Reference Material

Shared Health has provided the following diagnostic services information for the reference of health care providers in Manitoba.

F130-010-0008 Diagnostic Imaging Services Request form
F130-120-1000 Diagnostic Imaging Services Request form (for Northern, Interlake Eastern RHA facilities)
R130-080-04 MRI Request Form
  MRI Request Form - Pediatric Pre-sedation History & Physical

Clinical Biochemistry and Genetics


Clinical Microbiology


Provincial Antibiograms
Children's Hospital 2018 2019
Concordia General Hospital 2018 2019
Deer Lodge Centre 2018 2019
Grace General Hospital 2018 2019
Health Sciences Centre 2018  
Health Sciences Centre (Adults Only) 2018 2019
Misericordia Health Centre 2018 2019
Northern RHA 2018 2019
Prairie Mountain Health 2018 2019
Selkirk General Hospital 2018 2019
Seven Oaks General Hospital 2018 2019
St Boniface Hospital 2018 2019
Victoria General Hospital 2018 2019

Nuclear Medicine


Transfusion Medicine

F150-100-0100 Form for Immunology / Hematology Testing Approval

Direct Referral for Breast Imaging


Shared Health's multi-disciplinary Laboratory Information Manual is the source of current and consistent laboratory references and values for diagnostic services in Winnipeg region labs.

Cadham Provincial Laboratory is not part of Shared Health's diagnostic services. Please refer to their website for information.

170-100-29 Protocol for handling cases suspect for Creutzfeldt-Jakob Disease Miscellaneous forms
F010-060-0019A Request for Access to Laboratory Specimens Without Consent form
F100-010-0020 Order of Draw poster
F100-010-0020A Proper Labels poster
F100-010-0020B DSM Referral Testing Blood Collection Tube Guide
F120-010-0005A Microbiology Specimen Collection poster (HSC, SBH)
F120-010-0005B Microbiology Specimen Collection poster (WL)
F170-010-0012 Authorization for Release of Tissue or Remains for Perinatal Loss
100-010-13A Semen Collection brochure (English)
100-010-13A Semen Collection brochure (French)
PB110-10-17 Patient Instructions for Fasting Glucose Tolerance Test
PB110-10-19 FOBT Patient brochure (English)
PB110-10-19 FOBT Patient brochure (French)
PB110-50-01 Patient Brochure 24 Hour Urine Collection (Bilingual)
PB120-10-05A PB Collection of Stool for Ova and Parasites
PB120-10-05B Collection of Urine for Culture
PB120-10-05C Collection of Urine for Culture using UriSwab
PB120-10-05D Collection of Stool for Culture and Cdiff (English)
PB120-10-05D Collection of Stool for Culture and Cdiff (French)
PB120-10-05E How to Collect a Sputum Sample (English)
PB120-10-05E How to Collect a Sputum Sample (French)
INR Testing Service Change (January 2017)

This safety-driven policy defines the actions and criteria required for the acceptance of laboratory specimens received by Shared Health diagnostic services. The policy supports improved accuracy and efficiency in diagnostic testing and by promoting a significant decrease in unacceptable or incorrectly labeled samples, will contribute to greater accuracy in results, as well as more timely turnaround for physicians and patients.

010-050-03 DSM Specimen Acceptance Policy
100-010-06 Reporting Critical Values
110-010-25 Clinical Biochemistry Critical Values
120-010-01 Critical Result Reporting Urban Microbiology Labs
120-020-03 Critical Result Reporting Rural Microbiology Labs
140-010-02 Hematology Critical Values (WRHA)
170-010-08 Handling and Transporting Histology and Cytology Specimens
170-010-14 Rural Transport of Large Fresh Surgical Samples to Referral DSM Pathology Sites (replaces policy 90-10-01, Transportation of Large Surgical Specimens to Referral DSM Pathology Sites)
170-010-19 Requesting Reagents and Supplies from Referral Pathology Laboratories Critical Values
100-010-79 DSM Phlebotomy Collection Manual (replaces the SBH Biochemistry Phlebotomy Information Manual)
120-010-05 Clinical Microbiology Specimen Collection Manual