Where Do I Get My Test Done?
Blood Test or ECG
If your doctor gives you a requisition form (sample) in order to do blood and/or urine and/or ECG tests, you can go to any bloodwork lab within Ontario. You usually do not need an appointment to get these tests done. Please remember to bring your OHIP card each time you go to the lab.
You can go to any bloodwork lab that is convenient for you. We recommend that you go to a Gamma-Dynacare or Lifelabs lab if possible. They will send us your results electronically so we will get your results sooner. Unfortunately, other labs continue to either mail or fax results to us, which can introduce delays and also increase the likelihood of lost results.
For your convenience, we've created maps of nearby labs. We try to keep these maps updated, but just in case, we recommend you give them a call first since lab locations do close down from time to time.
Labs close to Magenta Health - Riverside
If your doctor gives you a requisition form to do an imaging test (i.e. x-ray, mammogram, ultrasound, bone density, etc.) that can be done at any outpatient imaging centre, we have created maps of nearby locations.
For these tests, you can go to any imaging centre within Ontario. This does not apply to tests that your doctor arranges at a specific site or hospital (e.g. MRI at Sunnybrook, CT scan at Mount Sinai, etc.).
Once you find a imaging centre you like, we recommend you keep going back to the same site for future imaging tests. There are certain circumstances where it is helpful to be able to compare a current result to a previous result, and this is only possible if you go to the same site on an ongoing basis.