Our Services

Services
Acute child illness and injuries
Acute pain
Allergic reactions
Arthritis
Asthma
Aviation Medicals
COPD
Chronic Disease Management
Complex Care
Cuts, wounds, and rashes
Dehydration/constipation
Diabetes
Diet and healthy eating
ECG
Ear lavage
Family planning
Foot pain, fungus and warts
High fever
Holter monitor
ICBC
Infections including chest, ear, UT
Major pain
Marine Medicals
Maternity care
Minor pains
New or worsening pain
Prescription renewal
Removal of skin tags
Snoring, sleep struggles and concerns
Sprains & strains
Travel Covid-19 PCR Test
Ultrasound
Vaccines and Flu Shots
Wellness checkup
WorkSafe
X-Ray
Walk In Locations

No appointment is required and none are taken at our walk-in clinic. Drop in and visit with our doctor on call, Monday to Friday from 7:30 a.m. until 6:00 p.m. and Saturday from 8:00 a.m. until 5:00 p.m.

Family Care Locations

No appointment is required and none are taken at our walk-in clinic. Drop in and visit with our doctor on call, Monday to Friday from 7:30 a.m. until 6:00 p.m. and Saturday from 8:00 a.m. until 5:00 p.m.

Services
Sprains & strains
New or worsening pain
Minor Pains
Major pain
Infections including chest, ear, UT
High fever
Foot pain, fungus and warts
Dehydration/constipation
Cuts, wounds, and rashes
Asthma
Arthritis
Allergic reactions
Acute pain
Acute child illness and injuries
Concerns
Other skin Cancers
Melanoma
Psoriasis
Dermatitis
Eczema
Rashes
Rosacea
Acne
Treatments
Removal of benign skin lesions such as skin tags and sun spots
Medical grade skincare
Ultherapy
Thermage
IPL
Microneedling
PRP
Botox (medical and cosmetic)
Concerns
Bunions
Hammer toe
Heel pain
Ingrown toenails
Nail fungus
Neuromas
Night splints
Plantar fasciitis
Treatments
Custom orthotics
Excisions of soft tissue lesions
Fasciotomies
Heel spur resections
Outpatient surgery
Shockwave therapy
Tendon lengthening
Services
Bi-level positive airway pressure
Continuous positive airway pressure
Diagnostic polysomnography
Maintenance of wakefulness tests
Multiple sleep latency tests
Non-invasive ventilation
Titration studies
X-Ray

Please bring your services card and requisition, we cannot do the exam without these. From the list of services below, please confirm that we can complete the exam requested by your Provider.

We accept both scheduled appointments and walk-ins

X-Ray Services

Abdomen
Acromioclavicular (AC) Joints
Ankle
Bone Age Study
Calcaneus (heel)
Chest
Clavicle
Coccyx
Elbow
Facial Bones
Femur
Finger
Foot
Forearm
Hand
Hip
Humerus
KUB
Knee
Lumbar Spine
Mandible
Nasal Bones
Orbits
Pelvis
Ribs
Sacroiliac (SI) Joints
Sacrum
Scaphoid
Scapula
Shoulder
Sinuses
Skeletal Survey (APPOINTMENTS ONLY)
Soft Tissue Neck
Sternoclavicular (SC) Joints
Sternum
Thoracic Spine
Tibia and Fibula
Toe
Wrist
Zygomatic Arches

We do not provide x-ray services for Scoliosis, Leg Lengths, Skull – Trauma

Results

The results will be sent to the Referring Provider (and any additional Providers upon request), 1-2 business days post examination.

Requesting Copies

If a patient or a healthcare provider would like to request copies of their images, please contact Seymour Health Diagnostic Imaging Reception at 604-416-1870. Fees may apply.

Ultrasound

Please bring your services card and requisition, we cannot do the exam without these. From the list of services below, please confirm that we can complete the exam requested by your Provider.

We currently only accept scheduled appointments. We are not taking walk-ins for Ultrasounds at this time

Ultrasound Services

Abdominal
Aortic
Carotid
First trimester OB
Leg veins (r/o DVT)
Pelvic (transabdominal and endovaginal)
Renal‍
Salivary glands
Soft tissue
Testicular
Thyroid

We do not provide Ultrasound services for Nuchal Translucency, Second and Third Trimester OB, Breast/Axilla, Musculoskeletal, Arm veins and arteries, Leg Arteries, Any Type of Biopsy, Renal Transplant, Ophthalmic, Transrectal

Results

The results will be sent to the Referring Provider (and any additional Providers upon request), 1-2 business days post examination.

Requesting Copies

The results will be sent to the Referring Provider (and any additional Providers upon request), 1-2 business days post examination.

Laboratory Tests
Alanine Aminotransferase
Albumin Creatinine Ratio, Urine
Albumin, Plasma
Alkaline Phosphatase
Bilirubin, Total
C-Reactive Protein
COVID-19 Testing
Calsium, Plasma
Chloride, Plasma
Complete Blood Count with Differential
Creatine Kinase
Creatinine
D-Dimer Quantitative
Ferritin
Free T3
Free T4
Gamma Glutamyl Transferase
Glucose Fasting Plasma
Glucose Tolerance Test, Gestational 50G Screen
Glucose, Random Plasma
Hemoglobin A1C
High Sensitivity (HS) Troponin I
Human Chorionic Gonadotropin
INR
Iron
Lactate
Lactate Dehydrogenase
Lipase
PTT
Potassium, Plasma
Sodium, Plasma
Thyroid Stimulating Hormone
Total CO2
Total Iron Binding Capacity (Saturation, Percentage)
Total Protein
Travel Covid-19 PCR Test
Urea, Plasma
Uric Acid, Plasma
Urinalysis
Travel COVID-19 PCR Test

Test Info

Pre-Test Preparation:

Healthcare Practitioner review and follow the collection requirements as per PHSA COVID-19 Testing Guidelines 
Healthcare Practitioner to collect the following specimen type using the approved container: COVID19 Collection Containers
• Swabs, from Nasopharyngeal or Throat:
• Yocon Viral Transport Media swab

Completing the BC Laboratory Requisition for swab collections:

Specimen type MUST be noted on the requisition

Specimen Handling:

1) Label specimen with:
• Full name of patient   
• One other unique patient identifier (i.e. DOB and/or Medical Health Number).    
• Test name & specimen type  
• When applicable, testing priority (HOSP, LTCF, HCW or OBK)    
2) Place specimen in specimen transport bag & seal bag    
3) Fold the requisition and place in sleeve of specimen transport bag.   
4) Label the outside of the bag: COVID-19 & Testing priority   
5) Store and transport according to TDG Cat B regulations  

Storage:

Nasopharyngeal/Throat Swab - Refrigerated. Test within 5 days of collection.

