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C Terminal PTH-Related Protein (PTH-rP) - January 30, 2015

Effective immediately- our referral Laboratory, Hospitals In-Common Laboratory Inc. is changing service suppliers for the c-terminal PTH Related Peptide assay.

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February 2, 2015


Thyroid Test Updates - January 22, 2015

Due to a change in instrumentation, our upper reference limits (normal cut-offs for positivity) will change on Feb 19, 2015, as follows.

  1. Anti-thyroglobulin antibody (ATG): < 116 kU/L
  2. Anti-thyroid-specific peroxidase antibody (ATPO): < 35 kU/L
  3. High-sensitivity Thyroglobulin (hs-Tg): < 60 micrograms/L (< 60 μg/L)

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January 21, 2015


High Sensitivity Thyroglobulin (hs-Tg) - November 13, 2014

In keeping with recent developments in thyroglobulin (Tg) testing, we are introducing a new high-sensitivity (hs-Tg) assay, starting November 20, 2014.

November 13, 2014


Urinary Citric Acid no longer performed on site - July 28, 2014

Effective Monday, August 4th, all 24 hour urine Citric Acid requests will be referred out for testing via Hospitals In-Common Laboratory Inc.
• There are no changes to specimen requirements or Reference Range.
• Turn-around-time: 10 days
Please note that random urine testing is no longer available.

July 28, 2014


Discontinuation of CK-MB testing - April 15, 2014

The 2012 Third Universal Definition of Myocardial Infarction identifies troponin as the preferred biomarker for the diagnosis of myocardial infarction, including MI post-CABG, post-stenting etc. CK-MB is the alternative only if troponin is not available. Troponin has been available at Sunnybrook for over a decade. We will therefore stop CK-MB testing on April 24, 2014.

April 16, 2014