Alberta Precision Laboratories will now provide community lab services throughout the province in order to enhance lab testing and shorten wait times for Albertans and Airdronians.

 Over the past few months, delays and wait times have made accessing lab services very difficult. Since August 3, Alberta Precision Laboratories has provided thousands of additional community lab appointments in Calgary, significantly reducing wait times.

However, the Alberta government has noticed that more has to be done. An agreement in principle has been reached with DynaLIFE's owners to transfer all of the company's personnel, assets, and property to Alberta Precision Laboratories. Phases of this work will be finished, and the full transition is anticipated to be finished by December 2023. Albertans will continue to get their lab testing done at the same locations during this transition and additional appointments in Calgary and other areas will continue to be added as planned.

“Lab services are crucial in the diagnosis and treatment of Albertans. It is wholly unacceptable that Albertans had to face long waits and delays to get simple blood work done. I’ve been clear that improving our health care system is a top priority for our government and fixing these delays is one more step we’re taking to ensure Albertans can access the health care they need, when and where they need it, now and the future,” stated Danielle Smith, the Premier of Alberta.

Alberta Precision Laboratories was formed in 2018. Since December 2022, it has operated only in Alberta hospitals, urgent care centres and in rural communities where there are no additional community lab located.

“Albertans expect and deserve a world-class health system. This change is an important step to improve and grow lab services, and ensure Albertans have reliable and speedy access to lab testing in their communities, particularly to enable timely diagnosis and treatment. I want to thank all the health care workers who have been providing lab services, I appreciate your efforts to continue meeting the health needs of Albertans during the transition and beyond,” mentioned Adriana LaGrange, Minister of Health.

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