-1)
Effective March 20, 2006, testing for the detection of Botulinum toxin or culture for Clostridium botulinum will be discontinued at the Provincial Laboratory for Public Health (Microbiology)[ProvLab] and referred to the Botulism Reference Service (BRS) in Ottawa.
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