To avoid excessive wait times, an appointment is recommended for outpatient blood collection. Walk-ins will be accomodated between appointments when possible.


The Role of the Laboratory in Your Care

Pathology and Laboratory Medicine is a medical specialty that focuses on determining the cause and nature of diseases. By examining and testing body tissues (e.g. biopsies, pap smears) and fluids (e.g. blood, urine) the laboratory helps your doctor diagnose and treat you correctly. Over 70% of all medical treatment decisions rely on laboratory test results and pathology reports.

Outpatient Services

Members of the public are welcome to bring requisitions for laboratory tests written by their physicians to the laboratory at either St. Paul's or Mount Saint Joseph Hospitals. Both laboratories are wheelchair accessible. Every year over 85,000 outpatients have their blood work done at Providence Health Care laboratories. Appointments recommended.

St. Paul's Hospital Laboratory
1081 Burrard Street
2nd Floor, Providence Building
Monday-Friday 7:00 am to 6:00 pm
Weekends 10:00 am to 3:00 pm
Closed on statutory holidays

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Mount Saint Joseph Hospital Laboratory
3080 Prince Edward Street
Lab is on the ground floor near Prince Edward Street entrance
Monday-Friday 8:00 am to 4:00 pm
Closed on weekends and statutory holidays

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My Care Compass

Patients may access their laboratory test results online through My Care Compass. You can register with My Care Compass if you are 16 years or older, have a BC Care Card number, and have had a lab test within the last 30 days.

Useful Links

Lower Mainland Labs

Information for Patients and Families - learn about the role of pathologists in your health care

Lab Tests Online - Empower Your Health. Understand Your Tests

Know Pathology Know Healthcare - Australian laboratory medicine site for patients