Available to patients aged 7 years and older, our various specimen collection services provide fast and reliable results, often in less than 24 hours depending on the type of analysis.
Pre-appointment instructions if you have to fast:
- 12 hours without food.
- 48 hours without alcohol.
- You can drink water.
Pre-appointment instructions if undergoing induced oral hyperglycemia:
- You must be fasting.
- Several blood samples must be taken over a period of 2.5 hours depending on the hyperglycemia test required.
Streptococcus are microorganisms that cause a number of infections such as pharyngitis, which can present with symptoms such as difficulty swallowing, swollen tonsils, fever and headache. We offer patients different options. They can come in with a doctor's prescription to be screened for streptococcus, with rapid results. Patients who have not previously consulted a doctor and are experiencing a sore throat can also come directly to HekaLab for a consultation ( for a fee). Depending on the results, a quick screening and throat culture may be performed and treatment may be provided.
If you have symptoms similar to those of COVID-19 (fever, cough, congestion, etc.), do not wait to be tested. Our team can quickly administer an antigen test (also known as a rapid test), with results in just a few minutes.
Helicobacter pylori (H. pylori) infection plays an important role in the development of peptic ulcers. H. pylori tests are used to check for infection in the stomach and upper small intestine.
Pre-appointment instructions: Do not take antibiotics or Pepto Bismol 30 days before the test. Do not take any acid-lowering medication up to 14 days before the test. Fasting 4 hours before the test, without food or water.