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Laboratory services

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For laboratory tests, you will need a referral from a doctor or nurse at the health station.

For laboratory tests, certain sampling points are only available by appointment. Make an appointment online (in Finnish) or by phone.

Many factors affect laboratory test results, such as eating, strain, stress, coffee, tobacco, alcohol or medicines taken before the test. More information about preparing for tests is available at the Islab website or provided by the referring doctor, nurse or health station.

You can see your laboratory results in the My Kanta Pages. You can also ask for your results by calling the health station.

Laboratory services in the Siun sote area are provided by the joint municipal authority of the Eastern Finland laboratory centre ISLAB.

Background information

Public health care laboratories test and analyse blood, urine and cell samples among other things. A referral from a doctor or a nurse is needed to use public health care laboratory services. The referral specifies what the sample should be tested for. Before giving a sample, you should read the instructions provided by your doctor or the laboratory. For example, there may be restrictions on eating and drinking before you give a sample.

Some private laboratory services may be used without a referral if you are yourself able to specify what laboratory tests you need. Private laboratories charge the fees indicated on their price lists for their services.

Basic information

Responsible for the serviceSiun sote – Joint municipal authority for North Karelia social and health services
Area Heinävesi, Ilomantsi, Joensuu, Juuka, Kitee, Kontiolahti, Lieksa, Liperi, Nurmes, Outokumpu, Polvijärvi, Rääkkylä, Tohmajärvi
Available languagesFinnish, English
Text edited by: Siun sote – Joint municipal authority for North Karelia social and health services
Updated: 9/3/2020