About 450 patients have been affected by an information technology error at the Roy Romanow Provincial Laboratory.
Incorrect lab test results were sent out. The samples were being screened for codeine and Benadryl which, if used improperly, can be considered drugs of abuse. The results were for test done between October 30th and November 28th. In a release, the Health Department says the error was corrected, and updated lab reports have been sent to all physicians involved. Drugs of abuse testing helps doctors identify patients struggling with addictions, and provides a means of diagnostic treatment and support to patients in recovery. The lab is the only one in the province that provides comprehensive drugs of abuse screening. It receives more than 75,000 patient samples for this testing every year.