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Test Information Sheets provide comprehensive instructions, including:

  • Type of specimen to collect
  • Collection kit and requisition
  • Special requirements
  • Specimen handling
  • Test methodology and links to relevant Labstracts
  • Turnaround times​
​Turn Around Times (TATs) posted in the Test Information Sheets are estimates for routine tests. For some tests or at times of public health emergencies, outbreaks or exigent circumstances, TATs may be longer than what is posted.

This Turn around time definition does not apply to tests that are on-hold awaiting information to continue testing. Please note that “day” as used here, refers to business days.
For tests referred out by PHL to other reference labs, the TAT is dependent on the Reference Laboratory testing schedule.​​

Spring/Summer Algorithm for Influenza and other Respiratory Viral Testing

Beginning on June 6, 2016, Public Health Ontario will be switching to the spring/summer algorithm for influenza and other respiratory viral testing. Please see the Labstract for more details.


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