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UHNBC Laboratory Services Information

UHNBC Laboratory is a multi-disciplinary medical diagnostic laboratory.  We provide community and hospital diagnostic services to physicians and patients in Prince George and 28 other communities in Northern Health.

Our mandate is to provide high quality, cost-effective laboratory services through a consolidated service delivery model consisting of one high volume laboratory, several centralized laboratories, 25 community hospital labs, and one region wide information system.

Other general information about tests and the reasons why they may be requested are available at Lab Tests Online, a site endorsed by the Canadian Society of Medical Laboratory Science.

More Information

Blood Collection Tubes / Order of Blood Draw

Test tubes with color coded tops indicate the additive contained in the tube. In the DIRECTORY OF TESTS the color-coding is indicated as well as the volume of blood sample required for each test.  When collecting blood samples it is important to allow the tube to fill completely and to follow the "order of draw" for tubes as indicated in the Order of Draw Chart.

See Inpatient Requisition - Lab Req I and Specimen Requisition - Lab Req II for additional reference to tube type and specimens required for testing.

Glucose Meter

Pediatric Collections

Pediatric patients require special consideration when doing blood collections.  See the following charts for reference when collectiong pediatric bloodwork:

Maximum Blood Draw for Patients less than 45 kg

(Outlines the recommended maximum amount of blood that can be drawn in a single collection)

Minimum Whole Blood Volumes for Pediatric Collections

(Outlines the minimum whole blood volumes for pediatric patients)

Lab Links

Additonal Lab Links

Accreditation and Licencing

Referral Laboratories

 Other Referral Laboratories:

BC Cancer Agency (BCCA)
1-877-747-2522

BCCA Research (Stem Cell Assay Lab)
1-604-675-8000 ext. 7746

BC Centre for Disease Control (BCCDC)    
1-877-747-2522                 

BC Children's Hospital    
1-877-747-2522  

Canadian Blood Services
1-604-707-3444  

Calgary Lab Services
1-403-770-3600   

Diagnostic Services Manitoba  
1-204-926-8005  

DynaCare Laboratory Alberta
1-800-661-9876

Hospitals In-Common (HIC)     
1-416-391-1499

Kelowna Hospital (KGH)
1-250-862-4407            

Lifelabs - Burnaby/Victoria    
1-800-431-7206            

Mayo Medical Laboratories       
1-800-533-1710    

Montreal General Hospital
1-514-412-4427

Provincial Toxicology Centre
1-604-707-2710

Royal Columbian Hospital
1-604-520-4253

Royal Jubilee Hospital
1-866-370-8355

St. Paul's Hospital   
1-877-747-2522   

University of Alberta Laboratory
1-780-407-7484 

University of Calgary Mitogen Advanced Diagnostics Laboratory (Room HRB431)
1-403-220-4582

UBC Hospital (Neurology Lab)
1-604-822-7121 ext. 27175

Vancouver General Hospital    
1-877-747-2522  

Vernon Hospital
1-250-545-2211 ext. 1205

Victoria General Hospital    
1-866-370-8355