A stat test should only be requested in an emergency medical situation.

Edmonton zone

Only the following tests are available within 1 hour from time of receipt at base laboratory.

Transportation to our base laboratory will be expedited.

Results will be telephoned. Please provide contact information.


  • Complete blood count (CBC)
  • Complete blood count with differential (CBCD)
  • Hemoglobin
  • International normalized ratio (INR) / Prothrombin time (PT)
  • Partial thromboplastin time (PTT)
  • Platelet count


  • Calcium
  • Glucose
  • Magnesium
  • Hepatitis, Needlestick exposure (Testing is not performed at base laboratory)
  • Potassium
  • Valproate

Outside Edmonton zone

Stat specimens collected at patient care centres outside the Edmonton zone are referred to the local hospital laboratory.

Tests not listed above may be ordered stat only by approval of pathologist or clinical chemist.
During regular business hours, Monday — Friday 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., contact a pathologist or clinical chemist via the base laboratory at 780-451-3702 ext 7100.
Outside regular business hours contact the pathologist on call at 780-445-1274.

Patient results will not be faxed.