Patients

Know your lab and imaging


labnegLaboratory tests and diagnostic imaging are critical for your health and well-being because they help your doctor to diagnose your condition and determine the best treatment. At DSM, we are proud to provide quality lab and imaging services, as well as some Auxiliary Services for cardiology, in Manitoba’s public health care system. This means that if you are having laboratory tests performed anywhere in Manitoba or diagnostic imaging done in rural Manitoba or Brandon, you are a DSM patient!

What you need to know to ensure your testing process goes smoothly:

Whatever lab or imaging procedure you are having done, we know you want the process to go smoothly so that your doctor gets results as quickly as possible.

Here is how you can help us get things done quickly and accurately:

  • Bring your Manitoba Health Card to your appointment or one other piece of identification that has your picture. Learn more about the types of acceptable identification.
  • Follow the instructions given to you by your doctor carefully – for instance, if your physician indicated you cannot eat for 12 hours, you must follow this or we cannot complete your lab tests.

For more specific information and answers to common questions about your lab and imaging, please see Frequent Questions or Test Preparations.


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