About DSM

Profile & History

Diagnostic Services Manitoba (DSM) is the not-for-profit corporation responsible for all of Manitoba’s public laboratory services and for rural diagnostic imaging services.

With a team of over 1,700 dedicated medical, technical, laboratory, imaging and support staff providing services at more than 70 facilities across Manitoba, we are proud to be the province’s leading provider of diagnostic services. Each DSM site is a point of access for patients to a comprehensive range of diagnostic testing in Clinical Biochemistry and Genetics, Hematology, Immunology, Microbiology, Pathology, Transfusion Medicine and Diagnostic Imaging.

Vital tests are conducted every day in our labs and imaging centres, providing the ‘Results That Matter’ to our patients and their physicians. Diagnostic results are integral to providing the right course of care for Manitoba patients with more than 75 per cent of treatment decisions based on the results of diagnostic testing.


DSM was created in 2002 to position Manitoba’s public laboratory services and rural imaging services to meet the challenges that the industry was facing. DSM has made great strides in the areas of standardization, technology, innovation and quality as well as in the areas of education, training and recruitment, maintaining a skilled workforce of technical, medical and scientific staff despite a growing national industry shortage.

Our provincial model is unique to Canada with many other provinces now looking to DSM as a model for consolidation of their provincial or regional diagnostic services.


For more information or to read our our Strategic Plan or Annual Reports, please go to Reports and Publications.