Laboratory Services

Cypress Health Region laboratories provide a wide range of tests to assist the physicians and other healthcare providers in the prevention, diagnosis, treatment, and monitoring of disease, illness, and wellness in patients.

Although the extent of testing varies at the different laboratories throughout the region, there are some requirements which are standard to all laboratories:

  • Laboratory tests are performed only with a physician or nurse practitioner’s order
  • Some tests require the patient to fast. This means nothing to eat (no gum or candy either) or drink (except water) for 10 hours before the specimen is collected. When in doubt, ask your physician or the laboratory whether fasting is required
  • To determine the correct dosage of medication you are taking, it generally is necessary to collect the specimen at a certain time before or after the drug has been taken. Once again, check with the laboratory if you are not sure of when to come
  • Some tests require specific patient preparation, and therefore the laboratory will give instructions and may need to arrange an appointment date and time

*Please note Cypress Health Region is a scent-free workplace, so please refrain from wearing perfumes, colognes or scent products when you come for your tests.

The laboratory at the Cypress Regional Hospital has the highest volume of patients in the Region. It is important to note the following when determining the best time to visit the Cypress Regional Hopsital’s lab.

  • If you are fasting, most people find it convenient to stop eating and drinking after 8 p.m. and to arrive at the laboratory early the next morning.
  • If you are not fasting, your wait time may be lessened if you arrive after 10 a.m., due to the number of fasting patients arriving first thing in the morning.
  • In general, patients are processed on a first-come, first-serve basis. However, children, patients with appointments in other hospital departments and those with tests that must be collected at specific times may be taken out of turn. We will attempt to get to you as quickly as possible.
  • Please remove your outdoor clothing before your name is called for your blood test, as this will help us to process you more quickly.

Locations and Hours of Services

Following are the locations, days and times laboratory out-patient services are provided in the health region. Please note that the days and times of laboratory out-patient services may vary throughout the region and it is recommended that you check with your laboratory to see what their hours of service are. Routine laboratory testing is not available on evenings, weekends and statutory holidays.

Hospitals

Cypress Regional Hospital – Swift Current (Phone: 306.778.9563, Fax: 306.773.5220)
Monday to Friday, 8:00am to 4:00pm

Herbert and District Integrated Health Facility (Phone: 306.784.2466, Fax: 306.784.2557)
Monday to Friday, 8:00am to 4:00pm

Leader Hospital (Phone: 306.628.3845, Fax: 306.628.3935)
Monday to Friday, 8:30am to 4:30pm

Maple Creek Hospital (Phone: 306.662.2611, Fax: 306.662.3538)
Monday to Friday, 8:00am to 4:00pm

Shaunavon Hospital and Care Centre (Phone: 306.297.2644, Fax: 306.297.2259)
Monday to Friday, 8:00am to 4:00pm

All hospitals in the Cypress Health Region have 24 hour emergency laboratory services.

Health Centres

Prairie Health Care Centre – Cabri (Phone: 306.587.2623, Fax: 306.587.2589)
Monday to Friday, 8:30am to 4:00pm

Border Health Centre – Climax (Phone: 306.293.2222, Fax: 306.293.2860)
Monday, Tuesday, and Thursday, 9:00am to 3:30pm (closed from 12:00pm to 12:30pm)

Wolf Willow Health Centre – Eastend (Phone: 306.295.3534, Fax: 306.295.2645)
Monday, Tuesday, 8:00am to 4:00pm (closed from 12:00pm to 1:00pm)
Wednesday, 8:00am to 5:00pm (closed from 12:00pm to 1:00pm)
Thursday, 8:00am to 12:00pm noon

Gull Lake Special Care Centre (Phone: 306.672.4716, Fax: 306.672.4711)
Monday to Friday, 8:30am to 3:00pm (closed 12:00pm to 12:30pm)

Hodgeville Health Centre (Phone: 306.677.2292, Fax: 306.677.2584)
Thurday, 9:00am to 1:00pm

Prairie View Health Centre – Mankota (Phone: 306.478.1206, Fax: 306.478.2259)
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, 8:30am to 5:00pm
Thursday, 8:30am to 3:00pm

Ponteix Health Centre (Phone: 306.625.5101, Fax: 306.625.3764)
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, 8:00am to 4:30pm

Vanguard Health Centre (Phone: 306.582.2044, Fax: 306.582.4833)
Wednesday, 8:00am to 4:00pm
Thursday, 1:30pm to 4:00pm