Transportation:

Nasopharyngeal/Throat Swab
Alanine Aminotransferase

Test Info

Test Name:

Alanine Aminotransferase

Test Code:

ALT

Reference Interval

Age Category

Male Reference Interval

Female Reference Interval

Units

>0D

>3Y

>16Y

>0D

>3Y

>16Y

<55

<40

10-55

<55

<40

10-45

Pre-Test Preparation:

1. Complete requisition.
2. Ensure that the Phlebotomist’s initials and the date and time of collection are also noted on the requisition.

Turnaround Time (TAT):

Available on a STAT basis. If STAT, one (1) hour from receipt of specimen during lab operating hours. Within one (1) working day for routine.

Collection Container:

Light Green

Sample Type:

Lithium Heparin Plasma

Minimum Volume:

0.5 mL

Collection and Shipping:

Refrigerate. If sent out to referral lab, send on ice pack.

Method:

Automated Siemens Dimension EXL 200 (Enzymatic)

Measurement Uncertainty:

Available upon request, call 1-604-416-0903 ext 127

Add-on Stability:

Three days
Albumin Creatinine Ratio, Urine

Test Info

Test Name:

Albumin Creatinine Ratio, Urine

Test Code:

UACR

Reference Interval

Age Category

Male Reference Interval

Female Reference Interval

Units

0-19Y

>19Y

0-19Y

>19Y

<2.5

<2.0

<2.5

<2.0

Pre-Test Preparation:

1. Complete Laboratory requisition.
2. Ensure Phlebotomist's initials and date and time of collection are also noted on the requisition.
3. This is the test of choice if physician requests Albumin/Creatinine Ratio (ACR).
4. First morning specimen is preferred.
5. Do not collect during menses.
1. Complete the requisition.
2. Ensure full patient & physician demographic information is included.
3. Label sterile urine container with:
    • full name of patient
    • one other unique patient identifier (i.e. DOB and/or Medical Health Number)
    • test name
    • date & time of collection

Turnaround Time (TAT):

Available on a STAT basis. If STAT, one (1) hour from receipt of specimen during lab operating hours. Within one (1) working day for routine.

Collection Container:

Sterile Urine Container

Sample Type:

Urine

Minimum Volume:

Collection and Shipping:

Refrigerate. If sent out to referral lab, send on ice pack.

Method:

Calculated Value

Measurement Uncertainty:

Available upon request, call 1-604-416-0903 ext 127

Add-on Stability:

Albumin, Plasma

Test Info

Test Name:

Albumin, Plasma

Test Code:

ALB

Reference Interval

Age Category

Male Reference Interval

Female Reference Interval

Units

0-6D

>6D

0-6D

>6D

26-36

34-50

26-36

34-50

Pre-Test Preparation:

1. Complete requisition.

2. Ensure that the Phlebotomist’s initials and the date and time of collection are also noted on the requisition.

Turnaround Time (TAT):

Available on a STAT basis. If STAT, one (1) hour from receipt of specimen during lab operating hours. Within one (1) working day for routine.

Collection Container:

Light Green

Sample Type:

Lithium Heparin Plasma

Minimum Volume:

0.5 mL

Collection and Shipping:

Refrigerate. If sent out to referral lab, send on ice pack.

Method:

Automated Siemens Dimension EXL 200 (Bromocresol Purple, Dye Binding)

Measurement Uncertainty:

Available upon request, call 1-604-416-0903 ext 127

Add-on Stability:

Three days
Alkaline Phosphatase

Test Info

Test Name:

Alkaline Phosphatase

Test Code:

ALKP

Reference Interval

Age Category

Male Reference Interval

Female Reference Interval

Units

0-365D

>1Y

>9Y

>11Y

>13Y

>15Y

>20Y

>20Y

0-365D

>1Y

>9Y

>11Y

>13Y

>15Y

>20Y

>20Y

140-420

185-550

165-740

270-650

165-690

80-340

30-135

30-135

140-420

185-550

165-740

140-550

85-300

50-160

30-135

30-160

Pre-Test Preparation:

1. Complete requisition.
2. Ensure that the Phlebotomist’s initials and the date and time of collection are also noted on the requisition.

Turnaround Time (TAT):

Available on a STAT basis. If STAT, one (1) hour from receipt of specimen during lab operating hours. Within one (1) working day for routine.

Collection Container:

Light Green

Sample Type:

Lithium Heparin Plasma

Minimum Volume:

0.5 mL

Collection and Shipping:

Refrigerate. If sent out to referral lab, send on ice pack.

Method:

Automated Siemens Dimension EXL 200 (Enzymatic)

Measurement Uncertainty:

Available upon request, call 1-604-416-0903 ext 127

Add-on Stability:

Three days
Bilirubin, Total

Test Info

Test Name:

Bilirubin, Total

Test Code:

TBIL

Reference Interval

Age Category

Male Reference Interval

Female Reference Interval

Units

>1D

>2D

>3D

>4D

>5D

>15D

>90D

>91D

>1D

>2D

>3D

>4D

>5D

>15D

>90D

>91D

<136

<226

<271

<301

<260

<20

<20

<20

<136

<226

<271

<301

<260

<20

<20

<20

Pre-Test Preparation:

1. Complete requisition.
2. Ensure that the Phlebotomist’s initials and the date and time of collection are also noted on the requisition.

Turnaround Time (TAT):

Available on a STAT basis. If STAT, one (1) hour from receipt of specimen during lab operating hours. Within one (1) working day for routine.

Collection Container:

Light Green

Sample Type:

Lithium Heparin Plasma

Minimum Volume:

0.5 mL

Collection and Shipping:

Refrigerate. Protect from Light. If sent out to referral lab, send on ice pack.

Method:

Automated Siemens Dimension EXL 200 (Jendrassik Groff)

Measurement Uncertainty:

Available upon request, call 1-604-416-0903 ext 127

Add-on Stability:

Three days
C-Reactive Protein

Test Info

Test Name:

C-Reactive Protein

Test Code:

CRP

Reference Interval

Age Category

Male Reference Interval

Female Reference Interval

Units

>0Y

>0Y

<8 mg/L

<8 mg/L

Pre-Test Preparation:

1. Complete requisition.
2. Ensure that the Phlebotomist’s initials and the date and time of collection are also noted on the requisition.

