For your visit, be sure to bring:
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.
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.
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:
Note for healthcare professionals:
- If you need help regarding lab result(s) or patient's sample(s), please contact Client Services at 514 934-1934 ext. 35687 (option 4) or by email at [email protected].
Glen Site - Royal Victoria Hospital
Open: Monday-Friday 6:00 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Phone: 514 934-1934 ext. 34904
Room: D 02.2307
Directions from main entrance: Take first set of elevators in Block D to Level 2 and continue past Medical Clinics.
Glen site - Montreal Children's Hospital
Open: Monday- Friday 7:00 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Phone: 514 934-1934 ext. 23265
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.
Open: Monday-Friday 7:00 a.m. – 11:00 am
Phone: 514 934-1934 ext. 77121
Directions from main entrance: Take the hallway to the left of the main entrance.
Open: Monday-Friday 6 a.m. – 3 p.m.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.