Where can I get my blood collected?

    A map of the NSHA blood collection clinics, as well as their addresses, hours of operation, and contact information can be found here: http://www.nshealth.ca/blood-collection

    Where can I find the blood collection clinics’ hours of operation?

    Hours of operation, clinic locations, and contact information can be found here: http://www.nshealth.ca/blood-collection

    Is there a fee to have my blood collected?

    A small number of our clinics do require a $10 fee. Those locations are noted on the NSHA blood collection website: http://www.nshealth.ca/blood-collection

    How long will my blood collection visit take?

    We recognize that your time is valuable, and try to keep wait times as short as possible. Early in the morning is usually busier, and wait times are longer at that time of day. An average visit takes less than an hour. Some tests do require that you remain in the blood collection clinic for a longer period. 

    What do I need to bring with me?

    You need to bring your health card and the laboratory test requisition given to you by your health-care provider. If you do not have a health card, bring another form of government-issued identification (e.g. passport or driver’s license). 

    When will my doctor get the test results?

    The type of tests requested will affect how soon your doctor receives the results. Routine tests are reported within 24-48 hours, but some tests take longer. 

    Can I book a blood collection appointment?

    Appointments can be booked at the Colchester East Hants Health Centre (Truro) and Woodlawn Blood Collection (Dartmouth). Visit http://booking.nshealth.ca to book your appointment online.

    Is there a home/office collection option available in my community?

    Pathology and Laboratory Medicine does not currently provide collections at patients’ homes or workplaces.

    Where can I get my test results?

    We recommend you visit your doctor or nurse practitioner to review your test results, learn why the test was requested, and what the results mean. You can also make a request to Medical Records (email privacy@nshealth.ca) to access your test results.