• Mon-Sat: 8:00am to 10:00pm | Sun: 9:00am to 5:00pm
  • 604-416-1811
  • 236-521-3628

Diagnostics Services

Home Diagnostics Services

Diagnostic Services

Seymour Health Centre is a provider of healthcare services to corporations, insurance companies, and individuals. Consistent with our obligations as healthcare professionals, we are dedicated to maintaining high standards of confidentiality with respect to all information that has been provided to us, with a particular focus on health information. This policy has been prepared to affirm our commitment to maintaining the privacy of our clients and others and to inform you of our practices concerning the collection, use and disclosure of Personal Information collected by Seymour.

If you have any concerns about privacy and keeping your information confidential while under our care please reach out to citycentreupcc@seymourhealth.ca.


X-Ray

WE ACCEPT WALK-INS AND BOOKED APPOINTMENTS !
Please bring your services card and requisition, we cannot do the exam without these.
From the list of services below, please confirm that we can complete the exam requested by your Provider.


For your convenience, book an appointment with our reception
Monday to Saturday 8:00 AM to 10:00 PM
Sunday 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM
Phone: 604-416-1870
Fax: 236-521-3631


A valid and completed requisition form, signed and dated by your healthcare provider and a valid services card with full name and date of birth is essential for your visit to ensure integrity and accuracy.
If exam(s) are not eligible for coverage under MSP, we accept cash or credit card.


No special preparation is required
For your own comfort, it is recommended that you wear loose clothing or outfits that are easily removed. For example, elastic waists or loose clothing may allow you to move it aside rather than removing the garment. Plain t-shirts are generally easier to move or slip in and out of. Wide pant legs or shorts are recommended if you are having a lower extremity x-ray. Layered clothing is suitable if you are having an upper extremity x-ray. Zippers, metal or jewelry will have to be removed, if possible, if covering the region of interest.


  • • Abdomen
  • • Acromioclavicular (AC) Joints
  • • Ankle
  • • Bone Age Study
  • • Calcaneus (heel)
  • • Chest
  • • Clavicle
  • • Coccyx
  • • Elbow
  • • Facial Bones
  • • Femur
  • • Finger
  • • Foot
  • • Forearm
  • • Hand
  • • Hip
  • • Humerus
  • • Knee
  • • KUB
  • • Lumbar Spine
  • • Mandible
  • • Nasal Bones
  • • Orbits
  • • Pelvis
  • • Ribs
  • • Sacroiliac (SI) Joints
  • • Sacrum
  • • Scaphoid
  • • Scapula
  • • Shoulder
  • • Sinuses
  • • Skeletal Survey (APPOINTMENTS ONLY)
  • • Soft Tissue Neck
  • • Sternoclavicular (SC) Joints
  • • Sternum
  • • Thoracic Spine
  • • Tibia and Fibula
  • • Toe
  • • Wrist
  • • Zygomatic Arches

  • • Scoliosis
  • • Leg Lengths
  • • Skull – Trauma

The results will be sent to the Referring Provider (and any additional Providers upon request), 1-2 business days post examination.


If a patient or a healthcare provider would like to request copies of their images, please contact Seymour Health Diagnostic Imaging Reception at 604-416-1870. Fees may apply.


ULTRASOUND

MUST BOOK AN APPOINTMENT, NO WALK-INS ACCEPTED !
Please bring your services card and requisition, we cannot do the exam without these.
From the list of services below, please confirm that we can complete the exam requested by your Provider.


For your convenience, book an appointment with our reception
Monday to Saturday 8:00 AM to 10:00 PM
Sunday 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM
Phone: 604-416-1870
Fax: 236-521-3631


A valid and completed requisition form, signed and dated by your healthcare provider and a valid services card with full name and date of birth is essential for your visit to ensure integrity and accuracy.
If exam(s) are not eligible for coverage under MSP, we accept cash or credit card.


  • • Abdomen
    • • Do not eat for 8 hours before your exam
    • • Do not have a barium or endoscopy exam before your ultrasound
  • • Pelvic/Renal/Lower Abdominal/OB Exam
    • • A full bladder is essential for these exams!
    • • Drink 1 litre of water ONE hour before your exam
    • • DO NOT empty your bladder until after your exam
    • • Be aware that part of the exam is transvaginal (PELVIC ONLY)
  • • Other exams do not require special preparation

  • • Abdominal
  • • Pelvic (transabdominal and endovaginal)
  • • Carotid
  • • Leg Veins (r/o DVT)
  • • Thyroid
  • • Salivary Glands
  • • Soft Tissue
  • • First Trimester OB
  • • Testicular
  • • Aortic
  • • Renal

    • • Nuchal Translucency
    • • Second and Third Trimester OB
    • • Breast/Axilla
    • • Musculoskeletal
    • • Arm veins and arteries
    • • Leg Arteries
    • • Any Type of Biopsy
    • • Renal Transplant
    • • Ophthalmic
    • • Transrectal

The results will be sent to the Referring Provider (and any additional Providers upon request), 1-2 business days post examination.


