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Direction Set for Delivery of Laboratory Services

In September 2015, the Minister of Health asked the Health Quality Council of Alberta (HQCA) to undertake a comprehensive review of options for the delivery of laboratory services in Edmonton and northern Alberta, as well as Alberta as a whole.

This review was released by the Government of Alberta on May 3, 2016 and makes several recommendations that will be used to guide the ongoing development and operation of laboratory services.

Immediate action will be taken to address diagnostic lab needs in Edmonton and northern Alberta, as well as Edmonton’s lab facility needs. At the same time, a group of experts and partners has been tasked to develop a plan for an integrated, provincial lab services system for all Albertans