Turnaround Time (TAT):

Available on a STAT basis. If STAT, one (1) hour from receipt of specimen during lab operating hours. Within one (1) working day for routine.

Collection Container:

Light Green

Sample Type:

Lithium Heparin Plasma

Minimum Volume:

0.5 mL

Collection and Shipping:

Refrigerate. If sent out to referral lab, send on ice pack.

Method:

Automated Siemens Dimension EXL 200 (Turbidimetry)

Measurement Uncertainty:

Available upon request, call 1-604-416-0903 ext 127

Add-on Stability:

Three days
COVID-19 Testing

Test Info

Test Name:

COVID-19 Testing

Test Code:

COVID-19

Reference Interval

Age Category

Male Reference Interval

Female Reference Interval

Units

Pre-Test Preparation:

Turnaround Time (TAT):

Collection Container:

Sample Type:

Minimum Volume:

Collection and Shipping:

Method:

Measurement Uncertainty:

Add-on Stability:

Calsium, Plasma

Test Info

Test Name:

Calsium, Plasma

Test Code:

CA

Reference Interval

Age Category

Male Reference Interval

Female Reference Interval

Units

0Y

1D

2D

8D

>16Y

>19Y

0Y

1D

2D

8D

>16Y

>19Y

2.26-2.66

1.76-3.00

2.24-2.72

2.20-2.70

2.12-2.62

2.10-2.55

2.26-2.66

1.76-3.00

2.24-2.72

2.20-2.70

2.12-2.62

2.10-2.55

Pre-Test Preparation:

1. Complete requisition.
2. Ensure Phlebotomist's initials and date and time of collection are also noted on the requisition.

Turnaround Time (TAT):

Available on a STAT basis. If STAT, one (1) hour from receipt of specimen during lab operating hours. Within one (1) working day for routine.

Collection Container:

Light Green

Sample Type:

Lithium Heparin Plasma

Minimum Volume:

0.5 mL

Collection and Shipping:

Refrigerate. If sent out to referral lab, send on ice pack.

Method:

Automated Siemens Dimension EXL 200 (o-cresolphthalein complexone)

Measurement Uncertainty:

Available upon request, call 1-604-416-0903 ext 127

Add-on Stability:

Three days
Chloride, Plasma

Test Info

Test Name:

Chloride, Plasma

Test Code:

CL

Reference Interval

Age Category

Male Reference Interval

Female Reference Interval

Units

0-30D

>31D

0-30D

>31D

98-113

95-107

98-113

95-107

Pre-Test Preparation:

1.Complete requisition.
2.Ensure Phlebotomist's initials and date and time of collection are also noted on the requisition.
3.Request CL and CO2 as individual tests.

Turnaround Time (TAT):

Available on a STAT basis. If STAT, one (1) hour from receipt of specimen during lab operating hours. Within one (1) working day for routine.

Collection Container:

Light Green

Sample Type:

Lithium Heparin Plasma

Minimum Volume:

0.5 mL

Collection and Shipping:

Refrigerate. If sent out to referral lab, send on ice pack.

Method:

Automated Siemens Dimension EXL 200 (Indirect Ion Selective Electrode - Integrated Multisensor)

Measurement Uncertainty:

Available upon request, call 1-604-416-0903 ext 127

Add-on Stability:

Three days
Complete Blood Count with Differential

Test Info

Test Name:

Complete Blood Count with Differential

Test Code:

CBCD

Reference Interval

Age Category

Male Reference Interval

Female Reference Interval

Units

Basophils (Florescent Flow Cytometry, Sysmex)

Age Category

Male Reference Interval

Female Reference Interval

Units

0-18Y

0.0-0.2

0.0-0.2

x10(9)/L

Eosinophils (Florescent Flow Cytometry, Sysmex)

Age Category

Male Reference Interval

Female Reference Interval

Units

0-5Y

6Y-18Y

≥19

0.0-0.6

0.0-0.8

0.0-0.7

0.0-0.6

0.0-0.8

0.0-0.7

x10(9)/L

x10(9)/L

x10(9)/L

Hematocrit (Calculated Value)

Age Category

Male Reference Interval

Female Reference Interval

Units

0-13D

14D-29D

1M

2M-5M

6M-1Y

2Y-5Y

6Y-11Y

12Y-18Y

≥19

0.42-0.67

0.39-0.63

0.31-0.55

0.28-0.42

0.31-0.39

0.33-0.40

0.35-0.43

0.35-0.44

0.40-0.50

0.42-0.67

0.39-0.63

0.31-0.55

0.28-0.42

0.31-0.39

0.33-0.40

0.35-0.43

0.35-0.44

0.35-0.45

L/L

L/L

L/L

L/L

L/L

L/L

L/L

L/L

L/L

Hemoglobin (Sodium Laurel Sulfate, Sysmex)

Age Category

Male Reference Interval

Female Reference Interval

Units

0-6D

7D-13D

14D-29D

1M

2M-5M

5M-1Y

2Y-5Y

6Y-11Y

12Y-18Y

≥19

135-225

135-225

125-205

100-180

90-140

100-135

105-147

118-146

125-169

135-170

135-225

135-225

125-205

100-180

90-140

100-135

105-147

118-146

125-169

115-155

g/L

g/L

g/L

g/L

g/L

g/L

g/L

g/L

g/L

g/L

Immature Granulocytes (Florescent Flow Cytometry, Sysmex)

Age Category

Male Reference Interval

Female Reference Interval

Units

0-18Y

≥19

0.0-0.1

0.0-0.1

0.0-0.1

0.0-0.1

x10(9)/L

x10(9)/L

Pre-Test Preparation:

1.Complete requisition.
2.Ensure Phlebotomist's initials and date and time of collection are also noted on the requisition.
3.When CBC and A1C are ordered in a combination, collect two full 4 ml EDTA lavender tubes and assign a unique episode for the A1C.

Turnaround Time (TAT):

Available on a STAT basis. If STAT, one (1) hour from receipt of specimen during lab operating hours. Within one (1) working day for routine.

Collection Container:

Lavender

Sample Type:

Whole Blood EDTA

Minimum Volume:

1.0 mL

Collection and Shipping:

Do not freeze. If sent out to referral lab, ship at room temperature. Sample stable 24 hrs at RT or 36 hrs at 4ºC.

Method:

Sysmex Automated Analyzer (XN 550)

Measurement Uncertainty:

Available upon request, call 1-604-416-0903 ext 127

Add-on Stability:

Creatine Kinase

Test Info

Test Name:

Creatine Kinase

Test Code:

CPK

Reference Interval

Age Category

Male Reference Interval

Female Reference Interval

Units

0-90D

>90D

0-90D

>90D

<500

40-275

<500

25-250

Pre-Test Preparation:

1. Complete requisition.
2. Ensure that the Phlebotomist’s initials and the date and time of collection are also noted on the requisition.

