Follow the steps below to access mobile collections:
Is your patient eligible? Laboratory Services provides mobile collections to patient who meet the following eligibility criteria:
This service must be requested by an authorized care provider and patients must meet the at least one of the following eligibility criteria before a mobile collection will be performed by the laboratory.
A patient is not eligible for a laboratory mobile collection if:
Reasons for refusal of the laboratory to perform a mobile collection include:
If the laboratory mobile collection service personnel find the patient is not home for the collection on two (2) instances, the service will be not be provided,
Refer to the Mobile Collection Services Brochure for details.
Fully complete the AHS Mobile Collection Requisition including the eligibility criteria section.
The authorized care provider must provide information to the laboratory if aware of any potential or real situations where the safety and well-being of the mobile collection personnel or the patient may be compromised. This is in accordance with AHS Workplace Health and Safety and provincial legislation. For example if any of the following conditions are known (but not limited to) this information must be disclosed and if encountered the collection will be refused or cancelled:
Submit the completed Mobile Collection Requisition according to the zone where the patient is located. The chart below provides direction for each AHS zone.
Refer to the AHS Zone Map for assistance in determining the correct zone.
Currently access to Mobile Collections varies across the province. Please contact the closest office to check availability in your zone.
|Patient Location||How to Access Mobile Collection||Contact for Additional Information|
FAX the completed AHS Mobile Services Collection requisition to Homecare 780-532-2477
*If homecare is unable to obtain sample (difficult draw) –Laboratory specimen procurement will be contacted at 780-538-7611.
For additional assistance call your local laboratory site.
For Home Patients – FAX the completed AHS Mobile Services Collection Requisition to 780-452-5294
For Patients in Long Term Facilities (no eligibility required) – FAX the AHS Mobile Services Collection Requisition to 780-452-5294
For Long Term Facilities (no eligibility required) – FAX completed AHS Mobile Services Collection requisition(s) to 780-452-5294
For specific Edmonton Zone assistance
For Red Deer only: Fax the completed AHS Mobile Service Collection Requisition with eligibility criteria to 403-343-4811
For additional assistance call 403-343-4749
|For Lloydminster – lodges - FAX completed AHS Mobile Services Collection Requisition to 780-452-5294 (Covered by DynaLIFE Medical Labs)||
(For Lloydminster Lodges Only) contact 780-453-9440 for additional information.
All other Central Zone communities: FAX the completed AHS Mobile Service Collection Requisition with eligibility criteria to your local hospital laboratory or home care.
|Calgary Zone||Fax the completed Mobile Services Collection Requisition to 403-777-5222||
For specific Calgary Zone assistance
For Lethbridge and area: FAX the completed AHS Mobile Services Collection Requisition to 403-388-6068For Medicine Hat and area: FAX the completed AHS Mobile Services Collection Requisition to 403-502-8284
For specific Lethbridge and area assistance,
For specific Medicine Hat and area assistance, call the Mobile Collections phone