|Laboratory Services||Medical Imaging||Cardiac Stress Testing|
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.
|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.|
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.
- Magnetic Resonance Imaging
- Computed Tomography
- X-ray (Watson Lake Community Hospital)
- X-ray (Dawson City Community Hospital)
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.