Turnaround Time (TAT):

Available on a STAT basis. If STAT, one (1) hour from receipt of specimen during lab operating hours. Within one (1) working day for routine.

Collection Container:

Light Green

Sample Type:

Lithium Heparin Plasma

Minimum Volume:

0.5 mL

Collection and Shipping:

Refrigerate. If sent out to referral lab, send on ice pack.

Method:

Automated Siemens Dimension EXL 200 (NAC activated)

Measurement Uncertainty:

Available upon request, call 1-604-416-0903 ext 127

Add-on Stability:

Three days
Creatinine

Test Info

Test Name:

Creatinine

Test Code:

Creat

Reference Interval

Age Category

Male Reference Interval

Female Reference Interval

Units

0Y

>1Y

>4Y

>7Y

>10Y

>14Y

≥19Y

0Y

>1Y

>4Y

>7Y

>10Y

>14Y

≥19Y

10-90

10-50

10-60

30-60

40-90

45-115

60-115

10-90

10-50

10-60

30-60

40-90

30-105

40-95

Pre-Test Preparation:

1. Complete requisition.
2. Ensure Phlebotomist's initials and date and time of collection are also noted on the requisition.

Turnaround Time (TAT):

Available on a STAT basis. If STAT, one (1) hour from receipt of specimen during lab operating hours. Within one (1) working day for routine.

Collection Container:

Light Green

Sample Type:

Lithium Heparin Plasma

Minimum Volume:

0.5 mL

Collection and Shipping:

Refrigerate. If sent out to referral lab, send on ice pack.

Method:

Automated Siemens Dimension EXL 200 (Enzymatic, Siemens)

Measurement Uncertainty:

Available upon request, call 1-604-416-0903 ext 127

Add-on Stability:

Three days
D-Dimer Quantitative

Test Info

Test Name:

D-Dimer Quantitative

Test Code:

Dimer

Reference Interval

Age Category

Male Reference Interval

Female Reference Interval

Units

>0Y

>0Y

<500

<500

Pre-Test Preparation:

1. Complete requisition.
2. Ensure Phlebotomist's initials and date and time of collection are also noted on the requisition.
3. Specimens must be tested same day as collection.

Turnaround Time (TAT):

Available on a STAT basis. If STAT, one (1) hour from receipt of specimen during lab operating hours. Within one (1) working day for routine.

Collection Container:

Light Blue

Sample Type:

Citrated Plasma

Minimum Volume:

1.0 mL

Collection and Shipping:

If sent out to referral lab, aliquot, spin, re-aliquot and freeze, send frozen on dry ice. Must arrive at referral lab frozen. Thawed specimens will be rejected.

Method:

Sysmex Automated Analyzer CS 2500 (Immunoturbidometric)

Measurement Uncertainty:

Available upon request, call 1-604-416-0903 ext 127

Add-on Stability:

Ferritin

Test Info

Test Name:

Ferritin

Test Code:

Ferr

Reference Interval

Age Category

Male Reference Interval

Female Reference Interval

Units

>51Y

>17Y

>6M

>51Y

>17Y

>6M

15-370

15-300

12-140

15-225

15-130

12-140

Pre-Test Preparation:

1. Complete Laboratory requisition.
2. Ensure Phlebotomist's initials and date and time of collection are also noted on the requisition.
3. Note: if Iron test is required, order FE separately under "other tests"
4. Hemolysis is unacceptable.

Turnaround Time (TAT):

Available on a STAT basis. If STAT, one (1) hour from receipt of specimen during lab operating hours. Within one (1) working day for routine.

Collection Container:

Light Green

Sample Type:

Lithium Heparin Plasma

Minimum Volume:

1 mL

Collection and Shipping:

Refrigerate. If sent out to referral lab, send on ice pack.

Method:

Automated Siemens Dimension EXL 200 (Enzyme immunoassay)

Measurement Uncertainty:

Available upon request, call 1-604-416-0903 ext 127

Add-on Stability:

Three days
Free T3

Test Info

Test Name:

Free T3

Test Code:

FT3

Reference Interval

Age Category

Male Reference Interval

Female Reference Interval

Units

>0Y

>0Y

3.5-6.5

3.5-6.5

Pre-Test Preparation:

1. Complete requisition.
2. Ensure that the Phlebotomist’s initials and the date and time of collection are also noted on the requisition.
3. Ensure applicable Thyroid Function box is marked and when required, a written justification/diagnosis is noted.
4. BC Laboratory Algorithm for Thyroid tests provided, https://www2.gov.bc.ca/assets/gov/health/practitioner-pro/bc-guidelines/thyroid-function-testing-appendix1.pdf.

Turnaround Time (TAT):

Available on a STAT basis. If STAT, one (1) hour from receipt of specimen during lab operating hours. Within one (1) working day for routine.

Collection Container:

Light Green

Sample Type:

Lithium Heparin Plasma

Minimum Volume:

1.0 mL

Collection and Shipping:

Refrigerate. If sent out to referral lab, send on ice pack.

Method:

Automated Siemens Dimension EXL 200 (Chemiluminescence)

Measurement Uncertainty:

Available upon request, call 1-604-416-0903 ext 127

Add-on Stability:

Three days
Free T4

Test Info

Test Name:

Free T4

Test Code:

FT4

Reference Interval

Age Category

Male Reference Interval

Female Reference Interval

Units

1M

>30D

1M

>30D

10.0-20.0

10.0-40.0

10.0-20.0

10.0-40.0

Pre-Test Preparation:

1. Complete requisition.
2. Ensure that the Phlebotomist’s initials and the date and time of collection are also noted on the requisition.
3. Ensure applicable Thyroid Function box is marked and when required, a written justification/diagnosis is noted.
4. BC Laboratory Algorithm for Thyroid tests provided, https://www2.gov.bc.ca/assets/gov/health/practitioner-pro/bc-guidelines/thyroid-function-testing-appendix1.pdf.

Turnaround Time (TAT):

Available on a STAT basis. If STAT, one (1) hour from receipt of specimen during lab operating hours. Within one (1) working day for routine.

Collection Container:

Light Green

Sample Type:

Lithium Heparin Plasma

Minimum Volume:

1.0 mL

Collection and Shipping:

Refrigerate. If sent out to referral lab, send on ice pack.

