The Hematology Laboratory provides appropriate laboratory services in a safe and effective manner to support patient care and research activities of CancerCare Manitoba.
It is located in the centre of the main floor and operates on a first-come, first-serve basis. No appointment is necessary.
The staff consists of medical laboratory technologists and technicians who are fully trained in blood drawing techniques and ensure that your blood drawing experience is as positive as possible. Blood is collected into tubes that contain a vacuum to assist in filling the tube. Some tubes may contain additives that prevent blood from clotting. The number and type of tubes that will be used depend on what number and type of test your physician has ordered.
In adults, blood is usually drawn from the arm veins using a needle, which is known as a venipuncture. In children, blood is often obtained from a finger poke or micropuncture using a special lancet device.
The clinic staff will inform you of any required blood tests or necessary preparations for the test.
When entered in a clinical trial, blood tests may be needed. The clinic staff will let you know if any blood tests are required and if there are any preparations necessary before the test.
675 McDermot Ave - Main Floor
Monday - Friday 7:45 a.m. - 4:15 p.m.