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Lab Test Information Guide

To access specimen collection for:

  • Microbiology tests performed at Shared Hospital Labs: Access here.
  • Microbiology tests not listed in the SHL link, Surgical Pathology, Cytology, Blood and Tissue Bank, Molecular Diagnostics and Flow Cytometry tests: Search the test database below by keyword or department for internal and external resourced tests.
  • Biochemistry and Hematology tests: Access the Reference Manual*

For additional information such as:

  • Forms, collection instructions, ECG, etc., click here
  • Collection Centre information details for registered Sunnybrook patients, please visit Sunnynet.
  • Do not take biotin before blood work (Patient and Family Education material)

Please note that these documents change regularly, so please check back to access the most up-to-date versions.

*This PDF contains bookmarks. If your web browser supports PDF bookmarks, we recommend using them to navigate the document. You can also search the document for your keywords (press control + F on a PC, or command + F on a Mac). To view bookmarks, you can also download the document and open it in Adobe Acrobat.


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