CML HealthCare - Lab services and laboratory test preparations
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Laboratory testing

CML HealthCare provides a variety of laboratory testing services that help your physician diagnose and monitor your health. We currently have over 100 specimen collection centers across Ontario, many with early morning and weekend hours.

CML laboratory facilities are able to test various specimen samples, including blood, saliva, semen, urine, and stool.

Our laboratory facilities ensure sensitivity and privacy, as well as a focus on being as efficient as possible.

***Please ensure your healthcare provider has signed your Laboratory Requisition. We are unable to accept or process laboratory tests without a requisition that is signed by the Requisitioning Clinician/Practitioner. Thank you in advance for your understanding.***

The types of tests available at CML HealthCare:

  • Biochemistry tests determine the processes of living organisms. Biochemistry studies the cellular reactions of proteins, carbohydrates, and lipids.
  • Hematology tests study blood and blood diseases. A common test in this category is used to detect infections.
  • Immunology tests study the immune system in the body. Pregnancy tests are common for immunology.
  • Microbiology tests study micro-organisms and how they affect the body.  The microbiology department is commonly used to diagnose strep throat.
  • Histology tests study cell structures are organized in tissue. Skin cancer screening often utilizes histology.
  • Cytology tests study how the structure and function of certain cells. Cervical cancer screening commonly uses cytology.
  • Endocrinology tests study the endocrine glands of the body and their hormonal secretions.  This test is common to determine conditions such as hypothyroidism.
  • Urinalysis tests is a group of chemical tests used to determine kidney and urinary tract infections or diseases.
  • Molecular Diagnostics tests use genetic material from the body to determine the states for health and disease. Human papillomavirus is a common test utilizing molecular diagnostics.

Before the test

Different tests will require different preparation.Your healthcare provider may have asked you to fast for the test. Fasting means nothing to eat or drink (this includes chewing gum, black tea or coffee) for 12 hours prior to visiting the lab. Sips of water are acceptable – and you should take any medication you regularly take, unless your healthcare provider tells you otherwise. If you are unsure if you need to fast, it’s best to confirm with your healthcare provider or the lab before the day of test.

After the test

In most cases you will feel no pain or discomfort after a laboratory test and will be able to resume your daily activity.

Your requisition form

To avoid delays on the day of your test, ensure that you bring your health card and your requisition. Also, confirm that your healthcare provider included the following on your requisition form:
  • Patient full name, sex, date of birth
  • Physician name and signature
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