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Visiting the hospital for lab testing

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Visiting St Paul’s Hospital

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Visiting Mount St. Joseph Hospital

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Our Locations

St Paul's Hospital Laboratory

1081 Burrard Street
2nd Floor, Providence Building

Vancouver, BC V6Z 1Y6

Monday-Friday 7:00 am to 6:00 pm
Weekends 10:00 am to 3:00 pm
Closed on statutory holidays

Mount St Joseph Hospital Laboratory

Other locations

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3080 Prince Edward Street
Lab is on the ground floor near Prince Edward Street entrance
Vancouver, BC V5T 3N4


Monday-Friday 8:00 am to 4:00 pm

Closed on weekends and statutory holidays

The Laboratory & My Health Care

The Role of the Laboratory

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. Did you know that over 70% of all medical treatment decisions rely on laboratory tests and pathology reports?

Laboratory 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.

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