Diagnostic Services, Shared Health, has provided the following diagnostic services information is for the reference of health care providers in Manitoba.
In Sixty Material
Direct Referral for Breast Imaging
Specimen Acceptance Policies
This safety-driven policy defines the actions and criteria required for the acceptance of laboratory specimens received by Shared Health diagnostic services. The policy supports improved accuracy and efficiency in diagnostic testing and by promoting a significant decrease in unacceptable or incorrectly labeled samples, will contribute to greater accuracy in results, as well as more timely turnaround for physicians and patients.
||DSM Specimen Acceptance Policy
||Reporting Critical Values
||Clinical Biochemistry Critical Values
||Critical Result Reporting Urban Microbiology Labs
||Critical Result Reporting Rural Microbiology Labs
||Hematology Critical Values (WRHA)
||Handling and Transporting Histology and Cytology Specimens
||Rural Transport of Large Fresh Surgical Samples to Referral DSM Pathology Sites (replaces policy 90-10-01, Transportation of Large Surgical Specimens to Referral DSM Pathology Sites)
||Requesting Reagents and Supplies from Referral Pathology Laboratories Critical Values
Diagnostic Imaging Requisition forms
||Diagnostic Imaging Services Request form
||Diagnostic Imaging Services Request form (for Northern, Interlake Eastern RHA facilities)
||MRI Request Form
Immunology / Hematology Approval for Test
Specimen Collection Information
||DSM Phlebotomy Collection Manual (replaces the SBH Biochemistry Phlebotomy Information Manual)
||Clinical Microbiology Specimen Collection Manual
Miscellaneous Information / Posters
Patient Information / Brochures
Laboratory Information Manual (LIM)
Diagnostic Services, Shared Health’s, multi-disciplinary Laboratory Information Manual is the source of current and consistent laboratory references and values for diagnostic services in Winnipeg region labs.
Cadham Provincial Laboratory is not part of Shared Health Diagnostic Services. Please refer to their website for information.