Lakewood Laboratory

Lakewood Laboratory is now operated by Dynacare Medical Laboratory, providing community diagnostic services to physicians and patients in Winnipeg and the surrounding areas.

Laboratory tests are essential to your health. They are an important way for your physician to determine what's going on inside your body. The work done by the staff and doctors at Lakewood Medical Centre Laboratory Services enables your physician to diagnose and treat your medical condition. 

Standing Orders for Test

Lakewood Laboratory provides a Standing Order service for patients who need to have tests repeated on a regular basis (e.g. weekly, monthly, bimonthly) as ordered by a physician. To qualify, a Standing Order Test Request must have a frequency of order at least 4 times/year, and must be authorized by a physician.

Patient Requests for Copies of Laboratory Records

Can I Get My Lab Results From Lakewood lab?

  • Lakewood Lab encourages patients to obtain their test results through consultation with the ordering physician.

  • Lakewood Lab recognizes the right of individuals under the Manitoba Health Information Act to access their information.

  • Doctors offices may contact Gamma Dynacare at:(204)-944-0757 Extension 7203.

Specimen Collection

Why is it important to have your Manitoba personal health care card? In the laboratory, your personal health care card is used for:

  • Patient Identification

  • Confirmation of the correct spelling of your legal name

  • Verification of your Personal Health Number (PHN) on the health care card with the number on the laboratory requisition.

  • Confirmation of your date of birth and gender. Laboratory results can mean different things depending on a person's age and gender. Several laboratory results that are normal for a 70-year-old male are not within normal limits for an infant, teenage boy, or a pregnant woman.

What will the laboratory staff ask me to do?

  • You will be required to spell your name and give your date of birth in the collection room to:

    • confirm accuracy of the information entered into the system
    • confirm your identification

  • Fasting is required for many laboratory tests. This means you should not eat or drink anything for several hours (usually 10-14 hours) before the collection.

  • We may need to know the exact time you last ate, drank, or took medication. Food or drugs in your system can affect laboratory results.

  • Your height and weight are needed for electrocardiogram (EKG) tracings for the cardiologist interpretations.

  • You may be asked to collect a midstream urine at the laboratory, bring in a first morning specimen, or a 24-hour timed collection.

  • If you are required to collect a sample outside the laboratory, please provide the following legible information on the sample:

    • full legal name
    • date of collection
    • time of collection

  • Laboratory staff will explain all procedures to you. Please ask your physician if you have any questions regarding the laboratory tests.

Who gets my laboratory results?

  • All your laboratory results are confidential.

  • Results are given ONLY to your doctor and at his/her request we will give the report to another doctor or specialist physician.

How will I learn the results of my test?

  • You should discuss this with the doctor who ordered the laboratory tests.

  • Laboratory staff is not authorized to give out laboratory results.

When will my doctor get my test results?

  • Most results are reported within 24-hours of your initial laboratory visit.

  • Some laboratory tests are more complex testing and can take longer. For example, a throat culture will take 48-hours.

How does the laboratory ensure my specimens and results aren't confused with other patients'?

  • The information from you and your doctor is entered into the laboratory computer.

  • Your specimens are labelled with your full legal name and a unique identification number.

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