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Laboratory Services Requisitions

Under the Laboratory Services Regulation, laboratory operators may only provide ordering practitioners with requisitions that are approved by the Minister of Health. BC’s Agency for Pathology and Laboratory Medicine is responsible for processing requests for

  • changes to the existing (approved) laboratory requisitions
  • creation of new laboratory requisitions

Please direct inquiries to requisitions@phsa.ca.

How to request changes to existing, or creation of new laboratory requisitions

Please send requests to the Agency.  Save and complete the appropriate intake form.

New Laboratory Requisition Request Form
(Please note: If the form does not open, download the file. Right click here, select “Save link as” or “Save Target As”, click Save.)

Approved Laboratory Requisition Change Request Form
(Please note: If the form does not open, download the file. Right click here, select “Save link as” or “Save Target As”, click Save.)

Healthcare practitioners can submit requests to requisitions@phsa.ca.

Please do not submit patient information or personal identifiable information via email.

Outpatient Laboratory Requisitions

The Minister of Health approved the Standard Outpatient Laboratory Requisition (HLTH 1901) and the Standard Laboratory Requisition for Maternity Care (HLTH 1935).

Standard Outpatient Laboratory Requisition - HLTH 1901

Standard Outpatient Laboratory Requisition for Maternity Care - HLTH 1935

Laboratory Services Requisitions FAQs

The Agency established a Requisition Review Committee (RRC) with medical leadership, service provider, and practitioner representatives. The RRC’s role is to review and make recommendations to the Ministry of Health for new or revised laboratory requisitions, ensuring that they receive the appropriate ministerial approval under the regulations. The RRC will meet at regular intervals throughout the year.

The Agency’s Program Coordinator will keep requestors informed throughout the request review process. Once the RRC has processed the request, the Agency will prepare a draft requisition and distribute to the requestor and related stakeholders for feedback. Once consensus is reached, the Agency will make its recommendation to the Ministry of Health, and communicate the decision and effective date.

Stakeholders will be advised that a new or updated requisition is available with an implementation timeline of six months.

‎At this time, laboratory service providers may customize these requisitions to add company logos or patient instructions. However the form content must remain unchanged. In the future it is anticipated that the system will move to a single standardized form across the province that will enable vendors and clinicians to more efficiently manage the electronic medical record systems (EMRs) and reduce cost.

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