Method:

Automated Siemens Dimension EXL 200 (Chemiluminescence)

Measurement Uncertainty:

Available upon request, call 1-604-416-0903 ext 127

Add-on Stability:

Two days
Gamma Glutamyl Transferase

Test Info

Test Name:

Gamma Glutamyl Transferase

Test Code:

Ggt

Reference Interval

Age Category

Male Reference Interval

Female Reference Interval

Units

0-30D

>31D

>60D

>3Y

>16Y

>19Y

0-30D

>31D

>60D

>3Y

>16Y

>19Y

18-371

12-220

7-44

7-38

<54

15-80

18-371

12-220

7-44

7-38

<38

10-55

Pre-Test Preparation:

1. Complete requisition.
2. Ensure that the Phlebotomist’s initials and the date and time of collection are also noted on the requisition.

Turnaround Time (TAT):

Available on a STAT basis. If STAT, one (1) hour from receipt of specimen during lab operating hours. Within one (1) working day for routine.

Collection Container:

Light Green

Sample Type:

Lithium Heparin Plasma

Minimum Volume:

0.5 mL

Collection and Shipping:

Refrigerate. If sent out to referral lab, send on ice pack.

Method:

Automated Siemens Dimension EXL 200 (Enzymatic)

Measurement Uncertainty:

Available upon request, call 1-604-416-0903 ext 127

Add-on Stability:

Three days
Glucose Fasting Plasma

Test Info

Test Name:

Glucose Fasting Plasma

Test Code:

Glf

Reference Interval

Age Category

Male Reference Interval

Female Reference Interval

Units

>0Y

>0Y

3.6-6.0

3.6-6.0

Pre-Test Preparation:

1. Complete requisition.
2. Ensure Phlebotomists initials and the date and time of collection are also noted on the requisition.
3. A fasting interval of at least 8-12 hours must precede this test.
4. If patient has been fasting for more than 12 hours, proceed with collection.
5. If the patient has been fasting for less than 8 hours, they must return another day.
6. Water is permitted according to thirst.

Turnaround Time (TAT):

Available on a STAT basis. If STAT, one (1) hour from receipt of specimen during lab operating hours. Within one (1) working day for routine.

Collection Container:

Light Green

Sample Type:

Lithium Heparin Plasma

Minimum Volume:

0.5 mL

Collection and Shipping:

Refrigerate. If sent out to referral lab, send on ice pack.

Method:

Automated Siemens Dimension EXL 200 (Hexokinase)

Measurement Uncertainty:

Available upon request, call 1-604-416-0903 ext 127

Add-on Stability:

Eight hours
Glucose Tolerance Test, Gestational 50G Screen

Test Info

Test Name:

Glucose Tolerance Test, Gestational 50G Screen

Test Code:

GLP50

Reference Interval

Age Category

Male Reference Interval

Female Reference Interval

Units

>0Y

>0Y

<10.0

<10.0

Pre-Test Preparation:

1. Complete requisition.
2. Ensure Phlebotomist's initials and date and time of collection are also noted on the requisition.

Turnaround Time (TAT):

Available on a STAT basis. If STAT, one (1) hour from receipt of specimen during lab operating hours. Within one (1) working day for routine.

Collection Container:

Light Green

Sample Type:

Lithium Heparin Plasma

Minimum Volume:

0.5 mL

Collection and Shipping:

Refrigerate. If sent out to referral lab, send on ice pack.

Method:

Automated Siemens Dimension EXL 200 (Hexokinase)

Measurement Uncertainty:

Available upon request, call 1-604-416-0903 ext 127

Add-on Stability:

Glucose, Random Plasma

Test Info

Test Name:

Glucose, Random Plasma

Test Code:

GLU

Reference Interval

Age Category

Male Reference Interval

Female Reference Interval

Units

>0Y

>3D

>20Y

>0Y

>3D

>20Y

2.6-6.0

3.3-11.0

3.6-11.0

2.6-6.0

3.3-11.0

3.6-11.0

Pre-Test Preparation:

1.Complete requisition.
2.Ensure the Phlebotomist’s initials and the date and time of collection are also noted on the requisition.

Turnaround Time (TAT):

Available on a STAT basis. If STAT, one (1) hour from receipt of specimen during lab operating hours. Within one (1) working day for routine.

Collection Container:

Light Green

Sample Type:

Lithium Heparin Plasma

Minimum Volume:

0.5 mL

Collection and Shipping:

Refrigerate. If sent out to referral lab, send on ice pack.

Method:

Automated Siemens Dimension EXL 200 (Hexokinase)

Measurement Uncertainty:

Available upon request, call 1-604-416-0903 ext 127

Add-on Stability:

Eight hours
Hemoglobin A1C

Test Info

Test Name:

Hemoglobin A1C

Test Code:

HA1C

Reference Interval

Age Category

Male Reference Interval

Female Reference Interval

Units

>0Y

>0Y

4.0-6.0%

4.0-6.0%

Pre-Test Preparation:

1. Complete requisition.
2. Ensure that the Phlebotomist’s initials and the date and time of collection are also noted on the requisition.

Turnaround Time (TAT):

Available on a STAT basis. If STAT, one (1) hour from receipt of specimen during lab operating hours. Within one (1) working day for routine.

Collection Container:

Lavender

Sample Type:

Whole Blood EDTA

Minimum Volume:

3.0 mL

Collection and Shipping:

Do not spin or separate. Refrigerate. If sent out to referral lab, send on ice pack.

Method:

Automated Siemens Dimension EXL 200 (Colorimetric, Turbidimetric)

Measurement Uncertainty:

Available upon request, call 1-604-416-0903 ext 127

Add-on Stability:

Eight hours
High Sensitivity (HS) Troponin I

Test Info

Test Name:

High Sensitivity (HS) Troponin I

Test Code:

TROPI

Reference Interval

Age Category

Male Reference Interval

Female Reference Interval

Units

>0D

>0D

<45

<45

Pre-Test Preparation:

1.Complete requisition.
2.Ensure Phlebotomist's initials and date and time of collection are also noted on the requisition.

Turnaround Time (TAT):

Available on a STAT basis. If STAT, one (1) hour from receipt of specimen during lab operating hours. Within one (1) working day for routine.

Collection Container:

Light Green

Sample Type:

Lithium Heparin Plasma

Minimum Volume:

1.0 mL

Collection and Shipping:

Refrigerate. If sent out to referral lab, send on ice pack.

