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Preparation and Tips

Getting ready for a medical test? You may be feeling a bit nervous about what the results will mean for your health.  Or you may be worried that the test will be uncomfortable. To ease your mind and ensure accurate test results, we put together some handy tips that can help you better prepare for what’s coming up.
 
It’s important to know that many medical tests don't require any preparation at all, but for those that do it’s crucial that you follow all the instructions provided. If you have any concerns or questions, please contact the healthcare professional who ordered the test.
Before My Test
Before My Test
Our Laboratory and Health Services Centre Locator can help you easily find the centre most convenient for you. The locator also provides hours of operation... Learn more >
Preparing for My Test
Preparing for My Test
Here are some of the ways that you can be better prepared before coming to Dynacare. Learn more >
After My Test
After My Test
After your sample is collected, it is transported by a Dynacare courier to one of our testing facilities, where it is processed and tested by highly qualified, provincially certified medical ... Learn more >
During My Test
During My Test
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Your Child's First Blood Test
Your Child's First Blood Test
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Understanding Test Results
Understanding Test Results
You've gone for your medical tests and the results have come back. What will the lab findings mean for your health? To understand the test results, it helps to know about reference intervals. Learn more >
Learning the ABCs of Vitamin D
Learning the ABCs of Vitamin D
Feeling tired and weak all the time? You may be lacking in vitamin D – one of the essential nutrients that your body needs to perform at its best. According to the non-profit Vitamin D Council ... Learn more >
Grain of Truth: The Facts about Wheat and Gluten Sensitivities
Grain of Truth: The Facts about Wheat and Gluten Sensitivities
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