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Laboratory Services

The BCCDC Public Health Laboratory provides diagnostic and environmental testing.

Test kits

To order a sample container, or a requisition form for a particular program, use the Sample Container Order form (PDF).

If you are using Google Chrome and having trouble emailing your order form, you might need to disable the built-in PDF viewer.

  1. Open Chrome and type chrome://plugins/ in the address bar
  2. Scroll down the list until you see the option “Chrome PDF Viewer” and click Disable

Provider change request

To add a new provider or to change existing provider information in our Laboratory Information System, use the Provider Change Request form (PDF).

Test requisitions

eLab Handbook

For complete information on lab test ordering procedures, processing information, specimen collection instructions, handling and transport instructions as well as all forms, see the eLab Handbook.

Guidelines on completing requisitions

Requests for testing must be submitted on a PHSA Laboratory requisition. Electronic requests through an approved Reference Laboratory interface are exempt. All requisitions must be filled out as described in the Guideline document (link).

Requisition forms

To submit a clinical specimen to our labs, use the appropriate requisition form listed below. Please follow the instructions on each form.

Diagnostic test requisitions




Food poisoning investigation



  • For the 2021/2022 season we are NOT asking facilities/institutions to submit the lab ILI form


Note: use for influenza testing



Environmental test requisitions

Food poisoning investigation



Food quality check



Water testing



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