Method:

Automated Siemens Dimension EXL 200 (Sandwich immunoassay, chemiluminescence)

Measurement Uncertainty:

Available upon request, call 1-604-416-0903 ext 127

Add-on Stability:

24 hours
Human Chorionic Gonadotropin

Test Info

Test Name:

Human Chorionic Gonadotropin

Test Code:

HCG

Reference Interval

Age Category

Male Reference Interval

Female Reference Interval

Units

>0Y

>0Y

0-6

0-6

Pre-Test Preparation:

1. Complete requisition.
2. Ensure the Phlebotomist’s initials and date and time of collection are also noted on the requisition.
3. Do not confuse with Qualitative hCG (Urine HCG)

Turnaround Time (TAT):

Available on a STAT basis. If STAT, one (1) hour from receipt of specimen during lab operating hours. Within one (1) working day for routine.

Collection Container:

Light Green

Sample Type:

Lithium Heparin Plasma

Minimum Volume:

1.0 mL

Collection and Shipping:

Refrigerate. If sent out to referral lab, send on ice pack.

Method:

Automated Siemens Dimension EXL 200 (Enzyme immuno-assay)

Measurement Uncertainty:

Available upon request, call 1-604-416-0903 ext 127

Add-on Stability:

Eight hours
INR

Test Info

Test Name:

INR

Test Code:

INR

Reference Interval

Age Category

Male Reference Interval

Female Reference Interval

Units

0-6M

>6M

0-6M

>6M

Not Established

0.9-1.1

Not Established

0.9-1.1

Pre-Test Preparation:

1. Complete requisition.
2. Ensure Phlebotomist's initials and date and time of collection are also noted on the requisition.
3. Indicate on requisition what anticoagulant, if any, patient is taking.

Turnaround Time (TAT):

Available on a STAT basis. If STAT, one (1) hour from receipt of specimen during lab operating hours. Within one (1) working day for routine.

Collection Container:

Light Blue

Sample Type:

Citrated Plasma

Minimum Volume:

Full Tube

Collection and Shipping:

If test NOT performed in-house, aliquot and freeze, send frozen on ice. Must arrive at referral lab frozen. Thawed specimens will be rejected.

Method:

Sysmex Automated Analyzer CS 2500 (Clotting Time)

Measurement Uncertainty:

Available upon request, call 1-604-416-0903 ext 127

Add-on Stability:

Iron

Test Info

Test Name:

Iron

Test Code:

Fe

Reference Interval

Age Category

Male Reference Interval

Female Reference Interval

Units

0-365D

>1Y

>14Y

0-365D

>1Y

>14Y

4-18

4-25

7-32

4-18

4-25

7-32

Pre-Test Preparation:

1. Complete requisition.
2. Ensure that the Phlebotomist’s initials and the date and time of collection are also noted on the requisition.
3. Note: if Total Iron Binding Capacity (or %SAT) test is required, order TIBC separately under "other tests"
4. Hemolysis is unacceptable.

Turnaround Time (TAT):

Available on a STAT basis. If STAT, one (1) hour from receipt of specimen during lab operating hours. Within one (1) working day for routine.

Collection Container:

Gold

Sample Type:

Serum

Minimum Volume:

0.5 mL

Collection and Shipping:

Refrigerate If sent out to referral lab, send on ice pack.

Method:

Automated Siemens Dimension EXL 200 (Ferene, colorimetric)

Measurement Uncertainty:

Available upon request, call 1-604-416-0903 ext 127

Add-on Stability:

Three days
Lactate

Test Info

Test Name:

Lactate

Test Code:

LACT

Reference Interval

Age Category

Male Reference Interval

Female Reference Interval

Units

>0Y

>0Y

0.5-2.2

0.5-2.2

Pre-Test Preparation:

1. Complete requisition.
2. Ensure Phlebotomist's initials and date and time of collection are also noted on the requisition.

Turnaround Time (TAT):

Available on a STAT basis. If STAT, one (1) hour from receipt of specimen during lab operating hours. Within one (1) working day for routine.

Collection Container:

Grey

Sample Type:

Oxalate Plasma

Minimum Volume:

0.5 mL

Collection and Shipping:

Refrigerate. If sent out to referral lab, send on ice pack.

Method:

Automated Siemens Dimension EXL 200 (Enzymatic)

Measurement Uncertainty:

Available upon request, call 1-604-416-0903 ext 127

Add-on Stability:

Eight hours
Lactate Dehydrogenase

Test Info

Test Name:

Lactate Dehydrogenase

Test Code:

LDH

Reference Interval

Age Category

Male Reference Interval

Female Reference Interval

Units

0-30D

>1M

>3M

>1Y

>7Y

>12Y

0-30D

>1M

>3M

>1Y

>7Y

>12Y

200-720

180-420

180-390

180-340

160-270

90-240

200-720

180-420

180-390

180-340

160-270

90-240

Pre-Test Preparation:

1. Complete requisition.
2. Ensure Phlebotomist's initials and date and time of collection are also noted on the requisition.
3. Hemolyzed specimens are unacceptable for analysis.

Turnaround Time (TAT):

Available on a STAT basis. If STAT, one (1) hour from receipt of specimen during lab operating hours. Within one (1) working day for routine.

Collection Container:

Light Green

Sample Type:

Lithium Heparin Plasma

Minimum Volume:

0.5 mL

Collection and Shipping:

Refrigerate. If sent out to referral lab, send on ice pack.

Method:

Automated Siemens Dimension EXL 200 (Enzymatic)

Measurement Uncertainty:

Available upon request, call 1-604-416-0903 ext 127

Add-on Stability:

Eight hours
Lipase

Test Info

Test Name:

Lipase

Test Code:

LIPA

Reference Interval

Age Category

Male Reference Interval

Female Reference Interval

Units

>0Y

>0Y

0-393

0-393

Pre-Test Preparation:

1. Complete requisition.
2. Ensure Phlebotomist's initials and date and time of collection are also noted on the requisition.
Note: As per MSP requirements: Do not request Lipase if Amylase is also required.

Turnaround Time (TAT):

Available on a STAT basis. If STAT, one (1) hour from receipt of specimen during lab operating hours. Within one (1) working day for routine.

Collection Container:

Light Green

Sample Type:

Lithium Heparin Plasma

Minimum Volume:

0.5 mL

Collection and Shipping:

Refrigerate. If sent out to referral lab, send on ice pack.