If a patient or a healthcare provider would like to request copies of their images, please contact Seymour Health Diagnostic Imaging Reception at 604-416-1870. Fees may apply.


I'm a Patient



For your convenience, book an appointment with our reception
8:00 a.m. to 10:00 p.m. Monday-Saturday
9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Sunday
604-416-1811


A valid and completed requisition form, signed and dated by your healthcare provider and a valid health care card with full name and date of birth is essential for your visit to ensure integrity and accuracy.
If health care card is forgotten or expired prior to the visit, we may ask for payment to process the ordered tests.
If test (s) not eligible for coverage under your health care card, we accept cash, visa, Mastercard, and debit card.


  • Fasting Required: Do not eat or drink (except water) for 8-12 hours before the following tests:
    • GLUCOSE - fasting
    • LIPIDS/CHOLESTEROL - if indicated
  • Note: Chewing gum and brushing teeth during the fasting period is acceptable.
  • AM Cortisol and Testosterone: Collect sample withing 3 hours of waking
  • PM Cortisol: Collect sample between 2:00pm to 8:00pm


Avoid oily or greasy skin creams and lotions the day of the test because they can keep the electrodes from contacting your skin.
Avoid full-length hosiery, because electrodes need to be placed directly on your legs.
Wear a shirt that you can remove easily to place the leads on your chest.


  • Stool Collection: Stool.pdf
  • Urine Collection: Urine.pdf
  • Specimen Acceptance and Rejection Criteria:

    Policy
    Seymour Health Centre is dedicated to maintaining sample integrity and test validation. Explicit sample and test request acceptance and rejection criteria are defined.

    Samples and test requests presented to the laboratory must meet the acceptance criteria or sample is rejected and testing is cancelled.

    Sample Rejection Policy
    This policy outlines the process used to identify a specimen as unsuitable for testing.

    Specimen integrity:
    Age of specimen
    Incorrect container used
    Specimen is hemolyzed, clotted, etc.
    Insufficient specimen to perform testing

    Specimen identification:
    Sample is not labelled with at least two positive patient identifiers
    An incomplete requisition including date and time of collection
    Sample not accompanied with a complete requisition
    Sample identity does not positively correlate with the requisition

    Specimen handling:
    Sample not transported under the correct conditions
    Sample not stored in the proper requirements
    Blood sample not collected in the correct order of draw
    Sample pose a possibility of contamination
    Sample leaking
    Exterior of container is grossly contaminated with the sample

    The patient will be asked to repeat the collection and ordering physician/health care provider may be notified.


I'm a HealthCare Provider



The Medical/Scientific team at the Seymour Health Laboratory is open to consultations from all healthcare providers regarding:

  • General information about laboratory testing
  • Questions or problems with testing
  • Interpretation of clinical decision values

Note: Test results deemed critical will be escalated and the requestor contacted

  • Medical Director:
  • Dr. Aref Tabarsi MD FRCPSC
  • Campbell River Hospital, Dept of Pathology
  • 375 2 Ave
  • Campbell River, BC
  • V9W 3V1
  • Office: (250) 286 7166
  • Fax: (250) 286 7112


To ensure quality processing and services at Seymour Health Laboratory, the highlighted fields must be completed by the ordering physician.
The personal information collected on this form is collected under the authority of the Personal Information Protection Act. The personal information is used to provide medical services requested on this requisition. The information collected is used for quality assurance management and disclosed to healthcare practitioners involved in providing care or when required by law. Personal information is protected from unauthorized use and disclosure in accordance with the Personal Information Protection Act and when applicable the Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act and may be used and disclosed only as provided by those Acts.
Refer to the British Columbia-Ministry of Health for more information


All work in the Seymour Health Laboratory is performed either STAT or ROUTINE. All work ordered from the Urgent Patient Care Center (UPCC) is considered STAT unless indicated otherwise by the patient’s physician.
In the interest of efficient utilization of laboratory personnel and equipment, all laboratory tests performed in-house may be ordered STAT and reported out no longer than one (1) hour from receipt of specimen. See the list of tests available as STAT at Seymour Health UPCC Laboratory here: STAT_Tests_Availability.pdf
Tests marked as ASAP will be processed within two (2) hours from receipt of specimen. Routine tests will have a turnaround time of one (I) working day, with the exception of those tests not performed in-house and sent to a reference lab.



This information is provided to assist our clients in collecting high quality specimens that meet integrity guidelines and ensure accurate test results.
PLEASE NOTE: All specimens must be clearly labeled with 2 patient identifiers including full name AND date of birth or health card number.
Testing not found here may be available via our send out program. For questions or comments about the linked directory please contact Margaret Green at: margaret.green@seymourhealth.ca


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@seymourhealth.ca

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