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Blood Collection/Lab Services

As of June 8, blood collection services resumed for patients requiring blood work issued prior to the service reductions in Alert Level 5. All requisitions dated prior to March 16, 2020 have are being processed during in Alert Level 2 (June 30, 2020).
 
For laboratory services, clinicians should continue to issue lab test requisitions based on the importance of results on care decisions and minimize the frequency of repeat tests so that more patients can be accommodated.
 
Since the COVID-19 pandemic, outpatient blood collection is by appointment only across the region. 
 
Prior to proceeding to a blood collection clinic, please ensure that you have completed the pre-screening for COVID-19 online at www.811healthline.ca and to only go to a blood collection appointment if the result of your online assessment indicates that you do not need to be tested for COVID-19. 
 
Book a blood collection appointment
 
St. John’s and surrounding area
 
Appointments for blood collection can be booked by phone from 7:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m., Monday to Friday, at all sites in the St. John’s Metro area. A listing of phone numbers and sites for blood collection centres is available on our website www.easternhealth.ca/BloodCollection.    
 
 
Outside St. John’s
 
Outside of the city, patients requiring blood collection can call the blood collection centre of their choice to book an appointment, from 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m., Monday to Friday. A listing of phone numbers for blood collection centres is available on our website www.easternhealth.ca/BloodCollection.   
 
Progress of service resumption – outpatient laboratory services March - November 2020:

Lab services, progress resumption for November 2020
 
During the month of November, 24,724 outpatient laboratory tests and procedures were completed, reaching approximately 81 per cent of normal operations*. This also represents an increase of 30 per cent in service volume from June to November, 2020. 
 
*Normal operations are defined by the median pre COVID-19 monthly service volume. Data is based on outpatient registrations and excludes lab services for specimens and inpatient care. Read full disclaimer on data 1.
 

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Updated Jan 18, 2021