Method:

Automated Siemens Dimension EXL 200 (Enzymatic, Colorimetric)

Measurement Uncertainty:

Available upon request, call 1-604-416-0903 ext 127

Add-on Stability:

Three days
PTT

Test Info

Test Name:

PTT

Test Code:

PTT

Reference Interval

Age Category

Male Reference Interval

Female Reference Interval

Units

0-6M

>6M

0-6M

>6M

Not Established

22-30

Not Established

22-30

Pre-Test Preparation:

1. Complete requisition.
2. Ensure Phlebotomist's initials and date and time of collection are also noted on the requisition.
3. Indicate on requisition what anticoagulant, if any, patient is taking.

Turnaround Time (TAT):

Available on a STAT basis. If STAT, one (1) hour from receipt of specimen during lab operating hours. Within one (1) working day for routine.

Collection Container:

Light Blue

Sample Type:

Citrated Plasma

Minimum Volume:

Full Tube

Collection and Shipping:

Spin within 2 hours of collection. If sent out to referral lab, aliquot and freeze, send frozen on ice. Must arrive at referral lab frozen. Thawed specimens will be rejected.

Method:

Sysmex Automated Analyzer CS 2500 (Clotting Time)

Measurement Uncertainty:

Available upon request, call 1-604-416-0903 ext 127

Add-on Stability:

Potassium, Plasma

Test Info

Test Name:

Potassium, Plasma

Test Code:

K

Reference Interval

Age Category

Male Reference Interval

Female Reference Interval

Units

0-30D

31-60D

>61D

0-30D

31-60D

>61D

3.7-5.9

4.1-5.3

3.5-5.0

3.7-5.9

4.1-5.3

3.5-5.0

Pre-Test Preparation:

1. Complete requisition.
2. Ensure Phlebotomist's initials and date and time of collection are also noted on the requisition.
3. Request Sodium and Potassium as individual tests.

Turnaround Time (TAT):

Available on a STAT basis. If STAT, one (1) hour from receipt of specimen during lab operating hours. Within one (1) working day for routine.

Collection Container:

Light Green

Sample Type:

Lithium Heparin Plasma

Minimum Volume:

0.5 mL

Collection and Shipping:

Refrigerate. If sent out to referral lab, send on ice pack

Method:

Automated Siemens Dimension EXL 200 (Indirect Ion Selective Electrode - Integrated Multisensor)

Measurement Uncertainty:

Available upon request, call 1-604-416-0903 ext 127

Add-on Stability:

Two days
Sodium, Plasma

Test Info

Test Name:

Sodium, Plasma

Test Code:

NA

Reference Interval

Age Category

Male Reference Interval

Female Reference Interval

Units

>0Y

>0Y

135-145

135-145

Pre-Test Preparation:

1. Complete requisition.
2. Ensure Phlebotomist's initials and date and time of collection are also noted on the requisition.
3. Request Sodium and Potassium as individual tests.

Turnaround Time (TAT):

Available on a STAT basis. If STAT, one (1) hour from receipt of specimen during lab operating hours. Within one (1) working day for routine.

Collection Container:

Light Green

Sample Type:

Lithium Heparin Plasma

Minimum Volume:

0.5 mL

Collection and Shipping:

Refrigerate. If sent out to referral lab, send on ice pack.

Method:

Automated Siemens Dimension EXL 200 (Indirect Ion Selective Electrode - Integrated Multisensor

Measurement Uncertainty:

Available upon request, call 1-604-416-0903 ext 127

Add-on Stability:

Three Days
Thyroid Stimulating Hormone

Test Info

Test Name:

Thyroid Stimulating Hormone

Test Code:

TSH

Reference Interval

Age Category

Male Reference Interval

Female Reference Interval

Units

0-30D

>30D

>6Y

0-30D

>30D

>6Y

0.60-10.00

0.30-6.0

0.34-4.82

0.60-10.00

0.30-6.0

0.34-4.82

Pre-Test Preparation:

1. Complete requisition.
2. Ensure that the Phlebotomist’s initials and the date and time of collection are also noted on the requisition.
3. Ensure applicable Thyroid Function box is marked and when required, a written justification/diagnosis is noted.
4. BC Laboratory Algorithm for Thyroid tests provided, https://www2.gov.bc.ca/assets/gov/health/practitioner-pro/bc-guidelines/thyroid-function-testing-appendix1.pdf.

Turnaround Time (TAT):

Available on a STAT basis. If STAT, one (1) hour from receipt of specimen during lab operating hours. Within one (1) working day for routine.

Collection Container:

Light Green

Sample Type:

Lithium Heparin Plasma

Minimum Volume:

2.0 mL

Collection and Shipping:

Refrigerate. If sent out to referral lab, send on ice pack.

Method:

Automated Siemens Dimension EXL 200 (Chemiluminescence)

Measurement Uncertainty:

Available upon request, call 1-604-416-0903 ext 127

Add-on Stability:

Three days
Total CO2

Test Info

Test Name:

Total CO2

Test Code:

CO2

Reference Interval

Age Category

Male Reference Interval

Female Reference Interval

Units

0-30D

>31D

>61D

<3Y

>19Y

0-30D

>31D

>61D

<3Y

>19Y

17-24

19-24

16-23

21-29

22-31

17-24

19-24

16-23

21-29

22-31

Pre-Test Preparation:

1. Complete requisition.
2. Ensure Phlebotomist's initials and date and time of collection are also noted on the requisition.
3. Request CL and CO2 as individual tests.

Turnaround Time (TAT):

Available on a STAT basis. If STAT, one (1) hour from receipt of specimen during lab operating hours. Within one (1) working day for routine.

Collection Container:

Light Green

Sample Type:

Lithium Heparin Plasma

Minimum Volume:

0.5 mL

Collection and Shipping:

Refrigerate. If sent out to referral lab, send on ice pack. DO NOT open tube prior to testing as CO2 will dissipate within 30 minutes.

Method:

Automated Siemens Dimension EXL 200 (Enzymatic)

Measurement Uncertainty:

Available upon request, call 1-604-416-0903 ext 127

Add-on Stability:

Cannot be added on to previously analysed sample.
Total Iron Binding Capacity (Saturation, Percentage)

Test Info

Test Name:

Total Iron Binding Capacity (Saturation, Percentage)

Test Code:

SAT

Reference Interval

Age Category

Male Reference Interval

Female Reference Interval

Units

 >0D

 >0D

45-73

45-73

Pre-Test Preparation:

1. Complete requisition.
2. Ensure that the Phlebotomist’s initials and the date and time of collection are also noted on the requisition.
3. Note: if Iron test is required, order FE separately under "other tests"
4. Hemolysis is unacceptable.

Turnaround Time (TAT):

Available on a STAT basis. If STAT, one (1) hour from receipt of specimen during lab operating hours. Within one (1) working day for routine.

