• Laboratory

Laboratory tests are essential to your health. They are an important way for your health care provider to determine what’s going on inside your body.


The work done by the staff at Manitoulin Health Centre Laboratory enables diagnosis and treatment of your medical condition. MHC Laboratory provides community and hospital diagnostic services to physicians and patients on Manitoulin Island and the surrounding areas.




Appointments are required for all laboratory collections.  


Online Booking


An appointment can be self-booked online through CareDove for both Little Current and Mindemoya locations.

Please select the location where you wish to book your appointment:

If you're experiencing trouble with online booking contact the laboratory or your health care provider.

Mindemoya Lab - 705-377-5311, ext. 1250
Little Current Lab - 705-368-2300, ext. 2441


Please be aware that a fee will apply when insurance collections are requested.




A requisition must be provided to the lab when you arrive for an appointment.


Special Considerations for Lab Bookings 


Overnight Fasting Required for the following:

  • Glucose Fasting
  • Glucose Tolerance Test GTT/75 GTT/OGT
  • Note: 50g Glucose for Gestational Diabetes no fasting required
  • Lipid/ Cholesterol Profile (we also offer non-fasting lipid profile)
  • C-peptide
  • Growth Hormone  GH
  • Bile Acids


Cortisol AM:

  • Book at 8 AM only


Flow Cytometry (CD4/CD8):

  • Book before 9 AM for Little Current and before 8:20 AM Mindemoya


HLA B27:

  • Monday to Wednesday before 9 AM for Little Current and before 8:20 AM Mindemoya


Drop off only does not require appointment:

  • e.g. Urine, Sputum, Stool sample


Patients for Vitamin D and Celiac testing are referred to Life Labs


Test Preparation 


Please follow any preparations as advised by your physician (i.e. fasting). If you have any questions, please contact the laboratory.




If your health care provider has given you a requisition for testing you must bring it with you, if your requisition has been faxed to the hospital, it will be available at the admitting desk.

Hours of Operation    


The lab collects Out-Patient Blood work
Monday to Friday.


Contact Information  


(705) 368-2300

Little Current Lab ext. 2441  
Mindemoya Lab ext. 1250