Choose an Ordering Method That Works for You and Your Patient
LifeLabs Genetics strives to make the ordering process as straight forward as possible. Tests may be purchased online (VISA or MasterCard only), at a LifeLabs Patient Service Centre (by cash, debit, cheque, VISA, or MasterCard), or using a payment form submitted with the collected sample (VISA or MasterCard only).
Each test has a unique set of requisition forms, which are available on the selected test’s page or the forms and requisitions page. In some cases, collection kits may also be available depending on the specimen type appropriate to the test being ordered. Forms, kits, and ordering processes may vary slightly by province and by test.
If you have any questions about ordering, please do not hesitate to contact us.
How to Order a Genetic Test in Canada
Since each province operates differently, it can be challenging to determine exactly where to send your patient for testing. There is no central repository of tests for the entire country; however, many labs will list the tests they offer on the genetic testing registry found here:
If there is a lab within your province that offers the appropriate test for your patient, you may be required by your Ministry of Health to utilize that laboratory. You will need to contact the lab in question to obtain their requisition form in order for the sample to be processed. If the test is not available in your province, you may be required to apply to your ministry of health to obtain funding on behalf of your patient. Ontario and British Columbia have specific applications forms which can be downloaded along with the requisition forms on this website. All genetic tests are not created equal and you may have questions such as whether common mutations versus full sequencing is best for each situation. Please contact our helpline and we will be pleased to support you.