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About special testing

The special testing unit is made up of six very unique labs providing a variety of cardio-respiratory and neurology tests.

These labs are located at Grand River Hospital’s KW Site, at 835 King Street West in Kitchener,
in the hospital’s E wing on the third floor.

To reach the special testing unit for most tests, please enter at the main hospital entrance and turn right before the information desk. Then take the ramp up towards the dialysis area. Take the first left.

Please note that electromyography (EMG) takes place in the Kaufman Building at the KW Site. An accessible entrance is available at 40 Green Street, on the east side of the hospital property. You are welcome to park in the KW Site’s main parking garage, or a surface parking lot outside the Kaufman building.

The special testing unit offers the following tests, and you may find out more about these tests by clicking the links below:
In general, please plan to arrive at least 15 minutes before your scheduled appointment so our receptionist can register you. Please have your health card ready.

A physician must order all tests. If your doctor has given you a requisition, please bring it with you. Also we appreciate you bringing a list of the medications you are taking.

For physicians ordering any of these tests…
You may call or fax your request into the special testing unit. If you prefer to fax the requisition, please include:
  • Patient's name;
  • Date of birth;
  • Ordering doctor's name and those who need a copy;
  • The specific test;
  • Pertinent information;
  • Reason for the test; and
  • Health card number

We will fax or phone you back with the appointment date and time.

Our fax number is: 519-749-4312. Our booking number: 519-749-4235 for special testing. Please follow the instructions for the booking line.
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