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Why do some new results from Cadham Provincial Lab now appear in red instead of blue?

Effective July 25, 2018, new results will appear in red if they have been flagged as abnormal.

Which Cadham Provincial Lab results will not be flagged?

Lab results such as Viral Load tests, Immune status tests, some referred out tests and Phenylalanine post therapeutic diet; blood spot will not be flagged.

Click here to view a more in-depth list of results that will not be flagged.

Will historic tests from Cadham Provincial Lab be flagged when they are abnormal?

No. Historic results will not appear in red, even if they are abnormal. These results will require clinical interpretation.

Why do I not see lab results from Unicity?

Dynacare has acquired Unicity Laboratory Services. Effective December 18, 2017, Unicity will no longer be sending results into eChart Manitoba.

Will historical results from Unicity still be in eChart?

Yes, all historical results remain in eChart.

What lab results are currently available from Dynacare?

Dynacare has recently implemented a new Laboratory Information System (LIS) that will increase the consistency of results flowing into eChart Manitoba.

As of November 8, 2017, Dynacare resumed sending Hematology results to eChart. There will be no gap in data as Dynacare has resent all Hematology results from April 3, 2017 to present day. All new results will be sent in real time.

As part of the LIS validation, there are new panels reported from Dynacare; the CBC and the Differential. Depending on how they are ordered, the RBC, Platelet and WBC cell morphology may appear under the CBC, while theactual cell counts may appear separately under the differential. Other tests like the ESR, Reticulocyte, INR, APTT, Heterophile antibody (Monospot), Malaria and the Hematopathologist review will appear on their own.

Validation of Chemistry results is now underway and we will provide updates as this work progresses.

Why am I not able to find Unicity results between January 2016 and March 2017?

Lab results dated January 18, 2016 to March 19, 2017 were not loaded into eChart after the validation testing done for the Unicity Laboratory Information System (LIS) upgrade was completed July 13, 2017.

What laboratory sources currently provide information to eChart?

  • Diagnostic Services, Shared Health:
    • Winnipeg locations – Dec. 2, 2010 onward
    • Rural locations (see details in FAQ below) – Oct 21, 2013 onward
    • Brandon location (Westman) – May 19, 2011 onward
  • Dynacare – July 7, 2011 onward
  • Cadham Provincial Laboratory (CPL) – Mar. 21, 2013 onward

What sites are currently sending to eChart as part of the Diagnostic Servies, Shared Health Provincial LIS (PLIS) rollout?

