Kit and Test Ordering Instructions
Consistent with O. Reg. 671/92 of the French Language Services Act, test ordering and instructions on this page is only available in English because it is scientific or technical in nature and is for use only by qualified health care providers and not by members of the public.
This page provides information on how to order kit and test supplies, as well as testing instructions for laboratory tests performed by Public Health Ontario (PHO). This information is for use by qualified health care providers only.
Specimen containers and supplies are supplied to submitters exclusively for samples that are to be tested by PHO.
To order Coronavirus (COVID-19) Swab Kits or Personal Protective Equipment (PPE), please access the PPE Supply Portal.
Kit Instruction Sheets
The following kit instruction sheets provide instructions on how to properly collect, package and transport a sample for laboratory testing.
Test Ordering Instructions
The following test ordering instructions provide additional detailed information on how to order certain laboratory test performed at PHO. See the Test Information Index for a full lists of tests.
PHO Rounds: Tuberculosis Contact Investigation: Principles and practice
This PHO Rounds will review the principles of TB contact investigation, including transmission risk assessment, prioritizing follow-up based on the source case’s likely infectiousness, the nature of the exposure(s), and factors that increase immunologic vulnerability of exposed individuals to TB disease.