Patient Instructions 

The following collection instructions are intended to help you collect the correct specimen for the tests ordered by clinicians in Ontario. (For test instruction for LifeLabs in BC, click here.)

First read the instructions carefully, make sure you are prepared, and then follow each of the steps to ensure proper collection.

 Fasting Instructions

 Collection of 24-Hour Urine Specimen

 Collection of Midstream Urine Samples- English
 Collection of Midstream Urine Samples - French

 Collection of Stool for Occult Blood Test Colon Cancer Check (CCC) and Non-CCC Program

 Collection of Stool Samples for Culture, Parasitology or Clostridium Difficile- English
 Collection of Stool Samples for Culture, Parasitology or Clostridium Difficile - Farsi
 Collection of Stool Samples for Culture, Parasitology or Clostridium Difficile - French
 Collection of Stool Samples for Culture, Parasitology or Clostridium Difficile - Hindi
 Collection of Stool Samples for Culture, Parasitology or Clostridium Difficile - Korean
 Collection of Stool Samples for Culture, Parasitology or Clostridium Difficile - Portuguese
 Collection of Stool Samples for Culture, Parasitology or Clostridium Difficile - Simplified Chinese
 Collection of Stool Samples for Culture, Parasitology or Clostridium Difficile - Spanish
 Collection of Stool Samples for Culture, Parasitology or Clostridium Difficile - Traditional Chinese
 Collection of Stool Samples for Culture, Parasitology or Clostridium Difficile - Vietnamese

 Collection of Sputum Samples for Culture - English
 Collection of Sputum Samples for Culture - French

2 Hour PC Glucose Test - English
2 Hour PC Glucose Test - French

 Collection of Blood Sample for Digoxin Test

 Diet Restrictions for the Hydroxyproline Test

 Diet Restrictions for the 5-Hydroxyindoleacetic Acid (5-HIAA) Test

Diet & Medication Restrictions for CATS
 
 Diet & Medication Restrictions for METS

 Diet & Medication Restrictions for HVA

 Diet & Medication Restrictions for VMA

 Pre-Collection Criteria for Helicobacter Pylori Breath Test

Semen Collection - English
Semen Collection - French

 Access Request Form - for patients requesting access to reports of their test results