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Reminder: open consultation period for members, stakeholders, and the public

22 June 2016

The CMLTO Council is seeking comments and feedback from members, medical laboratory sector stakeholders and employers, and the public regarding proposed amendments to the CMLTO Consolidated Bylaws.

Learn more about the proposed amendments and how to comment by clicking here.

The deadline for providing feedback is 5:00 pm on August 15, 2016.

CMLTO office closed for Canada Day

22 June 2016

The CMLTO office will be closed on July 1, 2016, for the Canada Day statutory holiday. Regular office hours resume at 8:30 am on July 4th.

Recent PHOL labstracts for laboratory staff

06 June 2016

Public Health Ontario Laboratories (PHOL) has published new PHOL labstract (LAB-SD-116-000) regarding the HIV patient information sheet.
Effective June 1, 2016, the PHOL will attach this information sheet (PDF) to reports of positive tests for human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) types 1 and 2.

Mycobacteriology and Tuberculosis
The new PHOL labstract (LAB-SD-114-000) Mycobacteriology and Tuberculosis: Change to real time PCR for the direct detection of M. tuberculosis complex (MtbC) and Mycobacterium avium complex (MAC) may be found online by clicking here (PDF).

Tick surveillance
As of June 1, 2016, submitters are required to complete and submit the new ‚ÄúSurveillance Form for Tick Identification‚ÄĚ which is available at www.publichealthontario.ca/Requisitions when submitting ticks for identification by the PHOL. Learn more about PHOL labstract (LAB-SD-118-000) by clicking here (PDF).

image of medical laboratory technologist at microscope