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Tests & Scans

Laboratory Services Medical Imaging Cardiac Stress Testing
Laboratory Services

Whitehorse General Hospital Laboratory serves as the primary testing centre for the Yukon. A small number of critical care tests are also performed at the Watson Lake and Dawson City community hospitals.  Tests not performed at WGH are sent to referral labs in B.C.

Reference Documents
Resource Content Description
YHC Lab Guide To Services Includes general lab information; sample labelling & sample acceptance criteria; collection procedures; requisitions; patient instructions; transport of samples; ordering supplies.
WGH Lab Accessioning Test Reference (New April 2018)

List of each test run at WGH Lab with instructions regarding: Meditech codes; preferred sample container; minimum sample quantity; Turn-Around-Time; sample stability; special instructions.

Referred-Out Test References:
St. Paul's Hospital Accessioning Test Reference Reference for all tests not performed at WGH (Referred-Out tests) with instructions regarding: preferred sample container; minimum sample quantity; special instructions.
BCCH & BCCDC eHealth Directory For tests performed at BCCH & BCCDC only, this online directory provides information on collecting samples.

WGH Antibiogram (2016)

WGH Antibiogram (2014)

WGH Antibiogram (2013)

  Requisition Source Information
1 Yukon Hospitals - On Site Testing Whitehorse General Hospital Blood, Urine, Fluid Tests; Booked Procedures
2 Yukon Hospital Corporation - Referred Out Testing St. Paul's Hospital

Vancouver General Hospital

BC Children's


Blood & Urine tests

Blood tests

Blood tests

3 WGH Microbiology Laboratory Whitehorse General Hospital Culture & Sensitivity, Gram stain, various sources
4 Holter Monitor Interpretation: Cardiology Unit at St. Paul's Hospital Holter Monitor
5 FIT Testing Requisition Yukon Health & Social Services, YHC Colorectal Cancer Screening
6 Spirometry True North Respiratory Spirometry testing
7 Lifelabs (H. pylori Urea Breath Test) LifeLabs, BC H. pylori Breath Test
8 BCCA Gynecological Cytology Requisition Form Cervical Cancer Screening Laboratory, Vancouver BC Cancer Screening (Pap smear samples)
9 PHSA Laboratories Tumour Marker Lab Requisition BC Cancer Agency (BCCA) Cancer Markers
10 BCCDC Serology Screening Requisition BC Centre for Disease Control Prenatal Screening; HIV, Syphilis, Hepatitis
11 St. Paul's Hospital Virology and Reference Laboratory St. Paul's Hospital Chlamydia + GC NAAT
12 Canadian Blood Services Perinatal Screen Request Canadian Blood Services, Vancouver Perinatal Screening
13 Prenatal Genetic Screening Laboratory Requisition Prenatal Biochemistry Laboratory, BC Children's & BC Women's Hospital Serum Integrated Prenatal Screen (SIPS)
14 Harmony Prenatal Test Dynacare Prenatal cell free DNA (restrictions apply)
15 LifeLabs Specific Allergen IgE Request LifeLabs, BC Allergen IgE
16 BCCDC Virology Requisition BC Centre for Disease Control Viruses - as detected from various tissue samples
17 BCCDC Bacteriology & Mycology Requisition BC Centre for Disease Control Respiratory Infections, Gastrointestinal Infections, Mycology
18 BCCDC Parasitology Requisition BC Centre for Disease Control Parasites - as detected from various tissue samples
19 BCCDC Mycobateriology/ TB Requisition BC Centre for Disease Control Mycobacteria - as detected from various tissue samples
20 BCCDC Zoonotics Diseases & Emerging Pathogens Requisition BC Centre for Disease Control Zoonotics & Emerging Pathogens
21 St. Paul's Hospital Department of Pathology Surgical Requisition St. Paul's Hospital Pathology samples
22 BCCA Diagnostic Cytology Requisition PHSA & BCCA Cytology samples, various
23 Molecular Genetics Laboratory Requisition BC Children's & BC Women's Hospital (test directory)

Molecular Genetics Lab
Molecular Genetics
24 Cancer Genetics Laboratory

Myeloid Testing Requisition

BCCA Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine Cytogenetics (FISH) and Molecular testing, Myeloid & other
25 Cytogenetics Laboratory Requisition

Constitutional Studies
Vancouver Coastal Health

Gordon and Leslie Diamond Health Care Centre - Vancouver General Hospital
Cytogenetics Constitutional Studies

Yukon Hospital Corporation Laboratory weblinks:

Medical Imaging

Medical imaging services at Yukon Hospitals provide screening and diagnostic services on an inpatient and outpatient basis.

All scans must be requested by a physician (with the exception of self-referred mammography screenings for patients over the age of 40). At Whitehorse General Hospital, Nurse Practitioners can within their scope request ultrasound, non-contrast X-ray and mammography test/screening.

The imaging services are completely digital with images transmitted and stored in our secure PACS (Picture Archiving and Communications System). Patient images are sent electronically to radiologist for interpretation with results returned to the ordering physician. See the following pages for hours of operation and more information for patients.

Cardiac Stress Testing

Cardiac Street Testing is only offered in the Visiting Specialist Clinic area at Whitehorse General Hospital. Family doctors must send all referrals for stress testing to the clinic. A consultation appointment will be scheduled with a cardiologist or internist (during their clinic) to determine if stress testing is required.

If needed, the test can be completed the same day. The internist or cardiologist will also take multiple factors into account as they interpret the test results to share with the patient. For more information contact our Specialist Clinic at 867-393-8748.

Last Updated:Thu, 08/01/2019 - 23:52