  • Beausejour Health Centre Laboratory – Oct. 19, 2009 onward
  • Portage District General Hospital Laboratory – Oct. 21, 2013 onward
  • Bethesda Regional Health Centre Laboratory (Steinbach) – Nov. 4, 2013 onward
  • Selkirk Regional Health Center Laboratory – Dec. 4, 2013 onward
  • Dauphin Regional Health Centre Laboratory – Mar. 3, 2014 onward
  • Thompson General Hospital Laboratory – Mar. 24, 2014 onward
  • Flin Flon General Hospital Laboratory – May 5, 2014 onward
  • The Pas Health Complex Laboratory – May 26, 2014 onward
  • Neepawa Health Centre Laboratory – June 18, 2014 onward
  • Swan Valley Health Centre Laboratory – Aug. 25, 2014 onward
  • Roblin Health Centre Laboratory – Sept. 8, 2014 onward
  • Ste. Rose General Hospital Laboratory – Sept. 23, 2014 onward
  • Virden Health Centre Laboratory – Oct. 20, 2014 onward
  • Russell Health Centre Laboratory – Nov. 3, 2014 onward
  • Tri-Lake Health Centre (Killarney) Laboratory – Nov. 17, 2014 onward
  • Boundary Trails Health Centre Laboratory – Dec. 1, 2014 onward
  • Souris Health Centre Laboratory – Feb. 23, 2015 onward
  • DeSalaberry District Health Centre Laboratory – Mar. 24, 2015 onward
  • Ste. Anne Hospital Laboratory – Mar. 24, 2015 onward
  • Stonewall & District Health Centre Laboratory – Apr. 20, 2015 onward
  • Gimli Community Health Centre Laboratory – Apr. 27, 2015 onward
  • Arborg & District Health Centre Laboratory – May 25, 2015 onward
  • Hunter Memorial Hospital (Teulon) Laboratory – May 25, 2015 onward
  • Altona Community Memorial Health Centre Laboratory – June 8, 2015 onward
  • Morris General Hospital Laboratory – June 8, 2015 onward
  • Carman Memorial Hospital Laboratory – June 15, 2015 onward
  • Pine Falls Health Complex Laboratory – Aug. 31, 2015 onward
  • Pinawa Hospital Laboratory – Aug. 31, 2015 onward
  • Churchill Health Centre Laboratory – Sept. 23, 2015 onward
  • Diagnostic Services, Shared Health Westman Laboratory – Apr. 24, 2016 onward
  • Grandview District Hospital Laboratory – Aug. 15, 2016 onward
  • Minnedosa Health Centre Laboratory – Sept. 19, 2016 onward
  • Hamiota Health Centre Laboratory – Sept. 19, 2016 onward
  • Boissevain Health Centre Laboratory – Oct. 17, 2016 onward
  • Deloraine Health Centre Laboratory – Oct. 17, 2016 onward
  • Melita Health Centre Laboratory – Oct. 31, 2016 onward
  • Carberry Plains Health Centre Laboratory – Nov. 14, 2016 onward
  • Glenboro Health Centre Laboratory – Nov. 14, 2016 onward
  • Tiger Hills Health Centre Laboratory – Nov. 21, 2016 onward
  • Lakeshore General Hospital Laboratory – Dec. 5, 2016 onward
  • E.M. Crowe Memorial Hospital Laboratory – Dec. 5, 2016 onward
  • Riverdale Health Centre Laboratory – Jan. 16, 2017 onward
  • Strathclair Health Centre Laboratory – Jan. 16, 2017 onward
  • Kin Place Primary Health Complex Laboratory – Jan. 23, 2017 onward
  • Lac du Bonnet District Health Centre Laboratory* (previously sent results as Beausejour Health Centre) – Feb. 7, 2017 onward
  • Whitemouth District Health Centre Laboratory* (previously sent results as Beausejour Health Centre) – Feb. 7, 2017 onward
  • Deer Lodge Centre Laboratory* (previously sent results as Grace Hospital) – Feb. 28, 2017 onward
  • Erikson Health Centre Laboratory (previously sent results as Westman laboratory) – Mar. 13, 2017 onward
  • McCreary Alonsa Health Centre Laboratory – Mar. 14, 2017 onward
  • Wawanesa Health Centre Laboratory (previously sent results as Westman laboratory) – Mar. 20, 2017 onward
  • Rossburn District Health Centre Laboratory* (previously sent results as Westman laboratory) – Mar. 21, 2017 onward
  • Birtle Health Centre Laboratory* (previously sent results as Westman laboratory) – Mar. 22, 2017 onward
  • Vita and District Health Centre Laboratory – Apr. 3, 2017 onward
  • Lynn Lake Hospital Laboratory – May 8, 2017 onward
  • Leaf Rapids Health Centre Laboratory – May 8, 2017 onward
  • Gillam Hospital Laboratory – May 15, 2017 onward
  • Snow Lake Health Centre Laboratory – May 15, 2017 onward
  • Rock Lake Health District Hospital – June 5, 2017 onward
  • Gladstone Health Centre Laboratory – June 5, 2017 onward
  • Lorne Memorial Hospital Laboratory – June 19, 2017 onward
  • Centre de santé Notre-Dame Health Centre Laboratory – June 19, 2017 onward
  • St. Claude Health Centre Laboratory – July 17, 2017 onward
  • Emerson Health Centre Laboratory – July 24, 2017 onward
  • Pembina Manitou Health Centre laboratory – Aug. 14, 2017 onward

*Prior to the PLIS rollout to the site, results from the site would have been sent to eChart either because it was linked to another LIS site or processing was not done at the site.

How quickly do lab results display in eChart Manitoba?

Diagnostic Services, Shared Health, including PLIS locations and Cadham Provincial Laboratory, provide results in real time.

Dynacare provides results four times a day.

Some lab results may be delayed in being posted to eChart if for example there is any discrepancy found between the demographic information provided in the lab result message and the provincial Client Registry information. If you cannot find a lab result that you think should be posted, please call the Service Desk at 204-940-8500.

