Regional Laboratory Medicine - qathet General Hospital (formerly Powell River General Hospital)

?The qathet General Hospital (formerly Powell River General Hospital) Laboratory is part of the Vancouver Coastal Health Regional Laboratory Medicine network. We also offer referral laboratory testing for other health facilities within the province.  

Our network of laboratory facilities offers STAT, routine and specialized testing in:

  • Anatomic pathology 

  • Clinical chemistry

  • Hematopathology

  • Microbiology

  • Transfusion medicine

  • Cytogenetics

  • Transplant immunology

  • Outpatient blood collection services

Our specialty services have been developed with emphasis in bone marrow and solid organ transplantation, oncology, neurosciences and trauma to help support the various clinical services within VCH.

Research & education

We are involved in research activities with both clinical and university-based researchers. Our laboratories are also active as major teaching centres, working with educational institutions for the training of medical personnel including physicians, technologists, and laboratory assistants.

qathet General Hospital (formerly Powell River General Hospital)

5000 Joyce Avenue
Powell River, BC
V8A 5R3
Phone: (604) 485-3266
Fax: (604) 485-3236

Hours of operation

Appointments are available:

  • Monday to Friday from 7:30 a.m. - 4 p.m.

Drop-ins are available:
  • 8 a.m. - 3 p.m. 

Closed Saturdays, Sundays and statutory holidays.