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

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Find helpful information for all Yukon Hospitals Medical Laboratories (Dawson City, Watson Lake and Whitehorse), including general laboratory information, requisition and ordering instructions, specimen labelling, collection and transport information (including microbiology and transfusion medicine), and patient 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 (2021)

WGH Antibiogram (2020)

WGH Antibiogram (2019)

  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

St. Paul's 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 Lifelabs (H. pylori Urea Breath Test) LifeLabs, BC H. pylori Breath Test
7 BCCA Gynecological Cytology Requisition Form Cervical Cancer Screening Laboratory, Vancouver BC

Cancer Screening (Pap smear samples)

8 BCCA Histopathology Requisition Form BC Cancer Agency (BCCA) Anatomical Pathology Specimens
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 Canadian Blood Services Perinatal Screen Request Canadian Blood Services, Vancouver Perinatal Screening
12 Prenatal Genetic Screening Laboratory Requisition Prenatal Biochemistry Laboratory, BC Children's & BC Women's Hospital Serum Integrated Prenatal Screen (SIPS)
13 Harmony Prenatal Test Dynacare Prenatal cell free DNA (restrictions apply)
14 LifeLabs Specific Allergen IgE Request LifeLabs, BC Allergen IgE
15 BCCDC Virology Requisition BC Centre for Disease Control Viruses - as detected from various tissue samples
16 BCCDC Bacteriology & Mycology Requisition BC Centre for Disease Control Respiratory Infections, Gastrointestinal Infections, Mycology
17 BCCDC Parasitology Requisition BC Centre for Disease Control Parasites - as detected from various tissue samples
18 BCCDC Mycobateriology/ TB Requisition BC Centre for Disease Control Mycobacteria - as detected from various tissue samples
19 BCCDC Zoonotics Diseases & Emerging Pathogens Requisition BC Centre for Disease Control Zoonotics & Emerging Pathogens
20 St. Paul's Hospital Department of Pathology Surgical Requisition St. Paul's Hospital Pathology samples
21 BCCA Diagnostic Cytology Requisition PHSA & BCCA Cytology samples, various
22 Molecular Genetics Laboratory Requisition BC Children's & BC Women's Hospital (test directory)
Molecular Genetics Lab
Molecular Genetics

Cancer Genetics Laboratory

Myeloid Testing Requisition

BCCA Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine Cytogenetics (FISH) and Molecular testing, Myeloid & other
24 Cytogenetics Laboratory Requisition
Constitutional Studies
Vancouver Coastal Health
Gordon and Leslie Diamond Health Care Centre - Vancouver General Hospital
Cytogenetics Constitutional Studies

Mitogendx Autoantibody

MitogenDx Autoantibody testing

Embryo Pathology < 20 Weeks Gestation

Perinatal Loss > 20 Weeks Gestation

Parent Responsibility Form

BC Children's & Women's Hospital (Test Directory)

Genetic testing for fetal demise.

**Embryo Pathology or Perinatal Loss requisitions must
be accompanied by the Parent Responsibility Form**

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:Mon, 09/19/2022 - 13:18