Test centres

All Test Centres are open during the COVID-19 pandemic, however hours have been modified. See below for updated opening hours.

Glen Site

Glen Site - Royal Victoria Hospital

Open: Monday-Friday 7 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Closed for statutory Holidays and weekends.

Phone: 514 934-1934 ext. 34904
Room: D 02.2307
Walk-in service only, no appointments needed.

Directions from main entrance: Take first set of elevators in Block D to Level 2 and continue past Medical Clinics.

Montreal Children's hospital

Glen site - Montreal Children's Hospital

Open: Monday- Friday 7 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Closed for statutory Holidays and weekends.

Phone: 514 934-1934 ext. 24431

Room: B 02.5118
Directions from main entrance: Take first set of elevators in Block B to Level 2 – the centre is on the left-hand side.

 

Lachine Hospital

Lachine Hospital

Open: Monday-Friday  6:30 a.m. to 11 a.m.
Closed for statutory Holidays and weekends.

Phone: 514 934-1934 ext. 77121
Room: 2-C4
Directions from main entrance: Take the hallway to the left of the main entrance.

Montreal General Hospital

Montreal General Hospital

Open: Monday-Friday  7 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Closed for statutory Holidays and weekends.

Phone: 514 934-1934 ext. 42804
Room: C6 157
Directions from main entrance on Cedar Ave: Go straight in Block D towards Block C – the centre is on the right-hand side.

 

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Choosing a Test Centre near you

Test Centres are also available at many CLSC’s around the province. Click here to visit the Health Ministry’s website and find one that is convenient for you.
 

Before visiting one of our test centres

  1. Your valid MUHC Hospital Card (If need be, visit the Admitting Office prior to your visit to obtain a card or update an expired card.)
  2. Your government-issued health card; 
  3. A valid laboratory test requisition, given to you by a healthcare professional with the following mandatory information;
  • Patient’s full name or stamped hospital card/Medicare card
  • Physician’s full name and license #
  • Requested tests, clearly written and/or checked off

Hours of Operation

Monday to Friday from 7:00am to 3:00pm. The test center is closed on holidays and weekends. Please arrive at least 30mins before closing time to ensure being seen in clinic.

Test requirements

  1. Fasting can be requested for specific blood tests. Please ask your physician if you need to be fasting (8-12hrs) prior. You must come fasting for the following specific tests:
  • Fasting Glucose (AC)
  • Oral Glucose Tolerance Test (OGTT 75g)
  • Glucose 2hr PC
  1. Urine/stool specimen collections and drop-offs only (no blood tests needed):
  • Please take a number (bottom button)
  • Note: you do no wait in the same queue as the patients with blood tests
  • A properly filled out doctor’s requisition is needed with each sample collection as well as the patient’s hospital card
  • Please refer to the provided specimen collection procedure for further instructions on how to collect a specific sample
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Tips for testing

If you’re fasting or pregnant, it is best to come for a blood test as early in the day as possible. Unless you have been specifically told not to, make sure to drink water beforehand so that you are well-hydrated.

 

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During your visit

How long will it take?

Wait times vary from 45 to 60 minutes, but may rise during peak periods (from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m.). We recommend that you plan ahead, if possible, to avoid visiting during these peak periods.

Process: Please take a number upon your arrival in test center. You will first need to pass through the registration desk before being seen by a technologist for your blood test. Please keep in mind that patients are seen on a priority basis, not on a first-come, first-served basis. We ask for your patience while we ensure that each patient is seen in a timely fashion.

Average wait time: Unfortunately, we cannot provide a wait time as we give our undivided attention to each patient according to their needs. If you have an appointment in another clinic on the day of your visit, please arrive at test center a minimum of 1 hour in advance. 

Notes for the clientele:

  • The Adult test centres (Royal Victoria Hospital, Lachine and Montreal General Hospital) offer a walk-in service only and do not take appointments.
  • The Montreal Children’s Hospital accepts appointments for sweat tests only and offers a walk-in service.
  • All centres are closed for statutory holidays and weekends.
  • The laboratories cannot give laboratory results to patients.
    You can access your health information via:
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Results

Getting the results

Test results are sent to your healthcare team as soon as they are processed. Results of urgent tests may be ready within an hour of collection. Results of routine tests are usually ready within a day. Specialized tests may take longer to process. The results are then sent to your doctor by fax or mail.

The laboratories cannot give laboratory results to patients. Test center does not have access to patient results.

Results can only be sent to the prescribing physician on the requisition. Other healthcare professionals requesting a copy can contact the prescribing physician or can contact the laboratory themselves through Client Services at 514 934-1934 ext. 35687 (option 4) or by email at [email protected]. This email and phone number is reserved for healthcare professionals only.

You can access your health information via:

  • The physician or prescriber who ordered the tests.
  • The MUHC Medical Records Department.
  • The On-line “Québec Health Booklet” site, after registration. The results will be available on this site after 30 days.