Laboratory

Laboratory

Joseph Brant Hospital’s Laboratory Services supports inpatients, emergency room and hospital clinics in the following areas:

  • Biochemistry
  • Haematology
  • Microbiology
  • Specimen Procurement
  • Transfusion Medicine
  • Pathology,Cytology & Autopsy
  • Point of Care Testing
  • Electrocardiograms

A wide variety of tests may be performed at our Laboratory, depending on the circumstance and needs of the patient. The tests and procedures that the medical laboratory staff perform provide critical information enabling doctors to diagnose, treat and monitor a patient's condition.

Some of the routine procedures carried out in the Laboratory include electrocardiograms, general blood work and throat swabs. A requisition completed by a physician or another appropriate health care provider is required for all testing.

Hours of Service & Location:

The JBH lab is open for patients from the various hospital clinics Monday to Friday 7:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. (except statutory holidays) and can be reached by calling 905-336-4122.

We encourage patients from physician's offices to go to community laboratories. There are community laboratories available for blood work on Saturday mornings as well as on weekdays.

The Lab is located on the first floor of the hospital near the Admitting Department.

Frequently Asked Questions:

Q. How long will it take to receive my results?

A. Depending on the type of test(s) performed, it may take anywhere from 24 hours (as is the case for throat swabs) to 7 days to get results. Some tests may take longer.

Q. What is meant by “fasting” for my test?

A. If the test you are having requires fasting, that means that you may not have food or beverages other than water for 12 hours prior to your visit. If you are taking any medication(s), please speak to your physician for specific instructions.

Resources:

Looking for information about a lab test? Lab Tests Online is the premier Internet-based resource for up-to-date, easy to understand information on medical laboratory testing. Spearheaded by the American Association for Clinical Chemistry in collaboration with the Canadian Society for Medical Laboratory Science and 30 other professional societies, the site is peer-reviewed, non-commercial, and patient-focused.

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Contact Us:

Joseph Brant Hospital
1230 North Shore Blvd.
Burlington, ON L7S 1W7

Numbers

P: 905-632-3737