Sleep Lab

Sleep Lab

The Sleep Lab is a diagnostic program for adults. The lab's focus is the breathing disorders of sleep, specifically obstructive sleep apnea.

Some other sleep disorders are:

  • sleep related breathing problems, including snoring and sleep apnea
  • insomnia - difficulty initiating and/or maintaining sleep
  • sleep related myoclonus - spasms, twitches, and movement in the arms and legs
  • narcolepsy - the tendency to fall asleep suddenly without warning
  • excessive daytime sleepiness (EDS)  
  • parasomnias and other problems, including sleep walking, night terrors, bedwetting and night seizures

Sleep Studies Available

Overnight Oximetry:

  • you must attend a brief class to learn how to use a small piece of equipment
  • tests are done in your own home
  • equipment must be returned by noon the next day - no exceptions
  • referring offices will be made aware of your appointment date and time, they are to contact you
  • you will receive an information letter prior to your test
  • tests can be done at the Royal Jubilee Hospital, Cowichan District Hospital, and Nanaimo Regional General Hospital

Level 3 Home Sleep Test:

  • you must attend a brief class to learn how to use a small piece of equipment
  • tests are done in your own home
  • equipment must be returned by noon the next day - no exceptions 
  • you will be contacted by the department once the referral has been received
  • you will receive an information letter prior to your test
  • tests are only done at the Royal Jubilee Hospital 
  • these tests can only be ordered by a respirologist

Level 1 Polysomnogram:

  • you stay overnight in the Sleep Lab of the Royal Jubilee Hospital
  • you will be contacted by the department once the referral has been received
  • you will receive an information letter prior to your test
  • tests are only done at the Royal Jubilee Hospital 
  • these tests can only be ordered by a respirologist

General Information on Sleep Lab

Referral Required?
Required
How to Get Referral

Royal Jubilee Hospital:
RJH Overnight Oximetry Referral 

Cowichan District Hospital:
CDH Overnight Oximetry Referral 

Nanaimo Regional General Hospital:
NRGH Overnight Oximetry Referral

Preparing for Your Visit
Contact Us
Royal Jubilee Hospital

250-370-8183
Fax: 250-370-8831

Cowichan District Hospital:

250-370-8008
Fax: 250-370-8831

Nanaimo Regional Hospital:

250-716-7705
Fax: 250-739-5974

Hours of Operation
Royal Jubilee Hospital

Clerical Hours:
Monday - Friday: 6:30 a.m. - 2:30 p.m.

Cowichan District Hospital

Clerical Hours:
Monday - Thursday: 6:30 a.m. - 2:30 p.m.

Nanaimo Regional Hospital

Clerical Hours:
Monday - Friday 8 a.m. - 5 p.m.

Locations

Royal Jubilee Hospital (RJH)

Royal Jubilee Hospital (RJH)

1952 Bay St 
Victoria, B.C. 
V8R 1J8

250-370-8000

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