We are pleased to be a part of providing you with your health care needs. Your use of the Medical Laboratory Service helps to sustain your public health care system.
Our public labs perform more than 4 million diagnostic tests on over 225,000 patients annually.
Your local hospital has satellite laboratories (specimen collection facilities) both inside each hospital and in the community where you can have your blood work done, or drop off samples.
All lab requisitions are accepted and welcome.
General Information on Medical Laboratory Services
Please bring proper identification to your outpatient laboratory appointment.
Island Health laboratories have policies that require us to ask for patient identification at the time of registration. Please note without this identification we are unable to provide laboratory services.
Patients can bring one of the following to use as acceptable forms of identification:
- Personal health care card
- B.C. services card
- Driver's license
- Native status card
- Canadian Forces ID card
- Provincial or territorial identification card
Monday to Friday: 7 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Saturdays and statutory holidays: 8 a.m. 4 p.m.