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Blood and Specimen Collection

COVID-19 Update: Please remember to bring a mask for your appointment. At the facility's entrance, you will be asked about your travel, symptoms and to perform hand hygiene. Click here for additional visitor guidelines or restrictions that may be in place. We thank you for your support in ensuring the health and safety of our patients and clients, staff, physicians and communities.

Before visiting the specimen collection sites at any of our Horizon facilities, please ensure you always bring your New Brunswick Medicare card or a piece of valid government-issued identification.

All our specimen collection sites have booked appointments. Contact information for inquiries about specimen collection or inquiries about your appointment can be found below.

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Horizon Health Network's (Horizon) laboratories provide specimen collection services in several locations throughout New Brunswick. Blood collection is performed by medical laboratory professionals such as phlebotomists/medical laboratory assistants and technologists to ensure quality specimens are obtained for testing. These health care professionals will also explain all specimen collection procedures to you. Please ask your health care provider if you have any questions regarding the laboratory tests.

Horizon labs across New Brunswick employ more than 600 people and process:

  • almost 4 million specimens a year;
  • about 10,000 specimens a day;
  • about 8,000 tubes of blood a day;
  • about 1,000 urine samples a day; and
  • more than 16 million tests per year - that is more than one result every 2 seconds!

Testing is performed by medical laboratory professionals such as medical laboratory technologists, who are registered with the Canadian Society for Medical Laboratory Science (CSMLS) and licenced by the New Brunswick Society of Medical Laboratory Technologists (NBSMLT). Medical laboratory technologists and medical laboratory physicians such as pathologists provide information needed to screen for disease, diagnose, treat, and monitor your medical condition. Testing procedures in Horizon laboratories are performed using the latest technology, accreditation standards and guidelines to ensure quality patient care. Your laboratory results are kept strictly confidential and will be sent to your health care provider as soon as they are available.

Horizon lab staff work in a variety of specialities, some of which include:

  • Specimen Collection
  • Central Receiving & Referrals
  • Transfusion Medicine
  • Chemistry
  • Forensic Toxicology
  • Microbiology
  • Hematology
  • Pathology/Autopsy
  • Cytopathology
  • Molecular Genetics
  • Cytogenetics
  • TB Lab (Level III capabilities)
  • Stem Cell Retrieval

NOTE: Laboratories can only accept test requests from health care providers who have ordering privileges with the College of Physicians and Surgeons of New Brunswick, nurse practitioners within Horizon or working directly under a privileged physician by the New Brunswick College of Physicians and Surgeons, pharmacists within hospitals (not community-based pharmacists), and midwives employed by Horizon.

Request forms (requisitions) must contain the first and last name of the health care provider to be processed.

Patient Instructions

FAQs

How do I prepare for a test?

Your health care provider will tell you how to prepare for a test. Some instructions are available online by clicking here. Please feel free to share your concerns with our laboratory staff if you are nervous about having your blood taken or other procedures. Your comfort is important to us. Please remember: You must present either your Medicare card or a piece of valid government-issued identification to have a test done. 

Should I be concerned about my privacy?

We take your privacy seriously. We ask for your personal information to ensure samples and test results match with the right person. Results are kept in strict confidence at all times and only your health care provider will be able to access test results. Click here to read more about personal health information and privacy.

When can I expect to receive test results?

Our laboratory works to provide health care providers test results in a timely manner. Most routine test results are ready within 24 hours of collection. Specialized testing may take longer, sometimes up to two weeks to one month. Results are not provided directly to the patient unless the health care provider has made arrangements for the patient to receive and self-monitor as in INR testing to monitor blood-thinning medicines. Therefore, you can expect to receive test results from your health care provider.

Our Locations

Note: Appointments are needed at all locations.

Fredericton area

Boiestown Health Centre
6154 Rt. 8, Unit 2, Boiestown, N.B., E6A 1M4
Monday to Friday: 8 to 11 a.m.
For information or to change an appointment, please call 506-369-2700.

