On November 3, 2019, DynaLIFE migrated to AHS’s new clinical information system Connect Care. For the next few weeks, we will be spending more time than normal to serve patients. As a result your lab visit may take longer and you may experience a longer wait. Our staff are working diligently with this new system and thank you for your patience.
Patient Care Centers
DynaLIFE understands laboratory tests are important to your health and wellness. These tests assist your physician in diagnosing any medical conditions to help improve your health. With more than 25 patient care centres in and around the Edmonton region, DynaLIFE provides collection services to community patients, physicians and clinics.
Please bring 2 pieces of government issued identification with you each time you visit the laboratory. Please see our notice to patients for more details.
Ideally, one piece of identification will be your personal healthcare card and the other piece of identification will include a picture of you. For more information on this and other provincial safety initiatives, please see the AHS Safer Together brochure.
Almost all laboratory tests can be collected in DynaLIFE patient care centres, however, there are a few tests that require specialized equipment or training.
If you have a special hematology requisition, please visit a hospital outpatient collection site.
See the below information for other tests that are collected in selected DynaLIFE patient care centres:
Paternity collections (buccal swabs)
Persistent high hematocrit
Pre-transfusion (crossmatch) collections
Laboratory screening for colorectal cancer is simpler than ever — a new test with easier collection instructions was introduced on November 18, 2013.
Find out more about colorectal cancer at Screening for Life
Patient instructions for the new test