Collection Container:

Gold

Sample Type:

Serum

Minimum Volume:

0.5 mL

Collection and Shipping:

Refrigerate If sent out to referral lab, send on ice pack.

Method:

Automated Siemens Dimension EXL 200 (Ferene, colorimetric)

Measurement Uncertainty:

Add-on Stability:

Total Protein

Test Info

Test Name:

Total Protein

Test Code:

TP

Reference Interval

Age Category

Male Reference Interval

Female Reference Interval

Units

0

>2D

>8D

>1Y

>3Y

>19Y

0

>2D

>8D

>1Y

>3Y

>19Y

46-70

44-76

51-73

56-75

60-80

62-82

46-70

44-76

51-73

56-75

60-80

62-82

Pre-Test Preparation:

1. Complete requisition.
2. Ensure that the Phlebotomist’s initials and the date and time of collection are also noted on the requisition.

Turnaround Time (TAT):

Available on a STAT basis. If STAT, one (1) hour from receipt of specimen during lab operating hours. Within one (1) working day for routine.

Collection Container:

Light Green

Sample Type:

Lithium Heparin Plasma

Minimum Volume:

0.5 mL

Collection and Shipping:

Refrigerate. If sent out to referral lab, send on ice pack.

Method:

Automated Siemens Dimension EXL 200 (Biuret reaction)

Measurement Uncertainty:

Available upon request, call 1-604-416-0903 ext 127

Add-on Stability:

Three days
Travel Covid-19 PCR Test

Test Info

Test Name:

Travel Covid-19 PCR Test

Test Code:

COVID-19 TRAVEL TEST

Reference Interval

Age Category

Male Reference Interval

Female Reference Interval

Units

Pre-Test Preparation:

Healthcare Practitioner review and follow the collection requirements as per PHSA COVID-19 Testing Guidelines 

Healthcare Practitioner to collect the following specimen type using the approved container: COVID19 Collection Containers 

  • Swabs, from Nasopharyngeal or Throat:
  • Yocon Viral Transport Media swab

Turnaround Time (TAT):

Collection Container:

Specimen type MUST be noted on the requisition

Sample Type:

Minimum Volume:

Collection and Shipping:

Nasopharyngeal/Throat Swab - Refrigerated. Test within 5 days of collection. Nasopharyngeal/Throat Swab.

Method:

Measurement Uncertainty:

Add-on Stability:

Urea, Plasma

Test Info

Test Name:

Urea, Plasma

Test Code:

BUN

Reference Interval

Age Category

Male Reference Interval

Female Reference Interval

Units

>0Y

>0Y

2.0-8.2

2.0-8.2

Pre-Test Preparation:

1. Complete requisition.
2. Ensure that the Phlebotomist’s initials and the date and time of collection are also noted on the requisition.

Turnaround Time (TAT):

Available on a STAT basis. If STAT, one (1) hour from receipt of specimen during lab operating hours. Within one (1) working day for routine.

Collection Container:

Light Green

Sample Type:

Lithium Heparin Plasma

Minimum Volume:

0.5 mL

Collection and Shipping:

Refrigerate. If sent out to referral lab, send on ice pack.

Method:

Automated Siemens Dimension EXL 200 (Enzymatic, UV)

Measurement Uncertainty:

Available upon request, call 1-604-416-0903 ext 127

Add-on Stability:

Three days
Uric Acid, Plasma

Test Info

Test Name:

Uric Acid, Plasma

Test Code:

URIC

Reference Interval

Age Category

Male Reference Interval

Female Reference Interval

Units

0-16Y

>17Y

>19Y

0-16Y

>17Y

>19Y

120-320

200-420

208-428

120-320

130-340

155-357

Pre-Test Preparation:

1. Complete requisition.
2. Ensure that the Phlebotomist’s initials and the date and time of collection are also noted on the requisition.

Turnaround Time (TAT):

Available on a STAT basis. If STAT, one (1) hour from receipt of specimen during lab operating hours. Within one (1) working day for routine.

Collection Container:

Light Green

Sample Type:

Lithium Heparin Plasma

Minimum Volume:

0.5 mL

Collection and Shipping:

Refrigerate. If sent out to referral lab, send on ice pack.

Method:

Automated Siemens Dimension EXL 200 (Uricase, colorimetric)

Measurement Uncertainty:

Available upon request, call 1-604-416-0903 ext 127

Add-on Stability:

Three days
Urinalysis

Test Info

Test Name:

Urinalysis

Test Code:

UMAC

Reference Interval

Age Category

Male Reference Interval

Female Reference Interval

Units





Bilirubin

Age Category

Male Reference Interval

Female Reference Interval

Units

>0D

NEG

NEG

-

Glucose

Age Category

Male Reference Interval

Female Reference Interval

Units

>0D

NEG

NEG

-

Hemoglobin

Age Category

Male Reference Interval

Female Reference Interval

Units

>0D

NEG

NEG

-

Ketones

Age Category

Male Reference Interval

Female Reference Interval

Units

>0D

NEG

NEG

-

Leukocytes

Age Category

Male Reference Interval

Female Reference Interval

Units

>0D

NEG

NEG

-

Pre-Test Preparation:

  1. As per the MSP Requirement, https://www2.gov.bc.ca/gov/content/health/practitioner-professional-resources/bc-guidelines/urological-system
    Exemptions:
  2. Catheter or bagged specimen or suprapubic aspiration
  3. Patient is <19 years old
  4. Non-MSP patients
  5. Complete the Laboratory Requisition. Ensure in the URINE TESTS section on the requisition, mark the appropriate box.
  6. Label container with patient full name, DOB and MHN/HIN/PHN, test name.
  7. Provide patient with mid-stream (C&S) urine specimen collection instructions.
  8. Ensure Phlebotomist's initials and date and time of collection are also noted on the requisition.
  9. Provide written clinical information for the following requests:
  10. Macroscopic > Microscopic sent out to referral lab if dipstick positive
  11. Macroscopic > Urine Culture sent out to referral lab if pyuria or nitrate present
  12. Macroscopic (dipstick) AND Microscopic is marked. Microscopic will be sent to referral lab for testing.

Turnaround Time (TAT):

Macroscopic only available on a STAT basis. No daily/weekly schedule

Collection Container:

Sterile Urine Container

Sample Type:

Urine

Minimum Volume:

Collection and Shipping:

Refrigerate. If sent out to referral lab, send on ice pack.

Method:

Siemens Multistix (Dipstick)

Measurement Uncertainty:

Available upon request, call 1-604-416-0903 ext 127

Add-on Stability:

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