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                           Sunrise Health Region is part of the provincial Saskatchewan Health Authority 
Hospital Care: Laboratory Services

Scroll down to find locations and hours of operations for Laboratory Services across the region and information for patients.

The laboratories in the Sunrise Health Region provide a wide range of tests to aid the physicians in the determination of overall health status as well as the diagnosis and treatment of disease, in their patients.

Although the extent of testing varies at the different laboratories throughout the region, there are some requirements which are standard to all laboratories:

  • Laboratory tests are performed only with a physician's nurse practitioner's order;
  • Some tests require the patient to fast. That is nothing to eat or drink for 8 to 14 hours before the specimen is collected. When in doubt, ask your physician or the laboratory whether fasting is required;
  • To determine the correct dosage of medication you are taking, it generally is necessary to collect the specimen at a certain time before or after the drug has been taken. Once again, check with the laboratory if you are not sure of when to come;
  • Some tests require specific patient preparation, and therefore the laboratory will give instructions and may need to arrange an appointment date and time.
  • Please note that your orders will not be accepted after 30 days UNLESS specified by the physician/nurse practitioner that the laboratory work is to be repeated and is to be done at a later date.
  • If you are having a ECG test, please be aware that the technologist must place electrodes on your chest, arms, and lower legs. Wearing clothing which will provide easy access to these areas will speed up the procedure when it is your turn for testing.
Sunrise Health Region reminds people to not use perfumes and fragrances on days when coming into health care facilities.  Perfumes and fragrance can contain as many as 300 different chemicals. which when breathed in by others or settling on clothing, hair or objects can cause severe breathing difficulties, skin, or eye irritation for some patients and health care workers with allergies or lung conditions.


Following are the locations, days and times laboratory out-patient services are provided in the health region. Please note that for some locations, it is strongly recommended that appointments be made in advance.

All Diagnostic departments are closed for general out patient testing on all observed statutory holidays. This includes all Laboratories and Medical Imaging Departments.

Yorkton Regional Health Centre
7:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday to Friday

Foam Lake Health Centre
8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday to Friday
Appointment recommended

Langenburg Health Care Complex
8:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Monday to Friday
Appointment recommended

Canora Hospital
8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday to Friday

Kamsack Hospital
8:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. Monday to Friday

Preeceville Hospital
8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday to Friday

Invermay Health Centre
9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Thursday
Appointment recommended

Norquay Health Centre
8:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. Tuesday to Thursday
Appointment recommended

St. Peter’s Hospital Melville
8 a.m. to 3:45 p.m. Monday to Friday

St. Anthony’s Hospital Esterhazy
8 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Monday to Friday

Ituna Health Centre
9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Monday to Thursday


Information for Patients:

Holter Monitor Patient Information - Click Here

Cardiac Stress Test Patient Information - Click Here

Fasting means that you have nothing to eat or drink except water before having your blood taken.  The fasting period is 8 hours if a fasting glucose test is ordered and 12 to 14 hours if a lipid profile is ordered.  If both are ordered, then you must fast for 12 to 14 hours.

May I drink water? Yes, small amounts.

Should I take medication? Yes, unless your doctor tells you not to.

May I drink juice? No.

May I drink coffee? No, not even black without sugar, and the same goes for tea.

May I chew gum? No, not even sugarless.

May I smoke? No, smoking can affect test results.

May I do my exercise routine? No, exercise can also affect test results.

What time should I come to the lab? Most people find it convenient to stop eating and drinking after 8 p.m. and to arrive at the laboratory early the next morning.

  • In general, patients are processed on first come first serve basis. However, children, patients with appointments in other hospital departments and those with tests that must be collected at specific times may be taken out of turn. We will attempt to get to you as quickly as possible.
  • If you are having an ECG test, please be aware that the technologist must place electrodes on your chest, arms, and lower legs.  Wearing clothing which will provide easy access to these areas will speed up the procedure when it is your turn for testing.
  • Please remove your outdoor clothing before your name is called for your blood test, as this will help us to process you more quickly.

Please note Sunrise is a scent-free workplace, so refrain from wearing perfumes, colognes or scent products when you come for your tests.