Laboratory Service Information for Patients
Laboratory tests are essential to your health. They are an important way for your physician to determine what’s going on inside your body. The work done by the staff and doctors at Calgary Laboratory Services enables your physician to diagnose and treat your medical condition. It is vital to many medical treatments and disease control, resulting in improved management of your health.
Using the navigation bar to the left, you will find information regarding:
- Patient Service Centres (PSCs) - our community blood and specimen collection sites
- Specimen Collection
- Electrocardiograms (ECGs)
- Standing Orders for Tests
- Obtaining Laboratory Information
- Mobile Services
Calgary Laboratory Services is a multi-disciplinary medical diagnostic laboratory. We provide community and hospital diagnostic services to physicians and patients in Calgary and the surrounding areas.
Patient Service Centres
The Patient Service Centres (PSCs) are the focal points for patient visits in the communities of Calgary and surrounding areas.
We have 18 centres located throughout the region making access easier for patients. We serve over 100,000 patients who visit the PSCs monthly to have their laboratory work and/or ECGs done. To locate a PSC near you, click here
To assist patients with their busy lives, we offer the following services:
for all patients at all the PSCs which can be pre-booked at least a day in advance. To go to the Appointment Service page, click here
Standing Order Service:
for patients who require blood work on a regular basis. This service enables patients to drop into any PSC where their lab work requests are on file electronically thereby avoiding the need to visit their physician each time to obtain a requisition. Physicians notify the Standing Orders Office as to which of their patients should be added to their service and provide the required documentation. To find out if you fit within the guidelines, contact your physician directly for further information.
Second Language Support Services:
for those patients for whom English is not their first language.
Free parking at most sites.
At CLS, we are continually looking for ways to improve our services to our patients. You matter to us!
Employment related testing, tests required as part of an Occupational Health Program, or tests for participation in any clinical trial or study are not covered by the Alberta Provincial Insurance Plan. Fees for the testing and transport of these specimens must be paid for by the patient or other third party.