Laboratory Services

The Laboratory personnel at Western Health are dedicated to our clients, patients and medical staff. We strive to give healthcare providers pertinent medical data in a timely, accurate, and meaningful manner, to ensure the best possible care for all patients.

Western Health provides laboratory services in specific divisions such as Procurement (Blood Collection), Pathology, Cytology/Histology, Hematology, Coagulation, Blood Bank, Chemistry, Immunochemistry, and Microbiology

  • No appointment is necessary for Procurement (Blood Collection) services.
  • A requisition from a nurse practitioner or physician is required.
  • MCP or other provincial healthcare cards must be presented upon registration.

All specimens submitted to the laboratory must have a requisition and the specimen must be labeled with the patients name, MCP # or Healthcare #, as well as date and time of collection.

Please Note:

Requisitions must be properly completed by the physician’s office before a patient will be registered for specimen collection. Patients will be referred back to their physician/nurse practitioner in situations when the requisition is not properly completed.

The following information must be included on the requisition:

  1. Patient’s first and last name
  2. Healthcare number (i.e. MCP)
  3. Physician’s name and address
  4. Dated and signed by physician/nurse practitioner
  5. Required testing

Laboratory services are available throughout the Western region at specific sites. Please refer to individual sites for hours of operation and contact information.

Laboratory Test Information Guide (PDF)