Pathology + Lab Medicine

Routine and specialized diagnostic services and consultation.


In addition to acute inpatient services, a significant portion of laboratory work comes from outpatient clinics, physicians' offices, community clinics, long-term care, extended care and rehabilitation centres.

Members of the public are welcome to bring requests for lab tests written by their physicians to laboratories at either St. Paul's or Mount Saint Joseph hospitals. Both labs are open seven days a week.

Our laboratory offers STAT, routine and specialized testing in: 

  • Anatomic pathology
  • Chemistry
  • Hematology
  • Microbiology
  • Virology
  • Transfusion medicine


Blood and other laboratory specimens are collected in the outpatient area at the laboratory.

St. Paul’s Hospital
2nd floor Providence Building
1081 Burrard Street
Vancouver, BC, V6Z 1Y6
Hours of operation are 7:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m., Monday to Friday, and 10:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m. on weekends (closed on statutory holidays).

Mount Saint Joseph Hospital
Ground floor, near the Prince Edward entrance
3080 Prince Edward Street
Vancouver, BC, V5T 3N4
Hours of operation are 8:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m., Monday to Friday (closed on weekends and statutory holidays).

Research + Education

We are involved with both clinical and university based researchers. Our laboratory is active as a major teaching centre, working with educational institutions for the training of medical personnel including physicians, technologists and laboratory assistants.


For more information about working at Providence Health Care and for current employment opportunities, please visit our Careers site.