Central Miramichi Community Health Centre
11 Prospect St., Doaktown, N.B., E9C 1C3
Monday to Friday: 8:30 to 11:30 a.m.
For information or to change an appointment, please call 506-365-6100.

Chipman Health Centre
9 Civic Ct., Chipman, N.B., E4A 2H8
Monday to Friday: 8 to 9 a.m.
For information or to change an appointment, please call 506-339-7650.

Dr. Everett Chalmers Regional Hospital
700 Priestman St., PO Box 9000, Fredericton, N.B., E3B 5N5
Monday to Friday: 7 a.m. to 4 p.m.
For information or to change an appointment, please call 506-452-5094.

Fredericton Junction Health Centre
233 Sunbury Dr., Fredericton Junction, N.B., E5L 1S1
Tuesday and Thursday: 8  to 10 a.m.
For information or to change an appointment, please call 506-368-6501.

Harvey Health Centre
2019, Rt. 3, Harvey Station, N.B., E6K 3E9
Monday to Friday: 7 to 10:30 a.m.
For information or to change an appointment, please call 506-366-6400.

McAdam Health Centre
15 Saunders Rd., McAdam, N.B., E6J 1K9
Monday to Friday: 7:30 to 10 a.m.
For information or to change an appointment, please call 506-784-6300.

Nackawic Health Centre
Upper Floor, Nackawic Shopping Centre, 135 Otis Dr., Unit 201, Nackawic, N.B., E6G 1H1
Monday to Friday: 7 to 10 a.m.
For information or to change an appointment, please call 506-575-6600.

Oromocto Public Hospital
103 Winnebago St., Oromocto, N.B., E2V 1C6
Monday to Friday: 7 a.m. to 3 p.m.
For information or to change an appointment, please call 506-357-4734.

Queens North Health Centre
1100 Pleasant Dr., Minto, N.B., E4B 2V6
Monday to Wednesday: 8 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.
Thursday and Friday: 8 to 11 a.m.
For information or to change an appointment, please call 506-327-7884 or 506-327-7800.

Stanley Health Centre
69 Limekiln Rd., Stanley, N.B., E6B 1E9
Monday to Friday: 8 to 11:30 a.m.
For information or to change an appointment, please call 506-367-7730.

Miramichi area

Baie-Sainte-Anne Health Centre
13 Rue de l'Église, Baie-Sainte-Anne, N.B., E9A 1A9
Wednesday and Friday: 8 to 10 a.m.
For information or to change an appointment, please call 506-228-2004.

Blackville Health Centre
2 Schafer Ln., Blackville, N.B., E9B 1P4
Tuesday: 8 to 10 a.m.
For information or to change an appointment, please call 506-843-2910.

Miramichi Regional Hospital
500 Water St., Miramichi, N.B., E1V 3G5
Monday to Friday: 7 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.
For information or to change an appointment, please call 506-623-3180.

Neguac Health Centre
38 Otho St., Neguac, N.B., E9G 4H3
Thursday: 8 to 10 a.m.
Monday, Wednesday and Friday: 8 a.m. to 12 p.m.
For information or to change an appointment, please call 506-776-3876.

Rogersville Health Centre
9 rue Des Ormes, Rogersville, N.B., E4Y 1S6
Wednesday: 7:30 to 10 a.m.
For information or to change an appointment, please call 506-775-2030.

Moncton area

Albert County Community Health Centre
8 Forestdale Rd., Riverside-Albert, N.B., E4H 3Y7
Monday to Thursday: 8 to 11:30 a.m.
For information or to change an appointment, please call 506-882-3100.

Blood Collection Clinic at the Moncton Coliseum
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877 Killam Dr. Moncton N.B., E1C 3T1
(Please use the entrance located at the back of the Coliseum, off Killam Drive.)
Monday to Friday: 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.
For information or to change an appointment, please call 506-857-5271.

Hillsborough Satellite Office
2807 Main St., Hillsborough, N.B., E4H 2X9
Tuesday and Thursday: 8:30 to 11:30 a.m.
For information or to change an appointment, please call 506-882-3100.

