Blood Tests

Serving Hamilton, Stoney Creek, Grimsby and surrounding areas.

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Blood Tests – Laboratory Locations

Gamma Dynacare Laboratories, Life Labs (formerly MDS Labs) and Canadian Medical Laboratories (CML) connect directly with Doctor V’s computer system.

The closest laboratory is Gamma Dynacare.  The Gamma Dynacare lab is located at 631 Queenston Road, close to the corner of Queenston Road and Nash Road, next to the Wendy’s restaurant, and across the street from No Frills.

This is a list of all the other labs that are connected with our computer system. By using one of these labs Doctor V will get your results much more quickly and be able to serve you better.

Please note that the Hospital Laboratories (St. Joseph’s Community Centre etc.) are NOT connected with Doctor V’s computer system.

Results from Hospital Laboratories can sometimes take 10 or more days to reach the doctor.

CML (Canadian Medical Laboratories)

221 Brant Ave. Brantford 519-753-8230
105-2200 Fairview St. E Burlington 905-333-5990
16 Cross St. Dundas 905-627-3965
155 Main St. E Grimsby 905-945-8972
55 Wyndham Guelph 519-767-0501
25 Charlton Ave. E Hamilton 905-528-3370
1119 Fennell Ave. E Hamilton 905-383-0507
280 Queenston Rd. Hamilton 905-547-0592
414 Victoria Ave. Hamilton 905-546-5291
170 The Queensway W Lower Level Mississauga 905-566-9933
4256 Portage Rd. Niagara Falls 905-356-1298
170 Rebecca St. Oakville 905-338-1479
305-180 Vine St. S St. Catharine’s 905-688-3455

 

GAMMA DYNACARE

2951 Walker’s Line Burlington 905-632-9009
631 Queenston Rd. Hamilton 905-573-3355
505 King St. Hamilton 905-540-3879
414 Victoria Ave N Hamilton 905-546-5291
849 Upper Wentworth Hamilton 905-389-3122
385 Fairway Rd. S Kitchener 519-894-9775
2000 Credit Valley Rd. Mississauga 905-828-1148
6453 Morrison St. Niagara Falls 905-374-6843

 

LIFE LABS

323 Wilson St. E Ancaster 877-849-3637
102-3155 Harvester Road Burlington 877-849-3637
60 Hatt Street Dundas 877-849-3637
281 Stone Road E Guelph 877-849-3637
1007-989 Fennell Ave. East Hamilton 877-849-3637
206 James Street South Hamilton 877-849-3637
101-1 Belton Blvd. St. Catharine’s 877-849-3637
111-15 Mountain Ave. S Stoney Creek 877-849-3637

 

Common Blood Tests

During Accutane Treatment

  • Fasting is not required.
  • Blood work  must be done before you start Accutane and once per month during Accutane treatment. You should do your blood work about 1 week prior to your visit with Doctor V.
  • There should be ‘repeats’ on the blood work requisition so that you do not need a new requisition (brown form) each time, so long as you return to the same lab.

During Methotrexate Treatment

  • No fasting required prior to blood work.

During CellCept (Mycophenolate Mofetil) Treatment

  • Fasting required before each set of blood work.

During Imuran (Azathioprine) Treatment

  • No fasting required prior to blood work.

Other Common Tests – No Special Instructions – No Fasting Required

  • Hemoglobin (Hg)
  • White Count (WBC)
  • Platelet Count
  • ANA
  • Anti-DNA
  • ENA
  • AST
  • ALT
  • Cr (Creatinine)
  • TSH
  • Serum Immunoelectrophoresis
  • Beta HCG
  • Serum Zinc
  • Ferritin
  • Free Testosterone
  • DHEAS
  • Androstenedione
  • Plasma Porphyrins
  • RBC Porphyrins
  • Urinalysis
  • Urine Culture
  • Creatine Kinase (CK)
  • INR
  • PT
  • PTT
  • Serum for Pemphigus Antibodies
  • Serum for Pemphigoid Antibodies

Tests Which Require Fasting – 14 hours

  • Glucose (Blood Sugar)

Test Which Require Special Instructions or Collection

Blood

  • AM Cortisol – must be FASTING and blood taken before 12 noon

Urine

  • Creatinine Clearance – collect urine for 24 hours – you will get a collection jar and instructions from Gamma Dynacare on the first floor
  • Porphyrin (Urine Quantitation) – collect urine for 24 hours – you will get a collection jar and instructions from Gamma Dynacare on the first floor
    • It is very important that urine collected for porphyrin studies be protected from exposure to light

Stool (Feces)

  • Porphyrin (Stool Quantitation) — collect stool for 24 hours – you will get a collection jar and instructions from Gamma Dynacare on the first floor
    • It is very important that stool collected for porphyrin studies be protected from exposure to light