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Owen Sound Appointments 

As of January 1, 2023, Brightshores has eliminated outpatient lab services only at the Owen Sound Hospital with the exception of Brightshores Oncology patients.

Owen Sound Oncology patients being cared for by Dr. Aboo and Dr. Sandhu are permitted to book online lab appointments. Patients that book an appointment outside this patient population will not be honored.

If you are not an Oncology patient and require lab work please book an appointment at one of our area sites or with Lifelabs in Owen Sound.

Markdale, Meaford, Southampton and Wiarton laboratories will continue to accept appointments for all outpatients

Pre-booked appointments are required, walk-ins will not be accepted.

 Prior to booking an appointment at one of our area sites, please note the following:

  • If you are booking an appointment for a child or an individual with special needs please book two appointments back-to-back
  • When booking your appointment on the website please ensure you use your full name as printed on your health card
  • Urgent requests for blood work must be made by a Healthcare Practitioner
  • Please bring your laboratory requisition and health card with you to your appointment

Markdale, Meaford, Southampton and Wiarton Test information:

Special tests that can only be booked by phone:

  • Pediatric patients (6 years of age or younger), and patients with special needs
  • Semen analysis testing

Tests with Special Appointment Times Required

  • AM Cortisol – Book appointment time in AM
  • PM Cortisol – Book appointment time towards end of day
  • Glucose Tolerance Test – book appointment time in AM

Fasting Required

Do not eat or drink (except water) for 8-12 hours before the following tests:

  • GLUCOSE – fasting
  • GTT – gestational diabetes confirmation
  • GTT – non pregnant
  • Homocystine (preferred)

Testing only completed Monday – Thursday (NO Friday Appointments or Prior to a STAT Holiday)

  • Molecular Genetics
  • DNA Testing
  • Chromosome MicroArray
  • Fragile X
  • Flow Cytometry
  • HLA B27

Booking Lab Appointments

Patients who qualify for Lab services at Brightshores have two options to book an appointment, online or via phone. Please use the appropriate link or phone number provided below. 

If patients no longer need a Brightshores appointment, they are asked to cancel using our Lab Appointment Cancelation Process: using the cancelation link in their confirmation email or text from Brightshores. If a patient did not receive a confirmation email or text, they will need to call 519-376-2121 ext. 2592.

Owen Sound –Only for Oncology Patients cared by Dr. Aboo and Dr. Sandhu
Phone: 1-888-525-0553 
*Owen Sound Lab does not perform community OHIP work

Phone: 1-888-525-0553 

Phone: 1-888-525-0553 

Phone: 1-888-525-0553 
*Please Note: All community laboratory testing performed at the Southampton Hospital is processed by Dynacare. Your test results are available through your physician’s office or through Dynacare’s online portal e-Results. Test results are also available through MyChart. 

Phone: 1-888-525-0553 

Lion’s Head 
Phone: 519-793-6317

Booking staff will do their best to coordinate Lab appointments with other scheduled appointments, including Oncology appointments, to reduce multiple hospital visits for patients.

Lab Tests – Some Fees May Apply
Please note that patients will be billed for all lab tests not covered by the Ontario Health Insurance Plan (OHIP). While OHIP covers the cost of most laboratory tests, there are some specialized, non-routine tests that are uninsured. Patients will be billed at the time of service.

A list of uninsured lab tests and their costs is below:

Lab Hours

Meaford: Monday to Friday 8:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.

Markdale: Monday to Thursday 8:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.

Wiarton: Monday to Friday 8:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.

Southampton: Monday to Friday 8:00 a.m. – 3:15 p.m.

Lions Head: Thursdays 8:00 a.m. to 3:15 p.m.

*All laboratories are closed on Statutory Holidays*

Lab Licenses & Accreditation

Accredited facilities recognized by IQMH: