A unique and innovative model
Bio-Test Laboratory now open to the public at the Aline-Chrétien Health Hub, in Orléans
Ottawa, February 9, 2023 – Bio-Test Laboratory Inc. (“Bio-Test”), a leading provider of diagnostic laboratory and radiology services, is now open to the public at its licenced specimen collection centre at the Aline-Chrétien Health Hub, located at 2225 Mer-Bleue Road, in Orléans.
This expansion bolsters Bio-Test’s high-quality, and community-centric specimen collection network, while adding enhanced general specimen collection and diagnostic services for Orléans, Navan and surrounding communities and residents.
The laboratory is officially open to the public. While laboratory services have been available at the Hub since November 2021, they were reserved for clients of the Hub who were already on-site for an appointment.
This expansion in conjunction with Hôpital Montfort, the main partner organization at the Hub, aligns with Bio-Test’s vision of providing excellence in healthcare within their established framework of specimen collection centres.
“We are proud to partner with Montfort on this critical endeavour of providing barrier-free access to patients of the Aline-Chrétien Health Hub and the general community,” said Asif Malik, President of Bio-Test. “With our state-of-the-art laboratory and this new site we can better deliver health solutions while advancing the way in which diagnostics are made available to Canadians.”
“Offering laboratory services to the community was part of the plan at the Hub,” said Dr. Bernard Leduc, president and CEO of Montfort. “It very much aligns with the Hub’s vision to offer integrated healthcare services under one roof, closer to the community.”
Details on the Bio-Test Laboratory at the Hub are available here.
About Bio-Test Laboratory
Founded in Ottawa in 1971, Bio-Test has been providing best-in-class specimen collection and diagnostic services to Eastern Ontarians and is fully licensed by the Ontario Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care to perform tests in haematology, chemistry, microbiology, special chemistry, serology and cytology. Bio-Test is ISO 15189 Plus™ accredited through Accreditation Canada and also offers customized occupational health programs, including workforce specimen collection, radiology, and ultrasound services, as well as ECGs.
About the Aline-Chrétien Health Hub
The Aline-Chrétien Health Hub is a unique and innovative model that brings a wide range of specialized and community healthcare services under one roof. It is a partnership between Bruyère, CHEO, Eastern Ottawa Resource Centre, Geriatric Psychiatry Community Services of Ottawa, Home and Community Care Support Services Champlain, Hôpital Montfort, Ottawa Public Health and Youth Services Bureau of Ottawa. With the Hub, residents of Ottawa East, from newborns to seniors, have access to integrated programs close to home, focused on their needs, and offered in both official languages.
Hôpital Montfort is Ontario’s Francophone Academic Hospital, offering exemplary person-centred care. The hospital serves over 1.2 million people in Eastern Ontario, in both official languages. In 2022, it earned Accreditation with Exemplary Standing from Accreditation Canada for the third time, and is the first francophone host as the Registered Nurses’ Association of Ontario’s flagship Best Practice Spotlight Organization (BPSO).
With its main partners, the University of Ottawa and La Cité college, as well as other post-secondary programs, Montfort is preparing the next generation of Francophone healthcare professionals. Since 2015, it has joined the ranks of Canada’s top 40 research hospitals through the activities of the Institut du Savoir Montfort, its knowledge institute. Montfort strives to become “your hospital of reference for outstanding services, designed with you and for you”. In 2019, it was named one of the world’s top 1000 hospitals.