Sample collection (laboratory)

Professional staff of the general laboratory will perform medical biology analyses and tests on specimens (of blood, urine etc.) taken at the request of the attending physician. Such analyses are intended to establish and clarify diagnoses and identify treatments, if any.

For inpatients, specimen collection will be done on the ward based on physicians’ indications. Specimens are then sent to the laboratory.

Outpatients must report to a collection centre, to have staff collect the necessary specimens or to bring specimens collected at home.

Collection centres

The patient must bring the physician’s request form to one of the various collection centres to have the staff (medical technician or nursing assistant) collect the necessary specimens.

  • These centres are on a first come first served basis.
  • You’ll need your health insurance card and hospital card.
  • Once registered, you will be called and a staff member will greet you and place you in a chair so that the necessary specimens can be collected for the tests ordered by the physician.
  • For urine or stool samples, your physician will tell you how to proceed.

List of hospital collection centres and schedules

By appointment:

Wakefield Memorial Hospital: 819 459-1112

No appointment needed:

Gatineau Hospital - 909 La Vérendrye Blvd.
Monday to Friday from 7:00 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. (except statutory holidays) - closed from noon to 1:00 p.m.

Hull Hospital - 116 Lionel-Émond Blvd.)
Monday to Friday from 7:00 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. (except statutory holidays) - closed from noon to 1:00 p.m.

Papineau Hospital - 155 Maclaren St.
Monday to Friday from 7:30 to 10:30 a.m. (except statutory holidays)  

Pontiac Hospital - 200 Argue St.
Monday to Friday from 8:00 to 11:00 a.m. (except statutory holidays)   

Maniwaki Hospital - 309 Desjardins Blvd.
Monday to Friday from 7:30 to 11:00 a.m. (except statutory holidays)

There are also collection centres at local community service centres (CLSCs).
For a list of these centres and their schedules, go to the page “Care and services in the community”.