November 29, 2022
MEDICINE HAT – The Medicine Hat Regional Hospital laboratory will shift focus to the needs of emergency, inpatient and ambulatory patients, and will direct community patients to the community lab at 44 Carry Drive S.E., Bay 1, starting Feb. 27, 2023.
This change is one step towards the larger transition of community lab services from Alberta Precision Laboratories (APL) to DynaLIFE Medical Laboratories.
As clients are currently able to book appointments 90 days in advance, clients scheduling an appointment on Nov. 30 or later (for appointments after Feb. 27) will no longer see appointments available at Medicine Hat Regional Hospital. Community and walk-in patients will be re-directed to the community lab. Clients can book appointments at the community lab online or by calling 1-877-868-6848.
By transitioning community lab services to DynaLIFE, APL is better able to maintain lab quality and provide a more efficient, effective and sustainable laboratory system that supports Alberta’s growing demand for lab testing. Hospital laboratories will continue to serve patients who have a requisition generated at a hospital or urgent care site, either through inpatient, emergency, or ambulatory clinics.
Alberta Precision Laboratories is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Alberta Health Services, delivering high-quality, responsive diagnostic lab services to Albertans across our healthcare system.
DynaLIFE is a leading Alberta-based medical laboratory offering a complete range of diagnostic testing services. DynaLIFE’s 1,400 employees are proud to be seen as industry leaders – bringing reliable, innovative services to more than 2,000 physicians and two million patient visits a year. DynaLIFE has been operating clinical laboratory facilities in Alberta for more than 60 years.
Alberta Health Services is the provincial health authority responsible for planning and delivering health supports and services for more than four million adults and children living in Alberta. Its mission is to provide a patient-focused, quality health system that is accessible and sustainable for all Albertans.