Petitcodiac Health Centre
32 Railway Av., Petitcodiac, N.B., E4Z 4R9
Monday to Thursday: 8:30 a.m. to 12 p.m.
For information or to change an appointment, please call 506-756-3400.

Port Elgin and Region Health Centre
33 Moore Rd., PO box 1557, Port Elgin, N.B., E4M 2E6
Monday, Wednesday and Friday: 8 to 10 a.m.
For information or to change an appointment, please call 506-538-2140.

Rexton Health Centre
33 Main St., Rexton N.B., E4W 0E5
Monday to Friday: 7:30 to 10 a.m.
For information or to change an appointment, please call 506-523-7940.

Sackville Memorial Hospital
8 Main St., Sackville, N.B. E4L 4A3
Monday to Friday: 7:30 to 10:20 a.m.
For information or to change an appointment, please call 506-857-5271.

The Moncton Hospital
135 MacBeath Av., Moncton, N.B., E1C 6Z8
Monday to Friday: 7 a.m. to 4:40 p.m.
For information or to change an appointment, please call 506-857-5271.

Saint John area

Campobello Island Health Centre
640 Rt. 774, Unit 1, Welshpool, N.B., E5E 1A5
Monday to Thursday: 9 a.m. to 12 p.m.
For information or to change an appointment, please call 506-752-4100.

Charlotte County Hospital
4 Garden St., St. Stephen, N.B., E3L 2L9
Monday to Friday: 7 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.
For information or to change an appointment, please call 506-465-4430 or 506-648-6681.

Deer Island Health Centre
999 Rt. 772, Fairhaven, N.B., E5V 1P2
Thursday: 9 to 10 a.m.
For information or to change an appointment, please call 506-747-4150.

Grand Manan Hospital
196 Rt. 776, Grand Manan, N.B., E5G 1A3
Monday, Wednesday, and Friday: 7 to 9 a.m.
For information or to change an appointment, please call 506-662-4060.

Fundy Health Centre
34 Hospital St., Blacks Harbour N.B., E5H 1K2
Monday to Friday: 8 to 10:45 a.m.
Saturday: 8 to 10 a.m.
For information or to change an appointment, please call 506-456-4200.

Market Place Wellness Centre
120 Market Place, Saint John, N.B., E2M 1B5 - located in Carleton Community Centre.
Monday and Tuesday: 8 a.m. to 3 p.m.
For information or to change an appointment, please call 506-648-6681.

Saint John Regional Hospital
400 University Av., Saint John, N.B., E2L 4L2
Monday to Friday: 7:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.
For information or to change an appointment, please call 506-648-6681.

St. Joseph's Hospital
130 Bayard Dr., Saint John, N.B., E2L 3L6
Monday to Friday: 7:30 a.m. to 3 p.m.
For information or to change an appointment, please call 506-648-6681.

Kennebecasis Valley Health Services
175 Old Hampton Rd., Quispamsis, N.B., E2E 4Z4
Monday to Friday: 7:30 a.m. to 3 p.m.
For information or to change an appointment, please call 506-648-6681.

Sussex Health Centre
75 Leonard Dr., Sussex, N.B., E4E 2P7
Monday to Friday: 7 a.m. to 2 p.m.
For information or to change an appointment, please call 506-432-3102 or 506-648-6681.

Upper River Valley area

Hotel-Dieu of St. Joseph
10 Woodland Hill, Perth-Andover, N.B., E7H 5H5
Monday to Friday: 7:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.
For information or to change an appointment, please call 506-273-7100.

Tobique Valley Community Health Centre
120 Main St., Plaster Rock, N.B., E7G 2E5
Monday to Friday: 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.
For information or to change an appointment, please call 506-356-6600.

Upper River Valley Hospital
11300 Rt. 130, Waterville, Carleton County, N.B., E7P 0A4
Monday to Friday: 7 a.m. to 4 p.m.
For information or to change an appointment, please call 506-375-5900.

Last updated: Jan. 18, 2021

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