Which labs send results to eChart on Saturdays and Sundays?

All labs currently send results to eChart on Saturdays and Sundays.

What type of lab results are currently in eChart Manitoba?

Click here to view the Lab Results Type table.

Where can I find Microbiology tests from Cadham Provincial Laboratory?

The Microbiology labs from Cadham can be found under Laboratory Events view and Test History view. The Microbiology reports from Diagnostic Services, Shared Health will still be found under Clinical Documents view.

Why are there no antibiotic susceptibilities attached to the Microbiology results from Cadham?

The MRSA and VRE tests are screen tests and therefore are currently only displaying the organism identification for the result. The full Microbiology report will still be sent directly to the ordering provider. Cadham is working on sending the attached susceptibilities to eChart in the future.

Are CancerCare test results displayed in eChart?

Test results will be displayed in eChart if the patient has their lab tests performed at a lab which is one of the eChart lab sources (review the FAQs above for more information on sources).

Test results will not be displayed in eChart if the patient has their lab tests performed at the MacCharles Hematology Laboratory, which is a CCMB in-house lab in Winnipeg.

Do lab results for out of province patients appear in eChart?

Generally they will not display in eChart if the results are reported with the out of province health number. However, results for out of province patients will display in eChart if they were seen at a Winnipeg Hospital and assigned an MRN or if they had a Manitoba PHIN at one point as they previously resided in Manitoba. Please note that only results from when the patient resided in Manitoba would display in eChart unless the patient was seen at a Winnipeg hospital as mentioned above.

Are Spirometry Tests included in eChart?

Spirometry Tests or Pulmonary Function Tests such as FVC, FEV1, and FEV1/FVC are not included in eChart at this time. We do, however, receive lab information such as Blood Gases.

Is Mantoux testing included in eChart?

A Mantoux test is a clinical assessment not a lab result; therefore it is not included in eChart. We do, however, receive lab information such as specimen smears for acid-fast bacilli (AFB) and specimen cultures for Mycobacterium tuberculosis (MTB) complex.

Why are Newborn Screening tests not included in eChart?

Newborn screening is not included in the results received from Cadham Provincial Laboratory at this time therefore is not in eChart.

Is prostate specific antigen (PSA) test information available in eChart? Is this for the entire province at any of the labs?

PSA is performed by Diagnostic Services, Shared Health Winnipeg and is available in eChart. Dynacare refers these tests to Diagnostic Services, Shared Health.

How do I print multiple lab results at one time?

Multiple lab results may be printed by using the Clinical Summary Selected Items. When in Laboratory Events view;

1. Select the checkbox to the left of the Collected Date.

2. Selected Summary; Clinical Summary selected Items, This is where you will be provided with a Summary Document of the items you selected.

3. To print this view, select the printer from the tool bar.

What is the difference between the Laboratory Events view and the Test History view?

Laboratory Events view provides a chronological view of labs ordered. The link under the “Collected” column takes you to the lab results view which includes the individual test results. The link under the “Test” column on the Laboratory Events tab takes you to the Test History.

Test History view provides a table view of lab results and can be accessed using the drop down menu item or by selecting the “Test” column on the Laboratory Events tab to view history for selected tests. This view also allows you to quickly filter to see the history of individual tests, as well as a graph view. Remember to look in the “Other” category if you can’t locate a test.

How are lab results in the province being standardized?

Digital Health hosts a Laboratory Interoperability Working Group comprised of representatives from the labs across the province. The goal of this group is to review common tests performed by the various labs to develop a standardized way of reporting the results to clinicians.

What tests have been standardized across the labs in the province?

The tests listed below have been standardized among Diagnostic Services, Shared Health and Dynacare:

  • Urinalysis
  • Lipid tests
  • Glucose tolerance tests
  • Therapeutic drugs (Phenytoin, Digoxin and Lithium)
  • Cortisol

Why are the standardized tests from each lab source not displaying the same way in eChart?

The labs have agreed to the provincial standard but are still in the process of implementing the changes in their Laboratory Information Systems (LIS).

Why are the lab results in the Clinical Summary not formatted?

The table of results is not formatted in a tabular view, please use Lab Print Preview.