Getting a Blood Test requisition online
Walk In connects you to doctors online who can help with your concerns. Our doctors can send you a requisition for blood tests if medically indicated. Certain conditions and medications require ongoing monitoring of your test results. Our team of doctors is also happy to discuss your results with you. We understand that healthcare is complicated, which is why we are trying to make it easy.
Need a general check-up?
It is worth noting that general check-ups and blood tests with no underlying medical indication are not covered under your MSP insurance plan.
We can still help. Just be sure to book a private visit ($75) and our doctors can provide a blood test requisition which will also be paid privately at the laboratory. The costs of these tests will vary depending on how many and which tests are being done.
Getting a Blood Test done near you
Blood tests are a common component of health care assessments. Usually a family physician, specialist, or another medical professional will request them based on clinical needs. Blood results are also monitored more often if a patient has concerns with their health. Many conditions of the body can be diagnosed with blood tests.
That being said, not everyone has a family physician or family doctor. If you fall under this umbrella and need blood work done, what options are your options? We answer a few commonly asked questions about blood tests here.
Where can I get a blood test?
There are many places where you can get a blood test or laboratory test done. Besides hospitals, there are numerous LifeLabs locations around British Columbia where you can have your blood test done. To avoid long waits, you can usually book an appointment ahead of time on LifeLabs’ website.
How is a blood test done?
A blood test is usually done by a trained phlebotomist. A needle and collection tube is used to draw blood from a vein in your arm. You may feel a little sting when the needle goes in or out. During the blood test, a small volume of blood is taken from your body. This process usually takes just a few minutes.
What kind of blood tests are there?
There are many different kinds of blood tests. Some of the most common and routine tests are:
- Complete blood count (CBC) which includes hemoglobin, white blood cells, and platelets.
- Chemistry (basic metabolic) panel which includes electrolytes, BUN, Creatinine, and kidney function.
- Thyroid tests including TSH, free t3, free t4
- Nutrient tests such as those for iron or B12
- Liver function tests including ALP, AST, ALT, GGT, and Bilirubin
- Sexually transmitted infection (STI) tests
How do I view my blood test results?
You can usually view your blood test results online through a web portal. Make sure to ask the lab at which you have your blood test done and they can provide directions. Simply login with your credentials on the lab’s web portal and view your results.
How do I discuss my blood test results?
You can discuss your blood test results with a licensed medical professional who has access to them. This is usually the same doctor who requested the blood tests. If they aren’t the ones who ordered the blood work, the doctor may have to request your blood test results first.